Diesel Mechanic/ Diesel Technician/ Technician III
at Valley Power Systems

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

Job Description


Position Overview:

With the direction of the Lead Technician or Service Manager a Technician III will assist in maintaining, diagnosing and repairing diesel trucks. Technician III is responsible for performing preventative and minor repairs on diesel engines including but not limited to changing oil, replacing filters, checking and replacing belts and hoses.  Complete minor repairs with little or no assistance. Essential duties and responsibilities will vary accordingly based on assignment. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Performs scheduled and preventative maintenance on heavy duty engines.
  • Complete repair orders for maintenance work performed.
  • Check complete repair order for accuracy. 
  • Document time worked on repairs and maintenance. 
  • Completes necessary paperwork as required and adapts to varying task according to changing volume of business needs. 
  • Uses diagnostic equipment to detect and isolate faults in medium and heavy duty engines and interprets test result.
  • Reads written fault description on Repair Order and determines the most efficient repair procedure.
  • Interacts with customers in a professional and positive manner.
  • Assists other technicians with repair procedures as needed. 
  • Perform safety inspections.
  • Complete assigned repair orders concisely and within time restrictions. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications & Skills:
  • Skills and ability to properly diagnose, maintain and repair all diesel engine related equipment.
  • Ability to communicate through verbal and written correspondence with all levels of management, employees and outside contacts. 
  • Individual accountability and strong attention to detail to consistently meet and exceed work quality standards. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in engines, transmission and electrical. 
  • Basic computer skills as demonstrated by the use of MS Excel and word processing applications. 
  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner. 
  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules and to promote safety standards.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. 
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 regularly required to talk and hear. 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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Education & Experience:
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED and/or equivalent combination of education, experience and training that has provided knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for satisfactory job performance.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a maintenance role that included supervised training on heavy transportation vehicles by a certified Technician. 
  • Certified associate in applied sciences or equivalent technical training in Diesel Technology is preferred. 

Tool Requirements:
  • Tools not required but preferred.

Other Criteria:
  • Complies with Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs job safely with respect to others, 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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