Trailer Technician

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned

  • Have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Diagnose and repair problems
  • Perform annual vehicle and safety inspections; preventative maintenance and other repairs as necessary
  • Comprehension and completion of the repair orders, inventory forms, PM schedules, repair forecasts
  • Prepare safety documents required by DOT, company and any other Federal, State or Local regulations
  • The ability to use and reference technical manuals, service bulletins, diagrams and schematics
  • Periodically updates responsibilities to reflect company and market needs
  • Pick up parts for the shop as needed
  • Perform duties with little to no supervision

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engine rebuilding knowledge
  • Follow proper process for obtaining and tracking parts
  • Demonstrate knowledge through clear written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Associate’s degree in mechanical or diesel technology, certification in diesel mechanics, with 1 – 3 years’ experience with diesel mechanics and related parts, DOT Annual Inspection certification or Equivalent experience
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with a clean record
  • CDL is helpful but not required
  • Excellent decision-making skills and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in all aspects of trailer suspension, brakes, and swing door repairs

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to lift or exert force up to 80 pounds on occasion.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work takes place near moving mechanical parts, with exposure to fumes and airborne particles, welding fumes, sparks and gases.  There is potential to be exposed to outside work in all weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, but individuals must be able to focus and complete high quality work despite ongoing interruptions.

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