Apprentice Technician II
at Valley Power Systems

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Job Description

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for assisting experienced service technicians in order to develop mechanical skills. The ideal candidate will be motivated to succeed in their training, have previous experience in similar activities and long term aspirations to be a Shop or Field Service Mechanic. Additionally, must be highly motivated, a quick learner and hard working person. Valid Driver License and acceptable driving record a must.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assists assigned technician(s) as needed.
  • Develop mechanical skills through assisting experienced service technicians and training in-house and through outside sources.
  • To assist in all the maintenance and repair of all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • To assist in diagnosing vehicle defects and inform the Service Manager/ Foreman of work content.
  • To assist in carrying out general repairs and major overhauls or replacement of engines and gear boxes as required.
  • Performs safety inspections, oil changes, lubrication work, basic maintenance and minor repairs as directed.
  • Runs errands, carries and delivers materials, tools and equipment.
  • To assist in carrying out electrical work.
  • Program computers.
  • Reports machinery defects or malfunctions to supervisor.
  • Operates hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
  • Clean tools, equipment and prepare parts for inspection by service technician or supervisor.
  • DPF cleaning and baking of filters.
  • To ensure the security of vehicles/sites as appropriate, maintaining site in a safe place.
  • Maintains neat and organized work area.
  • Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
  • To record all times and attendance hours to facilitate payment.
  • Documents services performed.
  • Attends training classes and departmental meetings.
  • Must follow all company safety policies and procedures, and immediately report any and all accidents to a manager or supervisor.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions and technical manuals.
  • Ability to work effectively with others using good interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of automotive parts and systems.
  • Demonstrable mechanical skills and knowledge.
  • Technical training or commensurate technical experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with customers and dealership personnel.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Certificate from college or technical school preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a maintenance role that included supervised training on heavy transportation vehicles by a certified Technician.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate with customers and must be able to exchange accurate information. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 70 pounds. Must be able to detect parts and machinery from a distance and up close.

Other Criteria:

  • For insurance purposes, must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license for the state they are driving in required.
  • Complies with Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs job safely with respect to others, to property and to individual safety.
  • Works effectively with others in the company to encourage teamwork and productivity.
  • We are drug free workplace that conducts pre-employment physical and drug screenings. We are regulated by the department of transportation and will be conducting random drug testing at regular intervals.

EEO Statement:

Valley and the Valley Power Systems Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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