Excellence In Transportation

Commercial Mechanics

Mechanics/Technician

Repair trucks, trailers and other vehicles. Mechanics/Technicians repair any part on the equipment.

Job Description

  • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
  • Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers’ performance specifications.
  • Communicate with driver to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems. Verify problems by checking the DVIR and sign off on repairs when completed.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
  • Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems.
  • Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
  • Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
  • Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
  • Repair radiator leaks.
  • Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
  • Repair manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Repair or replace shock absorbers.
  • Replace and adjust headlights.
  • Complies with all safety, DOT and OSHA guidelines.
  • Ensure cleanliness of shop and surrounding areas.

Position Qualifications

Work Environment

  • Must be able to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures.

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Salem creates a work environment that stresses the importance of safety and service. As a Salem driver we understand these priorities and Salem trusts us to represent the company in a positive light each and every day. It’s an honor to be a part of the Salem Team. They provide drivers with high quality equipment and a support network that allows us to be successful. I truly enjoy working at Salem and appreciate the opportunity they have given me in providing financial stability for me and my family.

Will Smith: Driver 15 Years of Service