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Smith Industrial Service
Creola, AL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Title: Mechanic

Reports to: Shop Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose: Performs diagnostics, adjustments, repair and service to maintain company vehicles and equipment. Vehicles include light to medium weight diesel engines, and equipment includes pumps used in industrial cleaning.

Must complete all required safety-related training including, but not limited to TWIC, 10 Hour OSHA, Confined Space, Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, Breathing Air Equipment Training and Fit Test, Confined Space Entry, Aerial Lift Training, Lock Out Tag Out, Heat Stress, MSHA, Defensive Driving, Hazard Communications, and H2S.

Essential Functions:

  • Use hand tools and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Adjust brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
  • Raise trucks, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Test drive trucks and vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure they are working properly.
  • Inspect, test and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, 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.
  • Specialize in repairing and maintaining parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems.
  • Maintains a clean/safe workspace free from spills or obstruction which may lead to harm.
  • Other mechanical repair tasks as needed.
  • Works when scheduled and complies with the company attendance policy.
  • Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of safety principles and practices; follows all safety policies procedures (e.g., safety glasses, earplugs, face shields, etc.) to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of machines and equipment.
  • Attends all safety and health training, as required.
  • Observes and practices all safety procedures and policies as per OSHA and company SOPs.
  • Travels as required.

Marginal Functions: (Duties that are likely to be assigned to this person unless they prove unable to perform them after receiving training and/or accommodations that the company judges appropriate).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: (these are required to enable job holders to perform the job’s essential functions).

  • Must be proficient in using a variety of hand tools, special tools, required to perform assigned maintenance tasks
  • Must be able to lift 75-100 pounds.
  • Must be able to enter Confined Spaces such as close quarters, crawl spaces, manholes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia for cleaning purposes.
  • Must possess a safety-first attitude.
  • Must possess a positive working attitude.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain all company equipment and accessories.
  • Must be able to use applied knowledge to formulate positive solutions to problem situations.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English effectively.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and manage priorities.
  • Must be able to demonstrate organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, crew, division personnel and negotiate with members of all backgrounds and personalities.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient, independent, and resourceful.
  • Ability to communicate orally, in writing, and uses emotional intelligence to work through challenges and issues.
  • Ability to make substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and stand for sustained periods.
  • Ability to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Ability to see within normal range with or without corrective lenses.
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout the day.

Experience/Education: High school graduate or GED. 2 plus years experience in an automotive service or repair environment required. Must be able to pass a drug test as well as a background check and motor vehicle check.

Specific Licenses: Automotive trade school or certifications preferred; valid driver’s license; must have own tools.

Work conditions: Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions, and some outdoor working conditions; exposure to extreme temperature conditions (both hot and cold); exposure to high noise levels; exposure to hazardous chemicals possible; extended periods of standing; climbing.

Smith Industrial Services is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

I have read and understand this job description and agree that I am able to fulfill the essential functions as stated above with or without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to request an accommodation, if necessary, to fulfill the essential functions of this position.

Smith Industrial Service


Creola, AL
36525 USA



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