Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Trailer Mechanic Job Description

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Trailer mechanic provides maintenance and repair activities on brake-systems, electrical systems, and other components of auto vehicles.

Trailer Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective trailer mechanic job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included trailer mechanic job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrate proficient technical knowledge of preventative maintenance, replacement of parts/components, more difficult repairs as it pertains tractor maintenance including but not limited to the fuel system, battery, engine, drive train, onboard computer, transmission, air brake systems, and FHWA Inspections
Demonstrate foundational knowledge of preventative maintenance, replacement of parts/components, and basic repairs as it pertains to trailer maintenance, air brake systems, and FHWA Inspections
Perform Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Preventative maintenance, including replacing coils and filters
Perform Trailer preventative maintenance, including changing out filters, testing fire alarms and fire extinguishers
Perform Generator Preventative Maintenance, this would include oil change and basic repairs
Perform brake system repairs, suspension maintenance and structural damage repairs performing routine maintenance and regulatory compliance
Perform accurate and complete vehicle inspections
Perform air brake and wheel end repairs
Perform floor, roof, door and side panel repairs
Perform ABS diagnostics and repairs

Trailer Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Trailer Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASE, ASME, DOT, A.S.E

Education for Trailer Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the trailer mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in Education, Automotive, General Education, Diesel, Technical, Associates, Communication, Computer, Sound, Performance

Skills for Trailer Mechanic

Desired skills for trailer mechanic include:

General trailer repair
Preventative maintenance
Replacement of parts/components
Air brake systems
FHWA Inspections
ABS systems
Battery
Drive train
Engine
Onboard computer

Desired experience for trailer mechanic includes:

MUST have the ability and desire to learn complex mechanical systems
Must own your own tools
Minimum 1 year experience in Semi-Trailer maintenance and repair and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 1 year experience in trailer maintenance and repair and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Diesel mechanic experience is a plus
Must be a least 18 years of age

Trailer Mechanic Examples

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Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of trailer mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for trailer mechanic
  • Perform accident damage repairs and PM maintenance on trailers
  • Perform aluminum and steel welding
  • Complete Assigned work orders as assigned
  • Properly document and maintain records for equipment
  • Perform various maintenance and repair tasks on trailers
  • Interact with drivers and other staff to diagnose and solve mechanical issues
  • Efficiently complete Trailer Structural Repairs
  • Replace Trailer Panels and Sheet Metal
  • Repair wood/metal flooring in Trailers
  • Repair Trailer Undercarriage
Qualifications for trailer mechanic
  • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights (up to 50 lbs
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply knowledge of computers
  • CDL and ASE certifications desired but not required
  • Safely walk and stand for extended periods of time on various surfaces that may be uneven or slippery, including working outdoors in inclement weather
  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel
  • Repair Brake System and Axles on Trailers
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Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a trailer mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for trailer mechanic
  • Familiarity with troubleshooting & repairing trailer chassis components and ABS systems
  • Diagnose and repair Trailer electrical system issues
  • Evaluate status of mechanical equipment, trailers Maintain equipment according to DOT regulations
  • Perform minor trailer repairs
  • Diagnose and repair trailer components such as doors, floors and side panels, cabinets, exterior cleaning, painting, and roof seal
  • Remain technically proficient in all areas of the shop including tractor, trailer, tire, and basic parts administration
  • Meet D.O.T requirements as required by job assignment
  • Bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, climb ladders and stairs, stand, walk, and turn/pivot frequently throughout the duration of the workday
  • Operate standard transmission equipment
  • May need to operate forklift
Qualifications for trailer mechanic
  • 2-3 years’ minimum of mechanical experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience minimum performing repairs on Trailer Bodies
  • Experience with Welding, preferably MIG welding
  • A safety conscious work style and a positive attitude
  • 2-3 years’ experience performing repairs on Trailer Bodies
  • Class A CDL is a plus
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Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trailer mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for trailer mechanic
  • Operate cutting and welding equipment
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Read, write and comprehend numbers and decimal number systems
  • Read information and signs
  • Repairs include but are not limited to, routine PM maintenance, Welding, electrical, brake systems, suspension systems, wheel and tire rotation
  • Completes required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles and trailers, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times
  • Performs required safety protocols while working on vehicles
  • Accurately perform basic repairs to company and manufacturer's specifications, complete work orders, and demonstrate proficiency in company requirements for standard repair times (SRT) and warranty guidelines
  • Work independently and seek assistance as needed
  • Accurately perform intermediate level repairs to company and manufacturer specifications, complete work orders, and demonstrate understanding of company requirements for standard repair times (SRT) and warranty guidelines
Qualifications for trailer mechanic
  • 1 year experience and/or completion of trade school
  • A valid CDL and acceptable MVR are required if driving on public roads
  • Competitive pay and benefit packages
  • Job security
  • Strong family atmosphere
  • Safety focused environment
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Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of trailer mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for trailer mechanic
  • Repair trailer drum brakes
  • Perform wiring, bolting, drilling, and van body work
  • Maintains repairs of material handling equipment such as van semi- trailers, flat bed trailers
  • Service and Repair Fleet of 100 Trailers
  • A strong working knowledge of class 6, 7, and 8 medium-heavy duty truck repairs
  • Experience using air tools
  • Welding and fabrication skills and/or experience
  • Must have an acceptable driving record for driving under the company’s insurance policy
  • Must have ability to work overtime and on-call as position may require
  • Must have basic computer skills and familiarity with operating e-mails / sending photos from mobile phone
Qualifications for trailer mechanic
  • Highest quality tools
  • Must have propert tools
  • Ability to obtain Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • 2-3 years’ trailer mechanic experience required
  • Experience using diagnostic equipment, scan tools and personal computer required
  • Fabrication and Welding preferred
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Trailer Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trailer mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for trailer mechanic
  • Must be 21 years of age and have the ability to obtain and hold a DOT Medical Card for a company approved physician
  • This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances
  • 18 years of age with 1 year of experience in Semi-Trailer maintenance and repair and/or training
  • Willingness to work outdoors, in the elements, or across multiple shifts including nights and/or weekends if needed
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively
  • Ability to fulfill physical requirements (lift/move appliance up to 50 pounds)
Qualifications for trailer mechanic
  • Maintenance mechanic (3 years of experience is required)
  • Refrigeration (3 years of experience is required)
  • Roll up door experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience, that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above
  • Valid Class A or B CDL with air brakes endorsement preferred, or the ability to obtain in the future required
  • Responsible for repairs and required preventive maintenance of trailers

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