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Truck & Trailer Mechanic

Houston, TX 77026

Posted: 08/16/2022 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 369 Pay Rate: 25.00

Job Description

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Assist other technicians with tractor and trailer repairs
  • Brake inspections and repairs
  • Service Air systems and brakes
  • Alignments
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Engine diagnostics and repairs related to any system of the assigned equipment; for example: suspension, drive train, HVAC (A/C), electrical (engine lights), damage repair, valve repair, etc.
  • Lift and install heavy components of CMVs such as starters, clutches, brake drums, etc. (pending equipment assignment)
  • Ensure that all parts and labor are accurately charged to the proper repair order
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment that complies with OSHA standards
  • Could be some welding and light fabricating
  • Practices safe work habits as outlined by the company
  • Own and maintain the proper basic personal tools to complete all maintenance and repairs not supplied by the company
  • Fleet Maintenance repairs

Skills Required:
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required.
  • Troubleshooting procedures and failure analysis of all components
  • Basic troubleshooting and repair skills such as electrical, suspension, tank repairs (trailer mechanic) or HVAC (tractor mechanic)
  • Ability to work any schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Ability to communicate sufficiently with teammates and leadership, respond to official questions, and be able to make legible entries on reports and records
  • Effective time management
  • Maintain sense of urgency; always demonstrating safe operating procedures
  • Experience moving trailers in and out of shop

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
  • Ability to frequently lift, push and/or pull weights more than 50 pounds
  • Occasionally lift, push, and/or pull weights more than 100 pounds

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of mechanical experience
  • Must be at least 23 years of age due to insurance requirements
  • Valid Driver License required (will drive a company vehicle when hired perm. to the company)
  • Training from a trade or mechanic school would work well
  • Dealership mechanic would be a good fit for this position
  • Peterbilt Truck mechanics and fleet mechanics would work well for this position
  • Must have a clean & good driving record (MVR check)
  • Looking for more than one (1) year of tenure on past jobs

Days: Monday through Friday (Saturday for ½ day)

Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (could work over & past 5:30 pm)

Overtime during the regular week: 5-10 hrs. of overtime is normal to work unless on call

On-Call shift – Rotating weekly: Monday through Sunday every week, the On-Call Mechanic will be responsible for making themselves available to be called out at any time. Will be a good opportunity for overtime hours. (PAID BY THE HOUR AND NOT A FLAT RATE)



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