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Located in Niles, MI

Salary: $18.00

Diesel Mechanic

Niles, MI

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Diesel Mechanic will perform preventative maintenance services, inspect diagnoses and repairs vehicles and equipment. We are seeking a motivated, skilled heavy-duty Truck Technician. The Diesel Mechanic will be in a professional and well-organized work environment that supports a team atmosphere. Working under limited supervision Diesel Mechanic will perform preventative maintenance, runs inspections, diagnostics tests, and repairs a variety of vehicles and equipment.

Responsibilities of Diesel Mechanic

  • Works under limited supervision from established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Performs repairs and assigned preventative maintenance services
  • Performs inspection, diagnosis and repair of engine, electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment
  • Utilize vehicle computer electronics systems to interpret failure modes to initiate or assign repairs
  • Estimates time and material costs on vehicle repairs and requisitions new parts
  • Performs all work within Standard Repair Times (STRs)
  • Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns
  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles
  • Completes required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times
  • Assists senior technicians in the completion of project work
  • Reviews, completes or assigns repairs identified on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
  • Maintains a safe work area in compliance with Corporate / OSHA Standards, and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures

Qualifications for Diesel Mechanic

  • Required: High school diploma or G.E.D., plus additional or specialized training, and one year or more of previous experience
  • Required: Valid driver’s license and must have a clean driving record
  • Preferred: Valid CDL and must have a clean driving record
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, hand tools and air tools, etc.) most of the work day.
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds most of the work day; but sometimes 100 pounds
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) often
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements often
  • Normal setting for this job is: repair/maintenance shop
  • Required to be either on your feet for most of the work day; also will be required to lay down under equipment to service it at times thru out the day

Key information for Diesel Mechanic

  • Technicians work closely with operations, and may be called upon to make road calls to assist in emergency situations on a route
  • Technicians pride themselves on doing the work right the first time and we look for this same sense of personal ownership of work when considering candidates
  • Offer on-the-job training and encourage continuous learning and higher education to keep skills up to date
  • There is the opportunity for overtime
  • Technicians are working with heavy equipment in a shop environment, it is required that they be able to push, pull, drag, and lift items up to 50 pounds, and occasionally must work at shoulder level with equipment weighing up to 25 pounds

Compensation for Diesel Mechanic

  • $18.00 / hour

Express Office: Saint Joseph
4070 Red Arrow Highway
Saint Joseph, MI 49085