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Diesel Mechanic

Company: New Tex Trucking
Location: Mertzon
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

_Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the job and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job._

REPORTS TO: Area Manager

TYPE: Full-Time; Non-Exempt


This position conducts preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, and performs other related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION: _Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: _

1. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential to this position.

2. Must be able to work in a team environment, working effectively with co-workers, supervisors and vendors.

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

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

5. 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, and hydraulics; makes adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.

6. Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives and adjusting controls and systems.

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

8. Uses safety devices and PPE at all times.

9. Follows shop guidelines written or oral to promote safety and work procedures.

10. Does assigned repairs given out by Shop Foreman or Director.

11. Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs.

12. Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies and performing preventive maintenance.

13. Contains costs by using warranty and evaluating service and parts options.

14. Accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and explores new opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

15. Works varying shifts, weekends and holidays as workload and scheduling requires; diagnoses problems and make repairs in the field; works extended hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

16. Replaces main bearings without supervision.

17. Runs an overhead on an engine without supervision.

18. Performs engine overhauls without supervision.

19. Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.

Various mechanical systems of gasoline and diesel engines.

Various electrical systems of gasoline and diesel engines.

Standard practices, equipment and tools of the automotive and equipment mechanical trade.

Principles and practices of gasoline and diesel engine repair and maintenance.

Methods and techniques of welding and fabrication.

Operating and repair characteristics of hydraulic systems.

Principles and practices of pump and valve repair and maintenance.

Basic principles of record keeping.

Shop mathematics.

Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.


Work effectively in a team environment.

Think outside the box and give input on how to improve shop procedures.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors and others in the workplace.

Perform a variety of duties in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing vehicles, equipment and components.

Inspect automotive equipment to locate mechanical defects, to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems and to determine corrective procedures.

Estimate time and materials needed for work.

Follow written and verbal instructions, including manufacturers service specifications.

Maintain a variety of shop and repair records and logs.

Use various hand and power-driven shop tools.

Prepare and maintain clear and accurate reports.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - _Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: _

Within the last 10 years, at least 2+ years as a Class C or Entry Level Mechanic 1 or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.


Mack Training

1) Mack self-paced online Basics (Mack course)

2) Mack Basic Electrical

3) Mack Basic Engine

4) Mack Basic Gear Train

Without Mack training, can substitute up to 3 classes with the following:

ASE Automobile & Light Truck Certification Tests (A1 - A9)

- A1 - Engine Repair (50 scored questions)

- A2 - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (50)

- A3 - Manual Drive Train & Axles (40)

- A4 - Suspension & Steering (40)

- A5 - Brakes (45)

- A6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems (50)

- A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning (50)

- A8 - Engine Performance (50)

- A9 - Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (50)


_The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job._

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a shop environment; occasional field environment with some travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands:

_The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. __Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions._

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a mechanic shop environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


This position is required to respond to service calls on a regular basis. This primarily involves day travel within the local region. Occasionally may be asked to help in other company locations which may require overnight stay for one or more days.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: New Tex Trucking, San Angelo , Diesel Mechanic, Engineering , Mertzon, Texas

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