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Diesel Technician/Mechanic – All Experience Levels

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Full-Time Albany, NY Aug 5, 2017

Job Description

**Description:**

**Position Summary** :

A Penske **Technician Level III** is an entry-level technician position that will perform minor component repair or replacement and assist with the removal, replacement, and repair of major components.

A Penske **Technician Level II** will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating/Air Conditioning Systems, Instruments and Gauges, and Preventive Maintenance Service.

A Penske **Technician Level I** will diagnose, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: Engines (gas and diesel), Electrical/Brake/Cooling Systems, Transmissions (manual and automatic), Clutches, Differentials/Power dividers, PTO systems, Starters/Alternators, Refrigeration systems, Air conditioning systems (including cold and hot units), Fan clutches, Engine electronics (gas/diesel), Power steering systems, and Steering gear box (manual and power).

**Major Responsibilities:**

****Responsibilities will vary based on skill level****

– Demonstrate proficiency in the repair and diagnosis of – with some assistance: Engines (gas and diesel), Power train to include differentials, transmissions, clutches, drive shafts, PTO’s and wheel ends, Electrical systems including starters and alternators, HVAC systems, Steering systems, Electronics to include ECM’s, ECU’s, sensors etc., Engine bolt on items such as turbos, fan clutches, injectors, cooling system etc., Brake systems including ABS, Suspension systems (spring and air)

– Perform mechanical and general appearance reconditioning of equipment for “trade-ins” and prepare new equipment for delivery.

– Identify and determine parts required for repair of disassembled units

– Perform all levels of preventive maintenance services

– Identify warrantable repairs and document on repair order

– Maintain work area appearance and safety

– Road test Vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.

– Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.

– Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.

– Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.

– Adjust and replace brakes, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.

– Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.

– Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.

– Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.

Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.

– Specialize in repairing and troubleshooting of major components such as engine, transmissions and differentials, to include replacing complete assemblies, turbochargers, fuel system components etc.

– Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

**Qualifications:**

-1-3 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance required for Level III Technician

– 3-5 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance required for Level II Technician

– 6 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance required for Level I Technician

– High school diploma or equivalent required

– Vocational/Technical or certification preferred

– Specialized training in the repair and replacement of vehicle components preferred

– Proficiency in the use of shop tools required

– A valid drivers license is required

– Current CDL license with air brake certification preferred, willingness to acquire CDL if you do not have one.

– Basic computer skills preferred for data entry into maintenance systems.

– Ability to work in non-climate controlled conditions required

– Willingness to travel as necessary within the district (customers yards, close geographical area and training sites), work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required

**Physical Requirements:**

– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25lbs/12kg, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture among Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more about the company and its products and services.

**Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

**Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply**

**Work Locations:** 11 Warehouse Row Albany, NY

**Primary Location:** United States-New York-Albany

**Job:** Vehicle Maintenance/Mechanics/Technicians

**Penske (Oracle) Job Name:** Vehicle Maintenance/Mechanics/Technicians

**Req ID:** 1708605

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