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

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

Summary

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.

Qualifications

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience

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

  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus.

Skills/Certifications

  • 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

None

Average

Extreme

Humidity or Wet conditions (non-weather-related)

X

Extreme Cold (non-weather-related)

X

Extreme Heat (non-weather-related)

X

Moving Mechanical Parts

X

Risk of Electrical Shock or Radiation

X

High or Precarious places

X

Fumes or Airborne Particules

X

Toxic, Caustic Chemicals or Hazardous Waste

X

Outdoor Weather Conditions

X

Work with Explosives

X

Noise

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling

X

Speaking, Listening, Tasting, Smelling

X

Lifting, Climbing, Balancing

X

Special Visual Requirements

X

Special Hand Movements

X

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