Diesel mechanics repair trucks, buses, and other equipment. They also diagnose problems with diesel powered engines, inspect, repair, or overhaul anything with a diesel engine as well as keep up-to-date records.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections/diagnostic tests; identify worn and damaged parts.
Verify vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
Comply with federal/state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
Maintain vehicle records by annotating services and repairs.
Correct vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
Keep shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshoot breakdowns; maintain supplies; perform preventive maintenance; call for repairs.
Contain costs by using warranty; evaluate service and parts options.
Keep supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
Enhance maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Test drive vehicle to ensure it is running smoothly.
Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles.
Adjust and align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and attached system components.
Follow a checklist of inspection procedures
Routine maintenance to include: changing oil, checking batteries, lubricating equipment and parts.
All other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent
5 years experience
ASE automotive certification
Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Persistence – Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
Resource Management (People & Equipment) – Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Ambition – The drive to achieve personal advancement.
Assertiveness – Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.