U.S. Xpress, Inc. Lead Tractor Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary

Tests, services, and repairs tractors, trailers, engines, and related mechanical components. Serves as leader to other technicians.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Make certain all technicians under his lead are working safely.
  • Test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation, ignition, and electronic fuel injection.
  • Disassembles and assembles equipment.
  • Cleans tools and parts.
  • Change tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Discuss problems with other technicians to discover faults, listen to engines, fit and operate special test equipment, and test driver vehicles.
  • Carry out minor body repairs and minor trim repairs.
  • Repair or replace worn and faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear or other small parts; dismantle them and check parts, referring to manuals as necessary.
  • Reassemble, test, clean, and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies; use various instruments to make sure they are working properly and put them back into the vehicle.
  • Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments, e.g. to carburetors for smoother running.
  • Diagnose, repair, and replace engine management/fuel injection components.
  • Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school required.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience as a diesel mechanic required.

Skills/Certifications

  • Ability to work with all shop tools.
  • Technical aptitude.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • OEM, Vendor, or Company Training required:
  • PDI module.
  • Air brakes module
  • Suspensions & axles
  • Drivertrain/driveline
  • Brake Foundation parts
  • Company Tire maintenance (basics on diagnosing alignment & pressure concerns)
  • Company Wheel On/Off and Inspection process
  • Basic electricity/volts, ohms, and amps
  • Basic electricity/terms
  • Pro-link training for trip data info and reset requirements.
  • Completed Freightliner Century Class Electronics
  • Using a Digital Multimeter
  • Pro-link for parameters
  • r Autoshift (CD with test/Eaton)
  • ABS/ATC theory (Meritor)
  • Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link
  • Service Ranger
  • Freightliner Training required:
  • Dawn of the Century
  • Secondary Air
  • Cool it components
  • Cool it fundamentals
  • Service Link
  • Fault code retrieval (all ECU’s)
  • Basic electricity/symbols and diagrams
  • Basic electricity/magnetism
  • Data link theory (J1587 & J1939)
  • Cummins Institute
  • Understanding of corporate tire program.
  • Driver’s license essential.

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

Date Posted: 09 / 06 / 2018

City: Indianapolis

State: IN

Requisition Number: 11180

Shift: Weekend - Days

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time