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Company Name Confidential
Location Agawam, Massachusetts
Date Posted May 9, 2018
Category Non-Driving Jobs
Job Type Diesel Mechanic

Description

Repair heavy-duty trucks and trailers according to company standards and procedures. Train new employees on company procedures regarding service shop functions and inspect orders for completion before presentation to customer.

 

Essential Tasks

1.   Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunction(s)

2.   Train new service shop employees on company procedures regarding vehicle repairs.

3.   Inspect orders for completion and quality before presentation or delivery to customers.

4.   Perform inspections and preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

5.   Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and filter replacements.

6.   Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes (air, hydraulic, electric and brake accessories).

7.   Test drive vehicles and test components using proper equipment.

8.   Troubleshoot and repair suspension systems including leaf and coil spring systems, and Hendrickson walking beam type suspension systems.

9.   Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems, exhaust systems, steering systems, air conditioning, PTO”S and custom exhaust systems.

10.   Adjust, remove and replace clutches and drivelines.

11.   Overhaul, troubleshoot and repair diesel and gasoline engines.

12.   Troubleshoot and repair fuel tanks, fifth wheels, trailer hitches, pintle hooks, auxiliary axles and frames.

13.   Perform tandem alignment, front axle king pin and bushing repairs.

14.   Perform basic aluminum and steel wire welding.

15.   Review service story provided by service writers and determine tasks that need to be accomplished in order for the order to be completed in a timely manner.

16.   File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.

17.   Mix polyester resins and hardeners to be used in restoring damaged areas.

18.   Fix small dents that cannot be worked out with plastic or solder.

19.   Position dolly blocks against surfaces of dented areas and beat opposite surfaces to remove dents, using hammers.

20.   Sand body areas to be painted and cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint.

21.   Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle bodies and fenders.

22.   Train new service shop employees on company procedures regarding vehicle repairs.

23.   Inspect orders for completion and quality before presentation or delivery to customers.

24.   Maintain a clean and organized workspace.

 

Skills

Ø Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Ø Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Ø Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Ø Active Learning:  Understanding the implication of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Ø Mathematics: Ability to solve simple equations; ability to use mathematics to solve problems.

Ø Reading Comprehension:  Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Ø Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

 

 

Attributes

Ø  Problem Sensitivity:  The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does involve solving the problem.

Ø  Deductive Reasoning:  The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Ø  Inductive Reasoning:  The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.

Ø  Information Ordering:  The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures)

Ø  Arm-Hand Steadiness:  The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

 

Physical Demands

Ability to frequently lift or carry parts in excess of 100 lbs. Ability to assume positions on and under vehicles while performing repairs.

 

Environmental / Physical Conditions

Exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, noise and temperature variances. 

 

Equipment

Ø  OSHA approved steel toed safety shoes required from the first day of this job.

Ø  Oxygen/Acetylene cutting and welding outfit; Drill press; Hydraulic press; Band hack saw; Floor grinder; Common air and electric power hand tools (Company and personally provided) (1/2' air wrench required). Mechanic must furnish all hand tools up to and including 3/4'.

 

Qualifications

Education

Ø  High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)

Ø  Post Secondary Certificate or training in mechanics preferred

Professional Experience

Ø  Minimum of 6 years experience in general heavy-duty truck and/or trailer repair.

Ø  Minimum of  3 years of experience on suspensions  

Ø  Minimum of 3 years of experience related to alignments.

Ø  Experience in fiberglass repairs, aluminum and steel welding and auto painting are required

Ø  Minimum of 3  years of experience in hydraulic and electric brakes.

 

Certifications/Licenses

Ø  Valid drivers’ license with clean driving record. Class A driver’s license preferred.

Ø  ASE Qualified in Steering and Suspension

Ø  Air brake qualified

Ø  ASE Med & Heavy Truck Brake Qualified

Ø  ASE 609 Qualified

Ø  ASE Med & Heavy Truck Drive Train Qualified

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