Top Truck Mechanic Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Truck Mechanic. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Truck Mechanic resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.1% of Truck Mechanic resumes contained Diesel Engines as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Truck Mechanic actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Truck Mechanic resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Diesel Engines

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Here's how Diesel Engines is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Overhauled gas and diesel engines improving performance increasing operational efficiency.
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhauled buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines.
  • Full service mechanic primarily diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding diesel engines and transmissions and electrical work.
  • Removed, rebuilt, and re-installed diesel engines for the company.
  • Repair diesel engines, transmissions, suspensions, air conditioning.
  • Inspect, repair and overhaul diesel engines.
  • Replace or rebuild gas and diesel engines.
  • Repaired various components on diesel engines.
  • Perform teardown, rebuild, and installation of diesel engines and transmissions.
  • Received my basic training on diesel engines, transmissions, pneumatics, hydraulics, brakes,etc.
  • Repair garbage trucks as they come in from electical to hydraulic Diagnose and Repair diesel engines as needed
  • Overhauled gas and diesel engines, using mechanic's handtools, welding equipment, standard charts and hoists.

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2. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed preventative maintenance inspections and services, repair any DOT failures and driver related concerns
  • Truck Mechanic working with preventative maintenance and general and major repairs
  • Performed preventative maintenance, major repairs, and general repairs
  • Performed preventative maintenance to trucks and refrigeration units.
  • Performed scheduled preventative maintenance on the equipment.
  • Maintained records pertaining to preventative maintenance repairs.
  • Preformed preventative maintenance to keep fleet running safely
  • Completed preventative maintenance on trash and recycle trucks
  • Perform schedule and preventative maintenance.
  • Worked in the shop of local trucking company performing preventative maintenance and a wide range repairs on heavy duty trucks.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and repair on rental trucks and trailers from mid-size gas trucks to diesel tractor trucks.
  • Conducted diagnostics, routine preventative maintenance, and repairs on Coca Cola fleet tractors/trailers and straight trucks.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on the fleet of trucks, trailers, and refrigeration units.
  • Supervised and assisted in the preventative maintenance and upkeep of all company trucks and trailers.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance, Dot Inspections, and Install GPS Systems on all fleet vehicles.
  • Maintain fleet records on preventative maintenance schedules and corrective maintenance performed on all units.
  • Repaired trucks and trailers, performed required servicing and preventative maintenance as needed.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and trouble shooting on various medium and heavy duty semi-trucks.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on all vehicles (scheduled and non-scheduled).
  • Performed preventative maintenance as well as repairs on all trucks and equipment.

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3. Company Vehicle

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Here's how Company Vehicle is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Assisted fellow employee on road calls for company vehicles and dump trucks when they were inoperable in the field.
  • Diagnose Problems, perform preventive and corrective maintenance on all Company Vehicles including cars and large delivery trucks.
  • Performed PM (preventing maintenance) on all company vehicles to keep them safe for employees.
  • Analyzed and implemented repairs to commercial fleet of company vehicles and trucks.
  • Maintained repairs and maintenance program on all company vehicles.
  • Mounted and balanced tires for company vehicles.
  • Serviced/Repaired Company Vehicles such as: Tractor Trailers, Freezer Trailers, Concret Mixers, Dump Trucks & Pickups.
  • General HD truck repair.including customer fleets,company vehicles,and dismantling vehicles for parts sales.

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4. Safety Devices

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Here's how Safety Devices is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Inspect pneumatic safety devices and temperature alarms.
  • Examined and repaired specified safety devices.
  • Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  • Ensured protective guards, loose bolts and safety devices on trucks were working correctly.
  • Examine protective guards and specified safety devices on trucks and equipment and make adjustments.

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5. Tractor Trailers

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Here's how Tractor Trailers is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Service and maintain a fleet of tractor trailers as well as 1 and 2 ton trucks, and various trailers.
  • Repaired and maintained fork trucks, bucket loaders, logging trucks, and tractor trailers.
  • Performed diagnostics and repairs on dump trucks & tractor trailers.
  • Provided light maintenance on large oil trucks and tractor trailers,
  • Worked on heavy equipment, tractor trailers, buses.
  • Repair and maintained over the road tractor trailers.
  • Maintained a fleet of over 60 tractor trailers.
  • Maintained 10 tractor trailers and other equipment.
  • Diagnose / repair/ service / maintain tractor trailers
  • Repaired and Maintained Box Trucks/Tractor Trailers >Utilized Computer to Enter Job Ticket Information
  • Repair and maintain tractor trailersRepaired Cummings engines and 10 speed transmissions
  • Full maintenance and repairs of logging equipment and trucks including skidders, straight axle trucks with pickers and tractor trailers.

