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PRE-TRIP MAINT/SERV CTR MECHANIC C Competitive Hourly Rate and Benefits Package in Halethorpe, MD at Ward

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Pre Trip Maintenance / "C" Service Center Mechanic

REPORTS TO: Director of Fleet Management / Field Maintenance Supervisor / Lead Mechanic

OVERVIEW OF ROLE: To effective check "outbound" trailers to ensure safe, compliant operation and complete repairs, inspections and service of all company equipment in a safe, timely and cost efficient manner.


  • Knowledge, experience and capability to evaluate trailers and complete "Minor" trailer repairs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safety related items on Trailers to effectively diagnose any potential defects prior to trailer being loaded.
  • Knowledge of all State and Federal inspection guidelines to properly determine if trailer is compliant. 
  • Knowledge, experience and capability to properly diagnose and make necessary "Minor" repairs to trailer electrical systems.
  • Diagnose any mechanical, electrical or other potential equipment related failure related to trailers and appropriately report the defect to lead mechanic on-duty.
  • Qualified to perform all types of Preventative Maintenance procedures on equipment
  • Knowledge, experience and capability to properly diagnose and make necessary repairs to trailer systems such as :

                  Electrical systems

                  Air Brake Systems, Including ABS System

                  Liftgate Repairs

                  Doors Components (Roll-up and Swing Doors)

                  Suspension, Slider and Frame

                  Roof Repairs

                  Body, Scuff liner, Floor Repairs

                  Tire Sizes and designs

                  Dolly Legs

  • Properly complete State and / or Federal Inspection procedures as required by law.
  • Capable of operating Oxygen / Acetylene Torches and Capable of Welding (Stick, Tig and / or Mig).
  • Ability to drive a tractor & trailer in Ward yard -- on premises.
  • Maintain clean work area.
  • Diagnose any mechanical, electrical or other breakdown or failure related to trailers, tractors, & trucks including
  • 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

  • Perform work in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Meet established productivity goals.

Fully support all technologies and processes, introduced by Ward, that are intended to improve efficiencies and/or the customer experience.  Support would include adherence to training programs, guidelines and processes associated with these systems.

Job Requirements


  • Must Possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to read and write, complete company and governmental forms, and understand written company policies and governmental regulations.
  • Must be able to understand and complete forms necessary to the movement of freight in the industry; for example, road manifests, freight bills, hazardous material labels, etc.
  • Must have a working knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of the procedures necessary to perform all aspects of freight handling in a safe and efficient manner, including properly planning and loading trailers.  Experience in forklift operation preferred.
  • Must be able to work the required hours.
  • Must participate in random drug testing of all non-DOT employees.


  • After job offer, must meet or exceed medical standards of the US Dept. of Transportation and successfully pass company requirements.
  • Must be able to pass all medical qualifications for a D.O.T. physical (even those applicants who do not have a CDL) as stated in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • Must be able to move, operate, lift, and store specialized equipment that includes, but not limited to welding equipment, hand tools, shop machines, and power.
  • May require working underneath the trailer, tractor or truck.
  • Must be able to enter / exit cab using footholds, ladders and handholds where available.
  • Must be able to spend 80% of the day standing and 20% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood, and metal.
  • 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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