Diesel Vehicle Maintenance Repair Tech

Diesel Repair Technicians are responsible for performing inspections, diagnostic testing, repairs, and maintenance on the vehicle fleet to ensure our trucks are safe and on the road. This position routinely requires moderate to extreme physical exertion and may require prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, and working in awkward positions. Line technicians are exposed to extreme weather conditions and shop environment, as well as traffic during road calls. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
  • Performs repairs and maintenance of fleet vehicles in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Services fleet vehicles per company maintenance schedules and/or from driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR).
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots issues and makes necessary repairs, adjustments, or replacements.
  • Inspects, lubricates, and services vehicles and equipment.
  • Completes adjustments, repairs, and component replacements to vehicles, equipment, and related components.
  • Checks, fills, and/or changes appropriate fluids for all vehicle parts and checks/changes filters.
  • Inspects, repairs, and/or overhauls vehicle support systems, such as electrical, air, and brake systems.
  • Identifies and performs repairs and adjustments to various components and operating systems on the vehicles, equipment, or related components.
  • Performs roadside repairs and adjustments, when qualified for the type of vehicle operated (CDL or Non-CDL).
  • Ensures all safety devices on vehicles are in good working order.
  • Performs required administrative duties when necessary, such as cycle counts, parts requisitions, warranties, etc.
  • Assists less experienced technicians with repairs, maintenance assignments, and adjustments.
  • Performs routine housekeeping duties related to tools, materials, shop, and work areas.
  • Professionally interacts with internal and external customers.
  • May assist in other areas of the vehicle maintenance shop as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records (time, repair orders, and parts usage) on the computer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in awkward positions and tight areas).
  • Must be able to lift and carry weights exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Good mechanical aptitude for vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Minimum 3-5 years performing repair and maintenance on heavy trucks and diesel engine vehicles, equipment, and related components.
  • Experience using repair manuals, wiring (electrical) diagrams, and schematics necessary to troubleshoot or repair vehicle or component failure.
  • Ability to safely drive service vehicles and vehicles in and out of the service area, as well as a test drive.
  • In-depth knowledge of truck components and systems.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Must possess the necessary tools to perform assigned tasks.
  • Familiarity with using a computer.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department, or line of business.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have at least a valid driver’s license, CDL preferred.
  • A valid DOT medical card or ability to obtain prior to hire, preferred.
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory drug test and background check results
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.


PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:
  • Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair facility.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste.
  • Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while performing road calls.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity, and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.