DIESEL TECHNICIAN III
As a valued member of our team, the Diesel Technician III will diagnose, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: engines (gas and diesel), electrical/brake/cooling systems, transmissions (manual and automatic), clutches, differentials/power dividers, PTO systems, starters/alternators, air conditioning systems (including cold and hot units), fan clutches, engine electronics (gas/diesel), power steering systems, steering gear box (manual and power), hydraulics and welding. Our family-owned company offers highly competitive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as a 401k plan, flexible spending account program, paid time off and holiday pay.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including the following; other duties may be assigned)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Perform all levels of preventive maintenance services on truck and trailer equipment.
- Diagnose, rebuild and repair fleet equipment (tractors, trailers, mixer units).
- Prepare work orders both manually and on a computer
- Identify warrantable repairs and document
- Maintain work area appearance and safety
- Work in a safe manner, per company, local, state and federal policies and regulations
- Identify and determine parts required for repair of disassembled units
- Perform minor welding
- Road test vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
- Raise trucks, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
- Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
- Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
- Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
- Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
- Perform duties with little or no supervision and in a timely and efficient manner
- Specialize in repairing and troubleshooting of major components such as engine, transmissions and differentials, to include replacing or rebuilding complete assemblies, turbochargers, fuel system, after treatment, mixers, etc.
- Assist in training other employees, act as a mentor.
- Willingness to travel as necessary to close geographical locations
Skills & Qualifications
- Technical Capacity.
- Problem Solving/Analysis.
- Critical Thinking
- 6 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance required
- Proficiency in the use of all tools of trade (including welding equipment, diagnostic equipment, hand and power tools) required
- Proficient computer skills: knowledge of Excel, Word, Fleet Management Systems, and email
- Must be able to operate a manual transmission vehicle to determine if operating properly
- Must provide own tools and toolbox
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Vocational/Technical or certification preferred
- Specialized training and experience in the diagnosis/troubleshooting of major components (engines, transmissions, differentials) or OEM training courses required
- Effective communication skills in the English language in both written and verbal form
8 years of practical experience is preferred but not mandatory
Candidate must have effective communication skills in the English language in both written and verbal form.
- A valid driver’s license is required
- Current CDL license with air brake certification required
- ASE Certification and 608/609 certifications required (Master T preferred)
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are subject to the shift assigned.
Travel percentage depends on business needs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Required to remember and understand certain instructions, guidelines or other information.
- Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- Will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. Carrying, pushing, pulling, Kneeling, stooping, climbing, balancing
- Use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms including overhead.
- Regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally team lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, hazardous chemicals and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is regularly exposed to wet or slippery ground conditions. Employee must wear required personal protective equipment; up to and including safety vest, hard hat, ear protection, gloves and safety glasses.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. However serves as a mentor to other employees in the apprentice program and as required.
Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).