Diesel Mechanic

Job Description

Diesel Mechanics maintain diesel equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements ; correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and alignments; keeping records.

Job Duties

Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts

Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion; completing winterization procedures

Corrects 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

Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems

Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards

Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs

Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies,; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications

Enhances maintenance departments and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments


Minimum two (2) years experience

Annual DOT inspections preferred


$18 – $19 hr. starting wage

Competitive benefits package including Health and Dental insurance

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Short term disability

Life insurance



Job Duties and Tasks for: 

 Align, level, and anchor machinery.

 Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.

 Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps.

Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chainfalls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment.

Dismantle, clean, and store rigging equipment after use.

Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools.

Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets.

Understand and act on hand signals or verbal commands engaged in hoisting and moving loads in order to ensure safety of workers and materials.

Job Activities for

Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.




Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

Inspects truck before and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition.

Reads bill of lading to determine assignment.

 Fastens chain or binders to secure load on/in trailer during transit.

Loads or unloads, or assists in loading and unloading of any truck.

 Regularly checks truck for adequate oil, fuel, radiator and brake fluid to maintain tractor-trailer.

Inventories and inspects goods to be moved.

Wraps load using pads, chocks, tarps and containers, and secures load to trailer using straps or chains.

Properly positions weight of load on all types of trailers.

Gives directions to helper in packing and moving goods to trailer.

Drives tractor-trailer combination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations, to transport and deliver machinery and equipment.

Maneuvers truck into loading or unloading position, following signals from loading crew as needed.

Drives truck to weigh station before and after loading, and along route to document weight and conform to state regulations.

Maintains driver log according to I.C.C. regulations and company directives.