Lead Mechanic and Welder

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate – Clewiston, FL

Odysseys Food Grade ISO Tank service (Odyssey FoodTrans LLC) is one of the worlds leading operators of intermodal tanks dedicated to food-grade products. We transport bulk liquid-foods millions of miles around the globe every year.
Summary / Primary Role:
The Lead Mechanic/Welder will have primary responsibility to trouble shoot, repair, and perform preventative maintenance on all types of vehicles/equipment and hand tools within the companys fleet. Repairs should be made in a safe, cost effective and time efficient manner. The Lead Mechanic must have practical knowledge of all types of machinery and tools. The Lead Mechanic must have solid judgment and a good understanding with the supervisor to evaluate, prioritize, and delegate work amongst the mechanics. The company recommends that all employees display an ongoing effort to familiarize themselves with the duties and responsibilities of those positions that have direct or indirect involvement with his or her own.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
(Management may amend or assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time)
  • Comply with established company safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines; and be responsible for reporting unsafe practices to your supervisor.
  • Work along with area supervisor to prioritize and delegate workload for the mechanics and part-time mechanics.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment to protect oneself and others in accordance with all department guidelines and all applicable company safety rules.
  • Must be able to operate all types of vehicles, equipment, and tools.
  • Must be able to perform minor and major repairs on all types of equipment, including but not limited to: all vehicles, trailers, power-operated equipment, and hand tools.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining accurate computer records of time and parts used on specific work order tasks.
  • Perform all DOT inspections in compliance with DOT regulations and Company preventative maintenance (PM) policies.
  • Assist in developing transportation maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Perform all other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervision/Direction of Others: Directs, instructs, and works with the department staff and co-workers on vehicle/equipment repairs and maintenance issues. Works with individual vehicle/equipment operators to understand and solve complaints and concerns in regards to proper vehicle/equipment maintenance and operation.
  • 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 driving license status change, you are required to report the change to your supervisor immediately.
Qualifications and Key Skills:
(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position)
Educational Experience. This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. This position also requires a minimum of a two-year degree in heavy truck mechanics at the vocational level. A minimum of five years of experience may be substituted for the vocational school requirement. Specific mechanic certifications may be required and/or desired.
Key Competencies:
  • Must have thorough knowledge and experience with but not limited to: hydraulic systems, gas engines, diesel engines, electrical systems, drive trains, and various hand tools.
  • Must have previous experience with welding.
  • Must have basic typing and writing skills.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to prioritize job tasks.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must pursue personal development opportunities and is committed to staying current within field of work.
  • Must support teamwork by participating, cooperating, and communicating with coworkers.
  • Must hold a current commercial drivers license (CDL), or is acquired within one year from date of hire.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customers and coworkers by providing accurate, meaningful, courteous, and timely responses to their questions and concerns.
Working Conditions:
  • Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position. Variations to the work schedule need to receive the supervisors approval.
  • Must travel to any location to do work in varying weather conditions, and be able to work outside or inside.
  • Must be available to work before or after regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Must be agreeable to working other than regular hours on a fixed or rotating basis.
  • Employee may also be required to handle and perform work safely and efficiently through stressful situations.
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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