Diesel Mechanic - Artesia, NM

Summary
The Mechanic is responsible for maintaining the trucks and facilities and coordinating all required repairs. Must own a mechanic's tool set, capable of supporting general heavy equipment fleet, including electrical and internal combustion engines, and be willing to expand personal tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory of parts necessary to perform the job (i.e., bulbs, gloves, fittings, etc.).
  • Evaluates poor-running trucks and ensure proper diagnosis and repair.
  • Provide regular maintenance of fleet equipment and facilities.
  • Review vehicle inspection reports and insure all repairs are made to DOT and Company standards.
  • Perform all required DOT and CHP services and inspections; keep up-to-date truck files and ensure that the Company is in regulatory compliance.
  • Keep fleet in compliance with all DOT and CHP regulations.
  • Ensure that trucks are always in a safe operating condition.

Other Functions:

  • Special projects as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of experience in the heavy-duty truck industry, diesel engine experience and hydraulics preferred; experience with fluid pumping and metering systems a plus.
  • Must own a mechanic's tool set capable of supporting heavy-duty truck fleet, including electrical and internal combustion engines and be willing to expand personal tools.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues with and without diagnostic equipment.
  • Must own a mechanical tool set sufficient for heavy-duty truck maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedural manuals, assembly and wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting trees.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to calculate figures, and estimates, perform measurements, and conversions, find areas, circumferences, and volumes, and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Basic understanding of: internal combustion engines (both gas and diesel), DC electrical systems, air systems, brakes/suspension systems, heavy trucks/automotive, tires, welding techniques, fuel systems, electrical systems, and hydraulic systems.
  • Must be self-motivated with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize repair events
  • Basic computer skills including: data entry of job times, repair evet write ups, diagnostic programs, internet, and email.

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate's degree preferred
  • Mechanic certification preferred (ASE, air brake adjustment, automotive HVAC, etc.)
  • Valid driver's license

Working Conditions:

  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices
  • Heavy physical effort (up to 100 lbs)
  • Hearing, talking, walking, periods of prolonged standing, sitting, or crouching
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