U.S. Xpress, Inc. Trailer Technician III in Indianapolis, Indiana

$1,500 SIGN ON BONUS; Technician Incentive Plan Eligible


Tests, services, and repairs trailers and related mechanical components.

* ATTENTION VETERAN MECHANICS! U.S. Xpress is an approved Veterans Administration Apprenticeship Sponsor for Heavy Truck Mechanics!* If you have benefits under your Post 9/11 or Reservist GI Bill, you can enroll in our Veteran's Apprenticeship Program for Heavy Truck Mechanics. U.S. Xpress is one of a select few trucking companies to offer this program to Veterans. This means that you can claim your tax-free housing benefits from the VA in addition to receiving training and earning great pay and benefits from U.S. Xpress!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform in-depth diagnostics and repairs to brakes, suspension, air system, lighting system, suspension and all body panels etc.

  • Have advanced welding skills.

  • Act as mentor and assist Trailer Tech I and II when needed.

  • Accurately complete DOT forms and all other forms of documentation in timely fashion.

  • May require diagnosing complex mechanical, refrigerant, and electrical problems related to all Reefer systems (single & multi-temp), including engine, cooling, heating and on board computer modules.

  • May require repairs and diagnostics on starting and charging system, complex cooling and re-charge, and electrical including common fault codes. Repairs include performing leak detection procedures, compressor replacements, rebuilding throttling valves, soldering refrigerant lines, evaporator/condenser replacements and front main engine seal replacements.

  • Identify and obtain necessary replacement parts as needed to execute repairs.

  • Must be consistently capable of independently analyzing and safely resolving mechanical problems

  • Pull trailers in and out of shop using yard jockey before and after repairs.

  • Accurately complete DOT forms and all other forms of documentation in timely fashion.

  • Pull trailers in and out of shop using a yard jockey before and after repairs.

  • Clean and maintain work area on a daily basis.

  • Perform basic or minor repairs and inspections on brakes, tires, wiring etc.

  • Perform basic and routine preventative maintenance on tractors and trailers

  • Check vehicle fluids; transmission, oil, windshield wiper, antifreeze, etc.

  • Perform vehicle preventative maintenance (pm’s) as outlined in USX pm guideline’s

  • Change vehicle tires

  • Grease mechanical parts

  • Clean and maintain work area on a daily basis.

  • Maintain a high productivity level and complete jobs within or better than SRT times.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of working on trailers required.

  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus.


  • Meritor/Bendix and tandem assembly certification preferred.

  • DOT and Brake Certifications required.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Basic computer skills preferred.

  • Ability to read and write.

  • Must provide own hand tools adequate to perform job functions.

Physical Requirements: while performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently stands, walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel; and reaches with hands and arms.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time supporting full body weight

  • Ability to walk 1000 feet minimum and change positions frequently

  • Ability to frequently move shoulders with full range of motion in all six planes of movement

  • Ability to reach heights over 72” frequently; ability to crouch to height of 18” frequently

  • Ability to reach and stretch across the midline with full cervical range of motion and bilateral range of motion

  • Ability to use hand tools constantly for extended periods of time

  • Ability to stoop to 30” minimum and kneel to 18” minimum

  • Ability to frequently climb 51’ with one 24” step and pull full body weight.

  • Ability to frequently climb stairs 24” without a hand hold rail.

  • Ability to pull self up ladder with 4x17”steps with upper body pull.

  • Ability to constantly go in/out of truck on 51” and one 24” step pulling full body weight.

  • Ability to frequently go up and down ramp.

  • Ability to occasionally push 250 lbs, pull 125 lbs, frequently push/pull 100/50 lbs and constantly push/pull 50/25 lbs.

  • Ability to occasionally carry, lift overhead, high, low and medium lift 51/75 lbs, frequently 50/21 lbs and constantly 20/1 lbs.

**Must be able to perform all physical requirements with reasonable accommodation. *

*Work Environment: *this job operates in a well-lit and well-ventilated repair shop environment.

Work Environment




Humidity or Wet conditions (non-weather-related)


Extreme Cold (non-weather-related)


Extreme Heat (non-weather-related)


Moving Mechanical Parts


Risk of Electrical Shock or Radiation


High or Precarious places


Fumes or Airborne Particules


Toxic, Caustic Chemicals or Hazardous Waste


Outdoor Weather Conditions


Work with Explosives












Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling


Speaking, Listening, Tasting, Smelling


Lifting, Climbing, Balancing


Special Visual Requirements


Special Hand Movements


Date Posted: 04 / 16 / 2018

City: Indianapolis

Shift Details: Sun-Wed 6:30am-5:00pm

State: IN

Requisition Number: 10651

Shift: Weekday - Days

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time