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Trailer Mechanic - Chicago

Truck Fleet Services Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Maintains trailer/vehicle equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements, correcting trailer/vehicle deficiencies, making adjustments and alignments, keeping neat and accurate records on designated paperwork and software programs. Reports to the lead mechanic or on-duty manager. We will train you for specific job requirements.

  • Competitive Wages
  • Wage Premiums for CDL-A and ASE Certifications
  • Shift Premiums for 2nd and 3rd Shifts
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plans & Company Contributions
  • Paid Vacations Days, Holidays & Personal Days
  • Tool Allowance
  • Employee Referral Awards

Job Duties:

· Determines trailer/vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifies worn and damaged parts.
· Keeps trailer equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules.
· Correctly installs new components and part upgrades.
· Corrects trailer/vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, electrical, brake, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; makes adjustments and alignments.
· Verifies trailer/vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
· Complies with federal and state trailer/vehicle requirements by testing all mechanicals for safety standards.
· Maintains trailer/vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting when necessary.
· Maintains trailer/vehicle records by legibly, neatly and correctly annotating services and repairs on the expected paperwork and software programs.
· Accurately records all part numbers on work orders through submitted paperwork and in the designated software programs.
· Keeps shop equipment operating by following correct operating instructions; troubleshoots breakdowns; maintains supplies; performs preventive maintenance; and calls for assistance if needed.
· Contains costs by using warranties; consults with our parts department and evaluates service and parts options.
· Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; communicates effectively with parts department; places orders when necessary and verifies receipt with the parts department.
· Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reads technical and regulation publications.
· Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explores opportunities to add value to personal job accomplishments.
· A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
· All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

· Appropriate tool inventory
· Good customer and peer relationship and communication skills
· Maintains professional appearance and wears appropriate shop uniforms.
· Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record recommended.
· MSDS training
· Man-lift training
· Shop Safety Training
· Torch safety with basic welding and cutting skills
· Tire safety training
· Forklift training certificate
· Fire Safety training
· Complies with all site specific rules, procedures, and duties.
· Keeps shop and work area clean and safe
· Proficient in performing all PMs on trailers and lift gates and documenting the information correctly
· Certified to perform all DOT annual inspections on trailers and completing the proper documentation
· Has a CDL A with air brake designation recommended
· ABS training
· Federal air brake certification
· Skilled in tire maintenance and tread wear analysis
· Proficient in basic electrical system repairs
· Proficient at welding in all appropriate disciplines
· Demonstrates a good capacity for diagnostic skills
· Proficient in diagnosing and performing trailer alignments
· All other requirements as assigned.

Truck Fleet Services

Why Work Here?

Adapt. Expand. Evolve. It’s what we do to keep fleets SAFE, EFFICIENT and OPERATIONAL. Come grow with us.

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Truck Fleet Services desires our customers’ complete satisfaction. We intend to meet and exceed all expectations by providing the services and solutions that improve the uptime abilities of our customers to transport and deliver their goods and services. HIGHLY SKILLED STAFF We do this with a staff of motivated and highly-skilled mechanics, technicians and professionals who are committed to continual improvement and carrying out the our vision of maintenance excellence CAREER OPPORTUNITIES With seven locations offering round the clock services, we are always looking for men and women with experience in medium/heavy duty truck repair, diesel mechanic certifications and/or mechanical aptitude to join our winning teams. We are looking for individuals with strong work ethic who are motivated to better themselves and are willing to learn and grow in this excellent industry. We offer training programs and scholarship opportunities through our partnerships with TMC and The Fleet Maintenance Council of Southeastern Wisconsin.


165 W. Lake Street, Northlake, IL 60164
Chicago, IL