Diesel Mechanic

Company Name:
Ryder System
Position Description:
Under close supervision, this position performs minor to average routine maintenance and repair services on different types of vehicles.
Works with the assistance of a T3, T4, TIC, SS or SM, when performing highly technical and superior diagnostic type repairs. Task assignments are directed by shop management to encourage development in a productive manner.
The T2 Technician performs minor to average repairs and routine maintenance under limited supervision. The T2 may be assigned to work/train directly with a T3 or T4.
High school diploma or equivalent
Post-secondary vocational education strongly preferred
Must have minimum tools required as outlined in Maintenance policy 2.02
Must have a valid driver's license
Valid CDL (license A) is highly desired; mandatory in some locations
Must possess state license as required
This position requires for you to drive Ryder vehicles. In order to become a Ryder employee you must:
Pass a Ryder initiated drug and alcohol screening test
Pass a regulatory agency (DOT) specific physical examination
Pass a Ryder road test
Provide appropriate CDL and endorsements for the position
Verify competency in critical skill areas for the specific driving position (e.g., hazmat, doubles, frequent backing)
Performs vehicle maintenance and repair duties including:
Performs standard vehicle maintenance
Performs standard component inspections and repairs
Performs preventive maintenance
Diagnoses standard mechanical and electronic problems, utilizing diagnostic computer when applicable
Identifies root cause of basic failures/conditions and perform repairs as required
Replaces defective components as instructed
Performs facility maintenance duties
Interacts with customers/drivers to properly determine nature of complaint once assigned a task
Utilizes key functions of Shop Management System and electronic documentation available
Works in accordance with all federal/ provincial and corporate compliance guidelines (i.e., safety, DOT, MOT)
Other support duties as required to support operations. These could include but are not limited to Service Island support.
Skill Area: Tire and Wheel Maintenance: Tire & Wheel safety trained within 90 days (TW220)
Perform air pressure checks
Check tread depth
Identify tires that need to be changed or repaired
Perform tire P.M. checks
Replace tire and wheel assemblies
Skill Area: Preventive Maintenance: PM trained and qualified within 90 days (PM230&PM298;)
Proper lube techniques
Minimal tire inspection
Brake check/applied stroke
Battery check
Under vehicle check/loose components
Fault code identification
Skill Area: Brakes-Hydraulic Brake Hydraulic trained and qualified within 90 days (BH220&BH298;) where appropriate
Road test for proper operation
Make visual inspections for leaks
Check park brake operation
Check fluid level
Measure lining thickness
Adjust service brakes
Adjust park brakes
Skill Area: Brakes-Air: Brake Air trained and qualified within 90 days (BA220&BA298;)
Identify, remove, & replace all brake-related defective components
Identify components of air brake system
Operate brakes and identify irregular noises, air leaks
Perform simple air system tests
Measure lining thickness
Adjust brakes
Perform air brake sections of P.M.
Measure drums, rotors, cam bushings
Skill Area: A/C & Heater
Operate the system and recognize if the system is cooling or not (PM related)
Perform basic system checks such as power to compressor, condenser obstructions, belt tension, etc.
Skill Area: Cargo Handling/Transfer, Liftgates
Identify leaks
Operate lift gate
Identify make and model
Add fluid to bring to proper level
Skill Area: Charging Systems (electrical) : HD electrical trained within 90 days (DR208)
Visually inspect batteries
Clean connections
Check condition of belts
Check alternator mounting and pulley
Replace and adjust belts
Skill Area: Cranking System (electrical)
Inspect and test batteries
Visually inspect cables and cranking motor
Clean the battery cables, connections and starter
Replace batteries
Charge and check batteries
Replace or repair defective cables
Skill Area: Lighting System and Electrical Accessories
Repair minor wiring problems
Repair minor lighting problems
Replace bulbs, lenses and simple light assemblies
Replace and adjust sealed beams
Install or replace accessories such as heated mirrors, fans, radios, CBs, spotlights, electronic devices, etc.
Skill Area: Clutch
Lubricate throw-out bearing, linkage, shafts, and cables-
Identify proper clutch operation
Identify proper clutch brake operation and adjust
Adjust hydraulic or mechanical clutches
Skill Area: Cooling Systems
Check and adjust coolant levels
Visually inspect system for leaks
Make minor repairs such as hose replacements, fan shrouds, leaking fittings, etc.
Recognize permanent antifreezes and their requirements
Use refractometer
Use pressure tester
Skill Area: Drive Axles
Inspect housings for leaks
Change oil and filter, if required, and clean breathers
Skill Area: Driveline
Lubricate drive line
Skill Area: Diesel/Gas Engines-All Engines
Check and adjust oil levels
Identify unusual noises, and oil leaks
Skill Area: Fuel Systems
Replace and prime fuel filter
Check gas and diesel fuel system components such as fuel lines, pickup tubes, return lines, etc. for proper integrity and condition
Skill Area: Steering and Non driven Axles and Alignment
Lubricate grease fittings, check and adjust fluid levels
Check all steering components for wear
Skill Area: Suspension-Chassis and Cab
Identify makes and models
Identify normal operation
Identify and repair air leaks
Identify malfunctions and make basic repairs (broken springs, excessive wear on bushings, etc.) withmoderate supervision
Skill Area: Vehicle Coupling System (PM)
Lubricate fifth wheel plate and slider mechanism
Operate slider mechanism
_Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. _
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as qualified individual with disability.
Requisition ID: 2014-8011
Job Locations: US-NV-SPARKS
Posted Date: 6/19/2014
Category: Technicians/Service Employees
Employment Type: Regular - Full Time (4)
Travel Requirements: 0%

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