Maintenance/Technician
Diesel Mechanic
In Trenton, NJ

Overview

With general direction from the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, provides a wide range of technical services on company buses, vans, and automobiles. This is a journeyman position that requires significant technical training and /or experience. Also works under the direction of the Terminal Manger.

Responsibilities

• Performs thorough, accurate Preventative Maintenance inspections.
• Following schedules completes all required PM maintenance operations including lubrication, fluid changes, brake adjustments, and tire rotation.
• With direction from the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, performs unscheduled maintenance as needed.
• Performs complex operations including engine, electrical, fuel, brake, and exhaust repairs and field tests. This requires interpreting and working from drawings, specifications and other technical materials.
• Must be able to utilize a ladder and other elevation equipment to access the roof of buses and elevated light fixtures for repairs and maintenance.
• Must operate CDL and Non-CDL vehicles (buses and van) to perform road tests, as well as shuttle in an out of the garage for repairs and maintenance.
• Must be able to lift heavy equipment (up to 100lbs) including brake drums, tires, ladders, tool chests, floor jacks, etc. when necessary.
• Must be able to operate bench grinder, torch, drill press, Jack and Jack stands, sawzall, oil pumps, power washer, parts cleaner and other hand tools required to perform work.
• Performs emergency roadside services as needed. Requires operation of either replacement vehicle or utility truck.
• Emergency conditions may require calls at home, extended hours, or weekend work.
• Document repairs and parts on work orders completely and accurately.
• Maintains tools and work places so that conditions are neat and orderly.
• Must be thoroughly familiar with all safety provisions associated with vehicle maintenance. Understands OSHA standards and provisions.
• Understands and conforms to State EPA regulations regarding disposal of toxic waste substances.
• Performs other duties as required.
• High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized vehicle and equipment repair courses.
• At least two (2) years experience as a mechanic in an automotive, school bus, trucking or heavy equipment environment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to safely lift over 50 lbs.
• Provide own hand tools required for regular maintenance.

Qualifications

• Knowledge of tools, procedures, technical skills and safety rules used in the maintenance and repair of gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered equipment.
• Written and verbal communication skills, and customer service skills are essential. Ability to deal with problems and find solutions.
• Must have knowledge of Federal and State regulations.
• Operational knowledge of motorized gasoline, diesel and alternative fueled vehicles, and shop equipment and tools.
• Scheduling and setting priorities for work to be accomplished.
• Inspection of equipment and diagnose mechanical defects.

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