Trailer Mechanic - Military veterans preferred

Prime, Inc. (

$25-$35 /hr

  full-time   employee

United States

Prime, Inc. is looking for a positive, hard-working individual to join our shop maintenance team in order to repair and maintain our fleet of trailers.

Reads job order and listens to trailer in operation to determine malfunction and plan work procedures.
Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.
Raises vehicle, with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.
Dismantles machine or equipment to examine parts for defect or to remove defective part.
Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks and makes adjustments.
Replaces defective part with new part or repairs or reproduces part from various kinds of metal stock.
Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator.
Assembles and test operates machine to verify connection of malfunction.
Fabricates special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings.
Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment.
Fixes body and/or repairs structural features on equipment.
Performs routine preventative maintenance services.
Electrical diagnostics and safety system repairs and replacement of parts
Performs DOT inspections and all federal and state repair requirements.
Cleans tools and working area.

Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Mechanical experience is a plus.

Must have a strong work history. Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends required. Candidate must be able to acquire own basic hand tools and toolbox by the end of the training period (approximately 60 to 90 days).

Experience, Education, and Training
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This position requires constant standing, handling, and forward reaching; frequent walking, head turning, bending, kneeling, stooping, squatting, hand control and power gripping. Candidate must be able to lift 100lbs and push and pull 50lbs. Steel toed footwear, and safety glasses are required in the shop.

Working Environment
Both indoor and outdoor working environment with exposure to varying weather conditions and chemical odors. Must be able to work in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment as part of a team. 

Must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work.

Miscellaneous Requirements
Candidate must be able to pass a job specific post-offer physical prior to beginning employment with Prime, Inc.