MECHANIC

Position Title:  Tractor/Trailer Mechanic

Position Reports to:  Shop Foreman

Position Location: This position is available at both of our terminals in Glenwood, IL or Cedar Rapids, IA

Position Summary: Under general supervision, conducts preventative service and accurate maintenance and repair on tractors and trailers as requested.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conducts preventative maintenance on tractors in order to maintain D.O.T. regulations and safety.
  2. Performs quality and accurate maintenance and repair on tractors and trailers as work orders are given; diagnosis problem areas and needed maintenance; repairs and replaces brakes, engines, transmissions, air conditioning units, air chambers, wheel bearings, wheel seals, dollies, doors, door seals, lights, tractor body and tires; installs and repairs satellite units; aligns axles as needed; and performs P.M. services and minor damage repair including some welding on aluminum and steel.
  3. Maintains organization of shop; follows proper shop procedures according to management; assists other shop staff members with maintenance as needed; and performs various ground and property maintenance as needed.
  4. Assists drivers with various questions that may arise concerning tractor/trailer repair; and directs drivers to necessary department as requested.
  5. Participates in departmental training involving updated repair procedures, safety awareness and equipment changes.
  6. Performs other related duties as requested.

Necessary Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required; one year of experience in the area of auto maintenance or related field preferred; ability to read and write work orders; and possession of Roll Chest and hand tools required.

Physical Qualifications: 

• Ability to lift 70 lbs and apply 20 lbs of force constantly to pull, push or lift constantly.

• Exposures include: various noise levels, vibration of the extremities or whole body, and atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and gases.

• Ability to perform crouching, stretching, high reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, and squatting while performing job duties.

• Ability to stand, walk and meet the above requirements on various surface areas and conditions.

 This position requires an applicant who is able to handle a muti-tasked, fast-paced environment.  One year of mechanic experience is required.  This is a full-time position with full benefit offerings including group medical, dental, 401k, life, disability, paid time off and more.  Email jbright@westsidetransport.com for any questions you may have.