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Tractor and Trailer Mechanic
Pearl River, LA
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Post Date: 12/06/18 Company: Cardinal Logistics
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Job Type: Full Time Phone:
Education: High School / GED Fax:
Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
Reference: 1295


Class B Technician



Job purpose

The Technician B will diagnose malfunctions and complete preventive maintenance of tractors and trailers and similar equipment used in transporting cargo. The Technician B will play a vital role in keeping Cardinal's fleets efficiently operating and customers satisfied.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Repair and maintain machinery and equipment in accordance with DOT and company regulations.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with company guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Examines parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Will confer with drivers and other operators of equipment to help determine root-cause of malfunction.
  • Will observe, test and evaluate operation of machinery and equipment to diagnose cause of malfunction and will disassemble equipment to replace or adjust parts and make repairs.
  • Will weld to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts and assemble new equipment.
  • Repair and replace electrical wiring and components of machinery and enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
  • Requisitions parts and materials.
  • Be on call as needed to support the operation in the event of a loaded tractor, truck or trailer failure.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma required
  • Minimum of three years documented experience repairing Class 8 equipment
  • Two years of DOT preventive maintenance inspections and two years minimum of brake inspections on trucks
  • CDL Driver's license preferred
  • Ability to read a limited number of two to three syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between a series of numbers.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exist.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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