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SERVICE CENTER TRAILER MECHANIC Competitive Hourly Rate and Benefits Package in Camp Hill, PA at Ward

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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    Camp Hill, PA
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Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Service Center "Trailer" Mechanic

REPORTS TO:  Lead Mechanic / Service Center Mgr / Director of Fleet Management

OVERVIEW OF ROLE:  To complete repairs, inspections and service of all company equipment in a safe, timely and cost efficient manner.


  • Knowledge, experience and capability to complete "Major" and "Minor" Trailer repairs
  • 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
  • Capable of Welding (Stick, Tig and 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

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 feedback 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.
  • Ability to accurately read gauges and dials and accomplish the specialized detail work required.


LICENSE:  Must possess a valid commercial driver's license, Class A or Class B, with ability to obtain hazmat endorsement. Must possess a valid State Inspection license, Class 7.  Applicants with an "E" restriction (automatic transmission only), or "K" restriction (intrastate only) on their CDL will not be considered for hire until those restrictions have been removed from their license.


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.  May spend 50% of time exposed to heat, cold, dust, etc.  May work with and be exposed to hazardous materials.



  • 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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