Estes Express Lines Trailer Mechanic - All Levels in Houston, Texas
Trailer Mechanic - All Levels
This is a generic job posting for a Trailer Mechanic. Depending on the candidate's skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (C) level, intermediate (B) level or expert (A) level job and pay scale.
Responsible for repairs and required preventive maintenance of trailing equipment (trailers and dollies)
Inspect, trouble shoot, diagnose, and perform maintenance on equipment
Perform safety inspections of equipment and prepares safety documents required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), company and any other Federal, State or Local regulations
Interpret work orders and technical manuals
Repair, adjust and replace minor interior and exterior equipment components
Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that the work meets manufacturer’s specifications and legislated regulations
If qualified, maintain, replace, and adjust frame and suspension components, vehicle coupling components and air and brake systems
If qualified, install, maintain and diagnose liftgate components
Regular attendance is required.
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. Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned. Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.
High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education, which would provide an equivalent background
18 + years of age
Must have a minimum of one-year experience to meet FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) requirements and/or completion of trade school; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Must be able to use hand tools and test equipment
Must have own tools
Must know general repairs and PM criteria
Must possess the ability to keep up with changing technology and updates
Possess mechanical ability and knowledge of electronics and precision equipment
Must possess the strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment and work in awkward positions
Physical activities include: walking, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.
A valid CDL and acceptable MVR are required if driving on public roads
If a CDL holder, must be registered with the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Possess excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills
Ability to maintain, replace, and adjust frame and suspension components and air and brake system components preferred
Ability to install, maintain and diagnose liftgate components preferred
Should be self-starting and organized
Must possess a strong work ethic and good problem solving skills
Must be willing to work any shift, including nights and weekends in any weather condition; flexible work schedule
Must be able to lift approximately 70 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job
Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
Must be able to interact well with others
Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
Must be authorized to work in the United States
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and/or move a minimum of 70 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift, twist, turn, and may climb. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be required to work in high/precarious places, with hazardous materials, and in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.
Auto req ID:
Estes Express Lines
Equal Employment Opportunity:
EOE, including disability/vets
Posted Pay Range::
Pay Rate - From $27.70/hr to $32.00/hr
Click HERE (https://www.estes-express.com/docs/2023-Benefits-Incentives.pdf) to view Employee Benefits & Incentives