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