Lead Diesel Mechanic
Completion of specialized training in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel-powered light and heavy equipment.
Four years of related journey-level mechanic experience.
License, Certificate or Other Requirements - Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license at time of application. A valid Class "A" with Hazmat endorsement will be required within six months of employment. As regulations change, incumbents are expected to obtain the State-mandated certifications required in order to work on certain vehicles, equipment, or in handling materials. These certifications will be designated and specified at the time of hire or as the requirements become necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled technical diagnostic, repair and maintenance work on a variety of automotive, truck, tractors and trailer equipment; ensures adherence to safe working practices and procedures; provides training to lower level personnel; and performs related duties as assigned.
- Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled technical diagnostic, repair and maintenance work on a variety of automotive, truck, tractors and other light and heavy power-driven equipment; participates in performing the most complex work of the unit including the more complex maintenance assignments as well as administrative support duties.
- Trains assigned employees in maintenance and repair methods, procedures, and techniques; leads, assigns and inspects the work of subordinates and participates in all associated work; verifies work performed for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures;
- Assists in the evaluation of employees.
- Operates and maintains a complete set of hand, power, and shop tools and computerized diagnostic and test equipment used in the automotive and truck repair trade.
- Performs general maintenance on Tractors, Trailers and other equipment.
- Prescribes procedures, methods and materials to staff on complex projects as assigned.
- Coordinates equipment maintenance activities with other Western Locations.
- Determines the extent of necessary repairs, scheduling of repairs, and associated cost and material estimates.
- Recommends contract work as necessary; locates and recommends vendors.
- Requisitions or orders replacement parts and supplies.
- Reads and interprets schematics, shop manuals, and other related materials in performing work assignments and to stay abreast of the current technology.
- Accesses technical information from automated databases; enters data into and retrieves prints and generates vehicle, equipment, and work order reports from TMT.
- Maintains work, time, material and equipment maintenance logs and records through TMT.
- Responds to emergency service calls for repairing that has broken down away from the shop.
- Performs vacation and temporary relief as necessary.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the diagnosis, repair, preventative maintenance, and modification of a wide variety of technical equipment, including Tractor, Trailers and other equipment apparatus and their component systems.
- Procedures used in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
- Regulations, standards and guidelines pertaining to the work, including state and federal inspection guidelines.
- Types and use of special tools and electronic test equipment common to the automotive repair trade.
- Current technology in repairing and diagnosing vehicles, equipment and their component systems.
- Principles of lead supervision, training and evaluation.
- Safe work practices, including handling of hazardous materials.
- Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
- Principals and practices of customer service
- Will monitor and direct work of mechanics and mechanic helpers in 3 States.
- Will be held responsible for knowledge training and bringing up green horn mechanic to meet DOT Regulations and repairs on all Western's Fleet
Primarily indoor work inside Terminal repair shops; occasional outdoor work to repair and test drive vehicles; occasional exposure to heat and humidity around exhaust, cooling systems and welding; continuous exposure to exhaust, moving mechanical parts and chemicals such as gasoline, coolant, battery acid, etc.; frequent exposure to vibration from tools, equipment and vehicles; position may occasionally require work at heights above the ground; occasional exposure to electrical shock and hazardous materials such as explosives.
Pecos TX Transport Crude - W31,,Texas,79772,United States