Vehicle Technician Description

 

Job Summary:

The Vehicle Technician will perform repair work and maintenance for cars, trucks, and other pieces of equipment normally used in construction.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Consults with field operator to collect information on equipment history, problem with the equipment, and/or known maintenance or repairs required.
  • Identifies mechanical problems visually and/or with computer diagnostic equipment.
  • Performs tests on specific parts and systems to determine whether they are operating properly.
  • Examines critical parts and systems using standard checklists.
  • Plans repairs and timetables for completion; provides necessary supervisors with time and cost estimates.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance including oil changes and tune-ups.
  • Repairs or replaces malfunctioning parts and systems such brake pads, belts, water pumps, transmissions, and other mechanical parts.
  • Conducts post-repair testing and diagnostics.
  • Tests equipment/vehicles to confirm proper operation, that repairs have been made properly, and that problems have been resolved.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent mechanical skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of gasoline and diesel engine repair.
  • Extensive knowledge of vehicle, truck and heavy equipment repair.
  • Proficient with related computer diagnostic equipment and software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to visually diagnose mechanical issues.
  • Ability to read service and repair manuals.
  • Ability to read work orders.
  • Ability to perform repairs in a timely fashion.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical systems.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Master technician certification preferred.
  • Five years of related experience preferred.
  • State Inspection Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of welding hard surfaces, ARC welding and fabricating.
  • In-depth knowledge of DOT regulations and maintenance required.
  • CDL Class license preferred.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, and squat to perform repairs and inspections.
  • Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with many odors present.
  • Must have enough vision to inspect repair work.
  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and push and/or pull 50-pound loads at a time.
  • Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day.
  • Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to four hours to travel to and from job sites.
  • Must be able to work in different temperatures and changing weather conditions.
  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
  • Exposure to characteristic construction site dangers.
  • Must have flexibility in scheduling as business requires.