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Fleet Mechanic - Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

Thank you for your interest in a career with Prairie Material. Prairie is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports diversity among its staff. We look forward to working with you!

Job Summary

Performs a complete range and variety of major, minor and routine repairs on heavy equipment or heavy vehicles

Essential Job Duties/Functions

  • Receives work orders for requested heavy equipment or truck maintenance repairs.
  • Diagnoses specific issue(s) or problem(s) and determines most time and cost effective method to fix, repair or resolve problem.
  • Communicates with equipment operator to gather or verify information and to advise of expected repair time.
  • Notifies parts clerk of special needs on a timely basis.
  • Travels to location of disabled equipment to fix, repair or diagnose problem(s) as needed.
  • Troubleshoots equipment issues to determine most cost effective approach to fix, repair or resolve.
  • Consults with other mechanics as needed to discuss problems or questions with any particular process or procedure.
  • Operates equipment after completing repairs to ensure satisfactory completion/resolution of problem(s).
  • Meets with parts vendors as needed to discuss specific issues and specifications.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skill needed to diagnose, fix or repair heavy equipment and trucks.
  • Maintains neat and professional personal appearance.
  • Maintains orderly work area to include wiping up spills, neatly storing tools and parts, properly discarding old or unused parts and materials, sweeping area and emptying trash receptacles as needed.
  • Follows established company policies and guidelines for safety, quality and customer service.
  • Assists with taking inventory as needed.
  • Wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as required or needed.
  • Completes required paperwork timely and accurately.
  • Maintain hand and power tools in good repair.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other management employees.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. Prefer additional training in heavy equipment or truck engine repair.
  • Minimum of 5 years of diesel or gasoline engine mechanic experience preferably in a fleet environment performing diagnostic repairs.
  • Current, valid driver’s license required.
  • Current, valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) required.
  • Satisfactory driving and criminal record required.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions (written and oral) and work independently.
  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand English.
  • Provides own basic hand tools required to perform the job.

Equipment Used

  • Various hand and power tools
  • Concrete mixer truck
  • Front-end loader
  • Two-way radio
  • Telephone
  • Push broom
  • Pneumatic Lift.
  • Manual vehicle lift/jack

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical requirements.
  • Frequent periods of standing on concrete surface.
  • Occasional/frequent periods of leaning over and lying on back.
  • Occasional/frequent lifting of up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional/frequent carrying of up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional/frequent climbing of steps to enter truck and steel ladder to reach the top of the mixer drum.
  • Occasional/frequent reaching, grabbing, pushing and pulling.
  • Occasional/frequent stooping, squatting, bending and kneeling.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling.
  • Occasional/frequent twisting.

Eligible candidates will be required to successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening, physical, and background check.

Applications must be completed in its entirety. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application.





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