Diesel Technician/Mechanic II (Kalamazoo, MI)

Diesel Technician/Mechanic II (Kalamazoo, MI)

07 May 2019

Diesel Technician/Mechanic II (Kalamazoo, MI)

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Position Summary:

Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and

diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components of

various truck and trailer equipment 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.



2nd shift Tuesday - Friday, days on Saturday



5571 King Hwy.

Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Major Responsibilities:

- 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


- Perform all levels of preventive maintenance services on truck

and trailer equipment

- 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


- 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


- 2-4 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance


- 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


- Ability to work in non-climate controlled conditions required

- Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function

of the job.

- 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 and mental 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


-The associate will be required to remember and understand certain

instructions, guidelines or other information. The associate must be

able to see and verbally communicate. Specific vision abilities

required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral

vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be

required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is

frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to

reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift

and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to



Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading,

Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive

Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation

services provider, Penske operates more than 260,000 vehicles, employs

more than 29,000 people, and serves customers from more than 1,000

locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance,

commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation

and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit

http://www.GoPenske.com to learn more.


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