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Mechanic

Job summary

APEX Specialty Vehicles mechanics maintain diesel and gas equipment by completing inspections and preventive maintenance checklists; correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and alignments; keeping accurate, detailed records; and contributing to our finished food truck and trailer builds.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities performed but rather a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

  • Follow a checklist of inspection procedures
  • Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.
  • Keep equipment available for use by completing routine and preventive maintenance schedules; installing the component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion; completing winterization procedures
  • Complete routine maintenance, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and parts on company vehicles
  • Inspect and 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, transmissions, 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
  • Test drive vehicles to diagnose malfunctions and/or after repairs are made
  • Read and interpret diagnostic test results from diagnostic equipment such as an oscilloscope, which is used to measure the voltage produced by electronic components
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment by using hydraulic jacks or hoists
  • Adjust and align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and attach system components
  • Comply with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards
  • Maintain vehicle records by documenting services and repairs
  • Keep shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance
  • Contain costs by using the warranty; evaluating service and parts options
  • Keep supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders with procurement department; verifying receipts
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications
  • Willingness to provide input and participate in improvement projects
  • All other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

  • 5+ years of prior mechanic experience in a professional shop
  • High school or GED

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Tooling, Supply Management, Mechanical Inspection Tools, Technical Understanding, Attention to Detail, Dependability, Thoroughness, Verbal Communication, Documentation Skills, Inventory Control, Job Knowledge, Computer Literate, Able to Think on your Feet, Willingness to Continue Education.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours a day and lift up to 50 pounds

FLSA

  • The Mechanic position is a regular, full time, and non-exempt role.
  • APEX Specialty Vehicles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is FEA compliant.

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APEX is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability. APEX Specialty Vehicles is FEA compliant.