Dairy Farmers of America, inc.
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Mechanic - Diesel
at Dairy Farmers of America, inc.
Job Reference #: 5000597933106
Job TitleMechanic - Diesel
General Purpose: To support the maintenance and repair of milk trucks and trailers ensuring that equipment is available and in optimal operating condition. Duties and Responsibilities: Responds to maintenance requests from drivers, safety coordinator, DOT coordinator, shop foreperson, transportation supervisor, and fleet manager. Maintains, repairs or replaces brakes; steering mechanisms; springs; air bags; lights; air conditioners; water, fuel, oil, and air filters; coolant and chemicals; transmissions; tire air pressure; tire tread; chassis; brakes; drive lines; u-joints; air tanks; batteries; air lines; power cords; wipers; windshields; mirrors; engines; drive train components or other equipment as necessary. Conducts periodic inspections, diagnoses problems, and takes action to bring equipment to optimal operating condition and eliminating unsafe operating conditions. Verifies equipment is in compliance with DOT specifications. Performs annual vehicle inspection in compliance with state regulations. Conducts annual yearly admissions tests in compliance with state regulations. Responds to accidents or inoperable vehicles utilizing tow truck to transport equipment back to garage for repair. Operates arc and mig weld equipment.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience Must have high school diploma or GED At least two years experience as a diesel Class 8 vehicle mechanic; CDL desirable Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to read and understand driver inspection reports Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Must be able to provide and use personal hand tools appropriate for working on heavy equipment Must have knowledge and understanding of DOT regulations. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Must be able to lift 75 lbs. See physical requirements analysis. Hours: Day Shift