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MECHANIC D1 Competitive Hourly Rate and Benefits Package in Altoona, PA at Ward

Date Posted: 12/26/2018

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    Altoona, PA
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Job Description

JOB TITLE:  "D" Mechanic

REPORTS TO:  Shop Foreman

OVERVIEW OF ROLE:  To inspect condition of equipment coming in off the road.  Install tires on vehicles and make necessary tire repairs.  Work with tires vendors, maintain adequate inventory for shop use and for shipping.


  • Handle check-in:  proper reporting of units checked through that are to be added to the shop list and installation of registrations.
  • Handle proper delivery of co. freight.  Properly disposing of inbound freight.
  • Knowledge of safely operating the tire machine, qualified for making the necessary tire repairs, knowledge of tire sizes and designs, and qualified to handle all areas within the tire department.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform minor repairs to electrical and air systems.  Replacement of minor equipment (Mud flaps, Lights, Radios, Etc).
  • Lubrication of trailers & dolly's, proper inspection (as instructed).
  • Assist in Parts Department as necessary; packing orders, ordering parts, receiving and billing parts to repair orders from invoices.
  • Proper reporting of accidents; (photos - decals - unit # - date).
  • Ability to drive a tractor & trailer in Ward yard -- on premises.
  • Maintain clean work area.
  • Complete all paper work and records in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Repair orders - complete repair order and note all comments.
    • Parts - identify parts being used so they are properly charged out.
    • Shop cards - properly complete shop cards, daily.
    • Computer repair order system - "learn to use".

Job Requirements


All employees are expected to maintain superior customer relations, be involved and committed to continuous improvement, be willing to train and give aid to fellow employees.  Work in an efficient manner, receive constructive criticism and praise in a business-like fashion, and maintain a positive attitude.


  • Understanding and application of the safety practices related to this position.
  • Understanding of the proper handling of hazardous material.
  • Understanding and application of DOT, EPA, ICC, and OSHA rules & regulations.

TOOLS:  Maintain an adequate supply of personally owned hand tools to accomplish work.

TRAINING:  Must be willing to participate in training classes given by or requested by the company.

TRAVEL:  Travel as required for maintenance reasons, including to outside service center locations.  Period of stay will be determined on required need.

SCHEDULE:  Must be willing to work in different departments, including shift changes and days of the week to keep the company operating in an efficient manner.

ENVIRONMENT:  May be subject to climate fluctuations of a normal shop environment.


  • Must be able to successfully pass a post offer physical agility test, specifically designed for the tasks associated with  the position. The physical demands for this position are "Heavy", as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles:  Exerting 50 to 100 lb of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 lb of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 lb of force constantly to move objects, physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.
  • Specific physical demands include, but are not limited to:

            - Carrying:  Occasional, up to 56 lbs., up to 25 feet

            - Pushing: Occasional,  up to 100 lbs., up to 150 feet

            - Pulling: Occasional, up to 100 lbs., up to 150 feet

            - Lifting - Floor to Knee, Knee to Waist, Waist to Shoulder: Occasional, up to 100 lbs.

            - Lifting - Shoulder and Above: Occasional, up to 56 lbs.

            - Balancing, Climbing, Crouching, Kneeling, Lying down, Reaching (below shoulder), Sitting: Occasional

            - Stooping, Twisting, Bending, Reaching (shoulder or above), Standing: Frequent


This job description does not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other different tasks be performed as circumstances change.



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