Tractor/Trailer Mechanic L2

Supervisor Title: Maintenance Team Leader

Department: Maintenance

Exempt/Nonexempt: Nonexempt

Working Status: Full Time

Responsible for the daily assigned mechanical work for a Level II Mechanic on American Central Transport’s feet of tractors and trailers. Within the Mechanic Level II job, there are three additional levels; A, B and C. Progression to the next level is based off of acquired skills and competency around the needed work procedures.

Essential Duties:

  • All Level I Skills:
    • Trailer electrical diagnosis & repair
    • Use cutting torch and minor welding
    • Brake certification
    • Install temporary trailer patch
    • Replace trailer air lines
    • Replace shocks
    • Adjust air ride height
    • Adjust brakes, replace lining, drums, and cams
    • Computer skills required for the role
    • Replace mud flaps and hangers
    • Replace, mount and dismount tires
  • DOT inspection and certification or 2 years experience
  • MIG welding
  • Repair or replace anything on the brake system
  • Clutch, transmission, & differential replacement
  • Read and diagnose fault codes
  • Perform alternator output test
  • Repair or replace external engine parts
  • Repair or replace anything in the cab system
  • Repair or replace anything in the cooling system
  • Heater diagnosis & component replacement
  • 5th wheel adjustment, repair and overhaul
  • Complete quality tractor & trailer PM checklist
  • Steering system component replacement
  • Follow & comply to set repair procedures

Other Duties:

  • Duties as required


  • Class A Tech School, preferred.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for billing all parts and labor to each individual unit worked on.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Working Conditions:

  • Shop setting with a variety of activities including; bending, kneeling and lifting.

Personal Characteristics:

  • On time for scheduled shift
  • Works all scheduled work days
  • Compliance to parts procedures
  • Positive interaction with peers, leaders, customers
  • Achieves time per job standard
  • Wears & utilizes all safety protection & procedures
  • Quality of repairs completed
  • Maintains shop cleanliness standard
  • Initiative to learn shop procedures & technical information
  • Flexible, works in other shop areas when demand requires
  • Willingly supports & trains others
  • Proactively works on individual developmental
  • Identifies trends with equipment failures
  • Best value decisions on part & component replacement
  • High energy level
  • Openly discusses issues with leader
  • Member of shop teams (Example; Safety, Tool, etc.)
  • Positive representative of the company

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