Diesel mechanics repair trucks, buses, and other equipment. They also diagnose problems with diesel powered engines, inspect, repair, or overhaul anything with a diesel engine as well as keep up-to-date records. This position involves in shop repairs as well as road service repairs.
- Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections/diagnostic tests; identify worn and damaged parts.
- Verify vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
- Comply with federal/state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
- Maintain vehicle records by annotating services and repairs.
- Correct vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
- Keep shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshoot breakdowns; maintain supplies; perform preventive maintenance; call for repairs.
- Contain costs by using warranty; evaluate service and parts options.
- Keep supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
- Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
- Enhance maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Test drive vehicle to ensure it is running smoothly.
- Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles.
- Adjust and align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and attached system components.
- Follow a checklist of inspection procedures
- Routine maintenance to include: changing oil, checking batteries, lubricating equipment and parts.
- All other duties as assigned