The Mechanic is responsible for overseeing all functions of the automotive service shop my monitoring, coordinating, and improving the condition, efficiency, safety, and functionality of the Cooperative's fleet. This includes preventative maintenance, minor and major repairs of cars, trucks, aerial devices, construction equipment, and other types of equipment operated by the Cooperative. All work shall be completed in a safe, cost effective, and time efficient manner. The Mechanic will also be responsible for overseeing all functions of the automotive service shop.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform repair work on vehicles and equipment:
Diagnose cause of any malfunction and perform minor and major repairs to manufacturers specifications including engines, computer systems, transmissions, hydraulics, suspension and steering, fuel and ignition (gas and diesel), electrical systems, brakes, and heating and cooling systems.
Work will be performed primarily in the company service shop, job site or an emergency roadside repair as needed. Alternative work shifts as needed during mutual aid storm restorations.
Fabricate parts as required including any design work needed.
Perform welding repair to manufacturers guidelines.
Perform required inspections and preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment to maximize the safety, productivity, and life of the unit:
Perform DOT inspections.
Perform preventative maintenance on company vehicles, such as fluid changes, lubrications, and safety inspections.
Perform preventative maintenance on off-road equipment such as lubrications, adjustments, and safety inspections.
Oversee shop functions:
Provides direction and guidance to department Team Members on vehicle and equipment repairs.
Manages and coordinates maintenance shop inventory to ensure necessary equipment and parts levels are maintained and purchases are within budget.
Collaborates with Distribution Logistics Supervisor and Accounting Clerk-Purchasing to analyze maintenance cost and provide recommendations on Fleet utilization and replacement. Assists in budgeting and suggestions for improvements in the fleet.
Coordinates and manages outsourced repairs as needed, ensuring quality of service and parts.
Work with various parts vendors to find the most cost effective and timely system of delivery.
Work with dealers/contract vendors to line up and out source work as deemed necessary.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE:
Technical, vocational or trade school diploma in heavy duty truck mechanics ORMinimum or 5 years of experience in automotive maintenance and repair, and heavy-duty truck mechanics, maintenance and repair.
Knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing needed repairs and maintenance of aerial devices, digger derricks, skid loaders, backhoes, and other construction related equipment. (preferred)
Certified Welder. (preferred)
Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of vehicle systems, including but not limited to: hydraulic systems, gas and diesel engines, electrical systems, drive trains, and various hand tools.
Strong working knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to commercial fleet.
Understands MPCA and EAP regulations pertaining to fueling systems and hazardous waste.
Strong knowledge of electrical; troubleshooting, and diagnostics for aerial devices, digger derricks, trailers, and vehicle wiring.
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES:
ASE Master certification. (preferred)
Hold and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
Certified to perform DOT inspections or able to obtain certification within 6 months
Proficient in computer system diagnostics for all fleet commercial vehicles.
Proficient with hand tools, pneumatic tools, hoists, jacks, and other various shop tools and equipment used to repair and maintain vehicles and equipment.
Ability to use various Microsoft Office and other company specific programs, including fleet management software.
Ability to research and troubleshoot vehicle/equipment problems using computer technologies.
High level of safety awareness with a demonstrated commitment to working safely at all times.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision and be highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented, and quality focused.
Possess excellent communication (written and oral), leadership skills, as well as have the ability to influence and make decisions by applying independent judgement.
Agreeable to work flexible hours when needed in order to complete a specific task or during emergency situations and to meet the needs of the business.
Provides and maintains full set of hand tools.
Pursues personal development/continuing education opportunities and is committed to staying current within field of work.
Maintain confidentiality and safeguarding of confidential material.
Deadline to apply is 4pm on Wednesday, May 18th, 2021.