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Become A Chassis Mechanic

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Working As A Chassis Mechanic

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $41,526

    Average Salary

What Does A Chassis Mechanic Do At Waste Connections, Inc.

* Perform repairs and required maintenance on all steamship line container chassis to meet FHWA/FMCSA standards.
* Typical repairs include; routine maintenance, repairing chassis components, airlines, brake systems, suspensions, wheels, tires, and electrical systems.
* Responds to service calls
* Minor and major repairs on steel dry and insulated cargo containers
* The ideal candidate will posses:
* years experience in chassis or trailer repair
* Must meet DOT qualifications to complete FHWA/FMCSA inspections
* Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
* Successful candidates are those who week to thrive in an environment of operational excellence and accountability.
* We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401k retirement and unlimited opportunities to “Connect with Your Future”.
* EOE Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans

What Does A Chassis Mechanic Do At Trac Intermodal

* 30pm
* pm Perform chassis inspections Perform container chassis repairs of all types Perform light container repairs Change tires as necessary Maintain Parts Inventory - ordering as needed Strictly adhere to all safety rules and regulations Communicate with management on space requirements, backlog of work, inventory issues, etc.
* Work and repair chassis according to TRAC Chassis Pool Repair Guidelines Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required Ability to meet TRAC driver's license standards Able to pass pre-employment drug screening At least 2 years of experience in chassis mechanics, usage and customary repair methods Some experience with minor container repairs At least one year of experience in MIG and/or ARC welding Knowledge of AAR, IICL and DOT rules and criteria Ability to work independently without direct supervision Medium ability to use a variety of computer systems (Office and IDCS systems for rail) Ability to read and write legibly Bilingual is a plus (English/Spanish) Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time Ability to review a written plan and execute according to the stated standards Ability to work within a process oriented, fast paced team atmosphere Must meet minimum FMCSA requirements that are listed in the Special Position Requirements Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workloads and handle multiple tasks More About Us Are you looking for a career with an industry leader? Have big ideas that deserve to be heard? A career at TRAC offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a growing, evolving and ever-improving organization.
* TRAC Intermodal is North America's leading intermodal transportation equipment provider and chassis pool manager serving domestic and international shippers.
* The company's operations include long-term leasing and short-term rentals of approximately 278,000 chassis in our fleet.
* We also provide pool/fleet management services and are a leader in providing chassis solutions to the intermodal industry that are designed to increase supply chain efficiency, control costs and promote safety.
* Based in Princeton New Jersey, TRAC Intermodal is opening new locations across North America, experiencing impressive growth and embracing change.
* With the acquisition of Interstar Fleet Services and partnership with StreetTurn's Intermodal Data Hub, we continue to expand our service offerings and create new career opportunities.
* If you want to work with a company whose people live its values every day, consider a career with TRAC

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How To Become A Chassis Mechanic

Most diesel technicians learn informally on the job after a high school education, but employers increasingly prefer applicants who have completed postsecondary training programs in diesel engine repair. Although not required, industry certification can demonstrate a diesel technician’s competence and experience.

Education

Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. High school or postsecondary courses in automotive repair, electronics, and mathematics provide a strong educational background for a career as a diesel technician.

An increasing number of employers look for workers with postsecondary training in diesel engine repair. Many community colleges and trade and vocational schools offer certificate or degree programs in diesel engine repair.

Programs mix classroom instruction with hands-on training, including the basics of diesel technology, repair techniques and equipment, and practical exercises. Students also learn how to interpret technical manuals and electronic diagnostic reports.

Training

Diesel technicians who begin working without any postsecondary education are trained extensively on the job. Trainees are assigned basic tasks, such as cleaning parts, checking fuel and oil levels, and driving vehicles in and out of the shop.

After they learn routine maintenance and repair tasks and demonstrate competence, trainees move on to more complicated subjects such as vehicle diagnostics. This process can take from 3 to 4 years, at which point a trainee is usually considered a journey-level diesel technician.

Over the course of their careers, diesel technicians must learn to use new techniques and equipment. Employers often send experienced technicians to special training classes conducted by manufacturers and vendors to learn about the latest diesel technology.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for diesel and other automotive service technicians and mechanics. Although not required, this certification demonstrates a diesel technician’s competence and experience to potential employers and clients, and often brings higher pay.

Diesel technicians may be certified in specific repair areas, such as drive trains, electronic systems, or preventative maintenance and inspection. To earn certification, technicians must have 2 years of work experience and pass one or more ASE exams. To remain certified, diesel technicians must pass a recertification exam every 5 years.

Many diesel technicians are required to have a commercial driver’s license so they may test-drive buses and large trucks.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Diesel technicians frequently discuss automotive problems and necessary repairs with their customers. They must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Diesel technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing engines and components, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments and other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Mechanics need a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination for many tasks, such as disassembling engine parts, connecting or attaching components, or using hand tools.

Mechanical skills. Diesel technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often disassemble major parts for repairs, and they must be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Diesel technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability for parts.

Strength. Diesel technicians often lift heavy parts and tools, such as exhaust system components and pneumatic wrenches.

Troubleshooting skills. Diesel technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Chassis Mechanic Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    90.5%
  • Female

    8.6%
  • Unknown

    0.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    75.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    15.6%
  • Asian

    7.8%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.2%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    100.0%

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Top Skills for A Chassis Mechanic

BasicHandToolsBit/FhwaRepairsThatmightNeedAutomobileBrakeSystemsFrozenAirLinesFmcsaFederalInspectionsRoutineMaintenanceDismantleTroubleshootElectricalRepairsArcElectricalSystemsInspectMachinesGladHandsChassisPartsWheelBearingsMaintenanceServicesDiagnoseDefectsAndpneumaticEquipment

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Top Chassis Mechanic Skills

  1. Basic Hand Tools
  2. Bit/Fhwa
  3. Repairs Thatmight Need
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Repair, overhaul, or adjust automobile brake systems.
  • Free up frozen air lines and brakes.
  • Performed yearly FMCSA inspections within specifications of the federal government.
  • Preformed federal inspections on chassis, change brakes, tires, and all needed repairs.
  • Operated hoists, cranes and power tools to dismantle equipment to find and remove defective parts.

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