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Lube Mechanic

Company: Apex Recycling & Disposal
Location: Eugene
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Job Description:

Seeking dependable, responsible team player with good work ethic and communication skills for a full time Mechanic position for a Eugene area refuse & recycling collection company. Position will be responsible for lubrication service work on fleet vehicles as well as a wide variety of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic repairs. Some basic welding or fabrication experience would be helpful. Pre-employment drug screen is required. Must have a clean driving record and ability to obtain Class B CDL license. Must have own tools. Position is 40 hours per week on day shift, Monday-Friday with some Saturdays as needed.

Performs all necessary service work on vehicle chassis and body, including but not limited to:

  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections on assigned vehicles as scheduled. Inspects tires, wheels, brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, cooling systems and other important parts on vehicle chassis and body to ensure that they are in proper operating condition. Replace or repair faulty parts & equipment. Communicates to shop coordinator when a vehicle needs to be placed out of service.
  • Inspect vehicle tires daily and communicate any needed repairs or replacements with Shop Coordinator.
  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical problems as needed. Attach test instruments to equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions. Test drives vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly. Documents the nature and extent of damage or malfunction and repairs made
  • Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories such as heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers. Repair and adjust seats, doors, and windows, and install and repair accessories.
  • Weld, fabricate and repair parts and assemblies on truck chassis, solid waste collection bodies and containers as needed.
  • Assist in diagnose and repair computerized control systems, ignitions systems and backup camera systems and other vehicle electronic components as needed.
  • Raise vehicle, with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.
  • Respond to service calls to repair vehicles off-site, make temporary repairs, pickup and deliver vehicles to vendors for outside repairs.
  • Assist other mechanic in the performance of mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Complies with proper shop work practices and safety procedures.
  • Reviews driver's vehicle inspection reports describing vehicle problems as needed.
  • Perform regular shop housekeeping to ensure work areas are kept clean.

    Required Experience & Abilities:

    Knowledge of:
    Tools, equipment and procedures used in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of diesel powered heavy equipment and solid waste bodies.
    Procedures of preventive maintenance related to heavy equipment.
    Safe work practices.
    Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication work.

    Skill in:
    Accurately determining mechanical repair needs and estimating the cost and time of repairs.
    Operating a forklift, overhead crane and drill press.
    Operating and maintaining combustion engines and hydraulic equipment.
    Diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and computerized control systems.

    Ability to:
    Work varied shifts depending upon assignment.
    Conduct work in a timely, accurate, and organized manner are required.
    Read and interpret instructions and diagrams pertaining to manufacturer's manuals and repair of vehicles and equipment.
    Perform equipment maintenance work including the troubleshooting of equipment for both major and minor repairs work.
    Use a variety of equipment maintenance tools and equipment.
    Maintain a variety of shop and repair records.
    Work independently in the absence of supervision.
    Understand and follow work orders, repair manuals and other oral or written instructions.
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    Communicate with all levels of personnel, management, and other outside contacts using good verbal and written skills.
    Pass a drug screen test.
    Meet the company driving standards and comply with fleet safety policy.

    Education or Equivalent Experience:
    Typically requires a 3 or more years of related vehicle diagnosing and repair experience; diesel engine repair experience required. Formal training or education may substitute for some required experience.
    Valid Oregon driver's license required.

    Salary :

    • Starting wage - $21.30 per hour. Current top wage - $23.90 per hour. Medical and dental benefits after completion of probationary period

Keywords: Apex Recycling & Disposal, Eugene , Lube Mechanic, Engineering , Eugene, Oregon

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