Diesel Mechanic

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate – Garfield Heights, OH

Summary / Primary Role:
The position of Mechanic will have primary responsibility to work in conjunction with other mechanics to perform regular inspections and routine maintenance, and repairs on company tractor(s) and trailer(s) in compliance with Federal and State regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to maintenance, shop rules and safety regulations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with co-workers(s), carrier(s), vendor(s), and driver(s).
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors and other assigned mechanics.
  • Follow applicable checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Discuss and plan work procedures with supervisors and other assigned mechanics using charts, technical manuals, and personal experience.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers performance specifications.
  • Confer with drivers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed.
  • Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
  • Preventative maintenance inspections on tractors, trailers, and converters.
  • Perform routine maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
  • Inspect, repair, reline, replace and adjust brakes.
  • Inspect repair and replace tires.
  • Make all other general repairs and/or adjustments on vehicles in accordance with company and manufacturer specifications.
  • Maintain and repair shop equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment
  • Participate in parts inventory when requested.
  • Participate in company training programs, safety events, company functions and meetings when requested.
  • Assist in training and development of new mechanics.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may be added to or change at any time with or without notice.

    Job Specifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with heavy diesel equipment is required.
  • Must own and maintain adequate hand tools.
  • Ability to read and comprehend manual, wiring diagrams, schematics, diagnostic tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, OHSA, EPA and DOT regulations is required.
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) is preferred.
  • Responsible for periodic driving duties of non-CDL commercial vehicles within the parameters of your job duties; which will further require you to maintain an active drivers license at all times. Should your drivers license status change, you are required to report the change to your supervisor immediately.
  • Work Environment:
    This job is located indoors, and outdoors with exposure to adverse conditions such as inclement weather, dust, loud noise, heat, cold, and wind. Exposure to chemicals; moving machinery, vehicles, and equipment; fumes; gases; petroleum; products; fire and electrical hazards; and confined spaces.

    Physical Demands:
    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 effectively communicate with others via email, phone and in person. The employee must to accomplish the tasks at hand. The employee must have ability to stand, walk, crouch, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, and use fingers with demanding manual dexterity for extended periods of time. Ability to lift, push and pull up to 100 pounds on occasion, 25 to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Use of personal protective equipment is required. Must be capable of reading diagnostic tools, installation manuals, and diagrams with ability to differentiate color is required.

    Travel requirements:
    Overnight travel is not required.

    Supervisory Responsibility:
    This position does not have supervisory oversight.

    Odyssey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements Odyssey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. Odyssey will not sponsor employment visas.

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