Diesel Truck Mechanic
Hazel Crest, IL Shop Operations
Job Type

Heniff Transportation provides best-in-class supply chain solutions to our valued customers by utilizing our network of supply chain services and resources. We focus on creating extraordinary growth and value across the markets, industries, and customers we serve through outstanding safety, innovation, and service performance. We accomplish this through one of the largest, fully integrated networks of terminals, transload and tank wash facilities in North America and now in Canada. We strive to be the BEST at everything we do.

Location: Hazel Crest, IL

Position Summary

Responsible for performing preventative maintenance, special inspections and general repairs on tractor and trailer units in accordance with DOT, federal and state regulations and Company standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Mechanic diagnoses and repair tractors and trailers.
  • Perform annual/systematic 90-day inspection in order to ensure equipment meets federal FHWA standards.
  • The Mechanic performs the following on cargo tanks: internal, external, and upper coupler inspections, heat system, leakage, vacuum, pressure tests and vapor tightness test (EPA Method 27).
  • Determine the overall mechanical condition of tractors, trailers and associated equipment, diagnoses component malfunctions and initiates repair actions.
  • The Mechanic repairs components by replacing worn or damaged parts with new or reconditioned parts.
  • Correct vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, brakes, hubs, bearings, seals, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, steering, hydraulics; control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
  • The Mechanic uses technical publications or automated systems in maintaining vehicles to prescribed manufacturers’ maintenance schedules and for researching parts.
  • Properly annotate all maintenance and labor performed in maintenance management software.
  • The Mechanic operates a yard hostler truck to move trailers within the facility yard and the shop as needed.
  • Communicate the need to order and receive parts and supplies as needed.
  • The Mechanic adheres to all established safety (OSHA) and environmental policies and standards to include identification, use, and proper procedures for handling or disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Clean, organize, and maintain the work environment to ensure equipment longevity and workplace safety.
  • The Mechanic performs welding repairs as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • The Mechanic reports directly to The Shop Supervisor.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Experienced in the use of inspection and test equipment used for cargo tank inspections

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of vehicle and equipment theory, principles, and repair relating to diesel engines, air, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently inspect tanks and trailers to align with DOT standards (49CFR HM180.407).
  • Knowledge of tractor and trailer maintenance, DOT rules and regulations, company policies and procedures
  • Ability to use vehicle diagnostic software

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands:

  • Use arms to reach and stretch; hands and fingers to grasp, move, or assemble objects of a variety of sizes, and to also manipulate a variety of objects, tools, devices, and controls.
  • Use legs to stand for long period of time, maneuver through shop environment, and perform a variety of locomotive functions which may include crawling, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and carrying or relocating objects weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Perform broad locomotive motions, at times in a rapid fashion, such as bending, twisting, balancing in stable and unstable positions, and reaching, with the capacity to use bodily muscles to sustain these motions for long periods of time without fatigue.
  • Perform fine locomotive motions, at times in a rapid fashion, that involve the use of fingers for the manipulation of tools.
  • Adjust, execute, maintain, and repeat all bodily motions, postures, and stances in order to accommodate to rapid and gradual changes within the work environment as necessary.
  • Visually identify and focus on objects at close and distant ranges, and at central and peripheral locations, with the ability to identify their distances, depths, and colors in environments of varying lighting.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
  • Use auditory senses in order to hear and isolate specific sounds, understand speech, and recognize their differences in a variety of environments of varying sound levels.
  • Speak clearly and at necessary volumes in a variety of environments of varying sound levels.
  • Ability to operate in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Work Environment:

  • Shop may be susceptible to climate like outdoor weather.
  • Frequent exposure to loud machinery, air tool operation, hammering and engine noise.
  • This position includes 0% travel under normal circumstances.
  • Ability to operate in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • This position works in confined spaces.

Benefits and Perks:

• 401(k) Plan

• Company 401(k) Matching Contributions

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees receive:

• 120 hours Paid Time Off (prorated) in the first year & 7 Paid Holidays

• Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance

• Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

• Voluntary Life & Accident

• Critical Illness Insurance

• Company Paid Life Insurance

At Heniff, we believe our biggest asset is our people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. Heniff treats all candidates and employees with respect and does not discriminate in our recruiting, hiring, and promoting processes and general treatment during employment, including on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or disability.