Truck Mechanic Job Description

Truck Mechanic Job Description

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Truck mechanic provides instructional sessions on all phases of mechanical work, on all types of on-road and off-road vehicles, both diesel and gasoline, including use and interpretation of test equipment, including test results; front end alignment and wheel balancing; engine repair; transmission repair; radiator repair; auto air conditioning repair and maintenance; tire repair and maintenance; vehicle body repair and painting; tools to be used and maintenance of tools and equipment; and safety procedures to follow.

Truck Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Brake Certification required
GMP’s) and safety procedures while performing all job duties
Perform all maintenance and repairs of trucks and trailers to include oil changes, P/M inspections, DOT inspections, brake and shoe replacement, suspension repair and replacement, air and electrical trouble shooting and repair, clutch adjustments and replacement, wire feed welding and some minor fabrication, rear end and transmission replacement, minor engine repair, heating and air conditioning repair
Perform all required maintenance for Academy Tractors
Perform preventive maintenance (PM) to ensure that equipment will operate safely
While performing routine maintenance checks on vehicles, follow a checklist that includes inspecting brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts
Repair electrical systems on vehicles
Overhaul diesel engines
Maintain PM Logs
Repair or adjust parts that do not work properly or remove and replace parts that cannot be repaired

Truck Mechanic Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Truck Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOT, AC, ASE

Education for Truck Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the truck mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Automotive, Technical, Fashion, Diesel, Associates, Construction, Military, Logic

Skills for Truck Mechanic

Desired skills for truck mechanic include:

Total Tire Maintenance Program may be
Both gasoline and diesel powered equipment diagnosis and repair
Technical school within the next 3 months
Will be graduating from an accredited automotive college
Electrical troubleshooting and repair
Fred Meyer policies
Organizational structure
Procedures
Certification
Selective Catalytic Reduction systems and engine overhauls

Desired experience for truck mechanic includes:

Requires the ability to communicate with others on the telephone and in one‑on‑one or group discussions, meetings and presentations
Physically capable to lift, carry, push/pull, climb, crawl, bend, kneel, twist, squat, reach
Computer skills used to diagnose trouble codes
Continuously learn about new techniques and advanced materials
Communicate with management and other team members maintenance and repair issues
Monitor tire wear and pressure throughout the fleet daily, performing tire changes for trucks by the next day

Truck Mechanic Examples

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Truck Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of truck mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for truck mechanic
  • Training of employees on day-to-day processes and procedures and developing a competent workforce by utilizing hands-on training methods
  • Performing audits of the farm to ensure all standard operating procedures are being followed and facilities are in good working condition
  • In your first year, you will be expected to understand and ensure that all standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being implemented appropriately
  • Free Lunch/Parking/Uniforms
  • Membership in the American Airlines Credit Union
  • After 2 months you become part of the local union
  • A variety of insurance and benefits including medical, dental and vision
  • Coordinate other duties as assigned
  • Rebuilds parts such as motors and engines
  • Repair and maintain all systems of a Class 8 Tractor
Qualifications for truck mechanic
  • Requires the ability to operate forklifts, power and hand material moving equipment
  • Will be exposed to various temperature changes (hot and cold) and noise as required
  • Exposure to fall hazards
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations that meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers
  • Conduct routine maintenance and complete repairs on diesel engines other parts of the trucks, such as brakes and steering mechanisms
  • Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks, and make adjustments using hand tools
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Truck Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a truck mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for truck mechanic
  • On call at any given time
  • Replace clutches, brakes and tires as necessary
  • Perform electrical diagnosis
  • Test drive equipment and perform drivability tests
  • Transfer tractors to dealers for maintenance warranty issues
  • Diagnose engine problems and repair as needed
  • Communicate with drivers to address maintenance issues
  • Perform diagnosis with Cummins Insite and Power Spec on ISX engines
  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections on semi-tractor/trailers
  • Conduct general maintenance of equipment and component replacement
Qualifications for truck mechanic
  • Requires the use of various hand tools
  • Must wear steel-toed safety shoes, safety glasses and gloves any other required PPE
  • Keyboard skills and visual activity associated with the use of keyboards and terminals
  • Must be able to respond to emergency alarms
  • Install new ignition systems, align front wheels, change or recharge batteries, service air conditioning and replace transmissions and other parts using hand tools
  • Perform lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings
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Truck Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of truck mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for truck mechanic
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs of forklifts
  • Schedule, coordinate and perform all preventative maintenance and repairs of company vehicles and equipment (almond dryer trailers, portable box dumpers, push/pull packs, sweepers, portable air compressors, portable steam cleaners, yard vacuums, golf carts, bicycles, tug, maintaining parts cleaner) with various company departments
  • Receive, store and issue automotive materials and supplies
  • Operate computer software to process TMA work orders
  • Schedule and provide that vehicle services and repairs are completed as needed
  • Compile TMA vehicle preventive maintenance services and fuel reports
  • Enter, update and maintain maintenance data in MAXIMO (vehicle information storage system)
  • Coordinate vehicle rentals through internal and external resources as needed
  • Changes tires
  • Required to learn to utilize various types of diagnostic equipment
Qualifications for truck mechanic
  • Diagnose and repair trailer components such as doors, floors and side panels
  • Perform preventive maintenance on tractor and trailer equipment including routine technical repairs and completing repair orders
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers, supervisors and management
  • Perform basic electrical functions on trucks
  • Perform basic computer functions, document work order details within the company's internal order and billing program
  • Drive, transport, and park tractor trailer trucks on company property and out on public roads
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Truck Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of truck mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for truck mechanic
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives
  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections on semi-tractors / trailers
  • General maintenance of equipment and component replacement
  • Monitoring lagoons and lagoon levels
  • Setting up pumping equipment, including but not limited to moving pipe, setting up risers, setting up reel rains and motors
  • Sampling environmental soil, water and lagoon effluent
  • Solids separation and compost operation
  • Routine maintenance on company equipment
  • Troubleshooting on small motors
  • The care and conditioning of sows on the farm
Qualifications for truck mechanic
  • Requires ability to move heavy objects, such as motors, (may be more than 50 pounds)
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods and frequent bending, twisting, reaching and turning
  • Perform other duties within the employee’s training and skills as directed by the supervisor and/or manager
  • Two (2) years of related diesel mechanic experience required, including, but not limited to, engine inspection and repair, transmission diagnosing and repair
  • Six (6) months basic truck electrical system experience required
  • Six (6) months computer experience required
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Truck Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of truck mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for truck mechanic
  • Repair steering, suspensions, brake systems, frames, axles, electrical, hydraulic and air conditioning systems
  • Seek and participate in appropriate training opportunities both local and off-site
  • Must be able to complete hand written work orders documenting all maintenance performed on all equipment
  • Work without much direction diagnosing and repairing orders
  • Ability to fill out paperwork, warranty and customer billed repair orders
  • Correctly determines warranty codes, times, and validation
  • Collect money billed on jobs
  • Maintain a customer base, schedule work, and handle road calls
  • Is able to read refrigeration and electrical schematics
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance of diesel/gasoline engines, transmissions, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
Qualifications for truck mechanic
  • Requires ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding
  • Must have basic math knowledge using decimals and fractions
  • Must be able to obtain CDL Class A license within 12 months of employment
  • Must have experience as a Class 8 Tractor Technician or have adequate trade school training and experience
  • Must be a team player, hard worker, reliable and ability to work flexible schedules
  • Must have adequate tools to perform duties assigned

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