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6. Cummins

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Here's how Cummins is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintain Diesel truck fleet, Cat, Cummins, and Mercedes diesel work and related fleet maintenance.
  • Perform engine overheads, engine rebuilds, replaced cams, and heads on the Cummins ISX.
  • Completed work on specific types of diesel engines such as Detroit, Caterpillar, and Cummins.
  • Perform scheduled service and maintenance on CAT, Cummins, Detroit and other Diesel Engines.
  • Experienced in PM and repair with Mack, Cummins & Detroit engines.
  • Diagnose and repair trucks, rebuilt Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines.
  • Assisted with major overhauls on Cummins Diesel engines.
  • Perform engine diagnosis with Cummins Inline software.
  • Preform Diagnostics & repairs on Cummins engines.
  • Performed engine tune ups on CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Case, John Deere, Ford and Fire trucks.
  • Maintained Freightliner and any kind of truck that has a Detroit, Cummins, Cat or Mercedes engine in it.
  • Provided maintenance for 40 Peterbilts: models #349 and #377 with L019 Cummins and 3176 Caterpillar engines.
  • Skilled in computer software diagnosis and repair of Cummins, Caterpillar, Mercedes, Detroit, and Paccar engines.
  • Repaired Cats, Cummins, Detroits, DT 466 E, international engines, and air compressors.
  • Maintain and troubleshot Detroit diesel DD15 and Cummins ISX15 engines with cummins and Detroit scan tools.
  • Worked in shop at Cummins Manassas, VA location working on over-the-road trucks and generators.
  • Complete Air, Electrical and Engine Rebuilds On Cats Detroits and Cummins engines.
  • Rebuild Cummins engines, challenger vacuum pumps, and roper fluid pumps.
  • Work with venders such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Mack and Peterbilt3.
  • Worked on Cat Cummins Detroit International Mack Peterbuilt and Volvo Diagnostics.

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7. Oil Changes

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Here's how Oil Changes is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Charged with responsibility for servicing all trucks, including oil changes, lube chassis, filter replacement, engine repairs.
  • Oil changes, brake replacement & adjustment, over head doors repairs, lift gate service & repairs.
  • Work on trucks of all sizes performing oil changes filter changes greasing the whole truck and or trailer.
  • Worked on gasoline motors, performing general maintenance changing spark plugs, removing transmissions and oil changes.
  • Serviced trucks such as tire changing, oil changes, fuel filters, injectors and hubs.
  • Work on semis, semi-trailers* Work on lights and tires* Perform oil changes and inspections
  • Performed general maintenance procedures including oil changes, clutch replacements and timing belt checks.
  • 20111Performed tire services, oil changes, brake installations, parts order and pickup.
  • Maintained trucks and mules including minor repairs like oil changes, brake jobs.
  • Perform oil changes, transmission services and changing of all other fluids.
  • Service, which included: greasing and oil changes.
  • Completed full oil changes and routine services.
  • General maintenance on medium duty commercial vehicles and industrial equipment; oil changes, brakes, tires, and lubes.
  • Repaired brakes, performed preventive maintenance, oil changes, tiresLicenseCDL-B License with air brakes endorsement
  • Performed brake jobs, oil changes, wiring repair, some body repair and fabrication.
  • Oil changes, Hydraulic systems, welding snd fabrication of multiple things.
  • tune ups, break pads, oil changes, diagnostics, electrical, etc.
  • oil changes, fixing electrical problems, changing tires, adjusting transmissions, operating heavy equipment and hand tools.
  • Truck maintance and repair, oil changes, wheel seals, brakes, cluches, and ect.
  • Oil changes,starters,batteries,clutches, lube,alignments less often.

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8. Wheel Bearings

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Here's how Wheel Bearings is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Replaced motors to wheel bearings.
  • Change oil filters, transmission filters, drive lines, U joints, wheel bearings, belts, hoses.
  • Replaced shocks, performed services on wheel bearings, and races, brakes, hub assemblies, and replaced axle assemblies.
  • Changed wheel bearings Replaced radiators, alternators and other engine parts Performed body work including sanding, painting, and bumper replacement
  • Worked on trucks and trailers done everything from oil change to installing clutches ...brakes drums wheel bearings tire's etc
  • Repaired company vehicles, such as transmission, brakes, tires, hoses, wheel bearings, and ball joints.

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9. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Serviced air conditioning systems, diagnosed and repaired engine-cooling and electrical systems.
  • Repaired trailers, installed brakes and air systems, fifth wheels, adjusted clutches, repair all lights and electrical systems.
  • Maintained Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Unit Records.
  • Diagnose problems with engines or electrical systems.
  • Repaired, rewired, and troubleshoot electrical systems.Professional Experience Continued
  • DOT and NYS Inspections Accomplishments Navistar Training Skills Used Diagnose and repair electrical systems.
  • Lead technician ,trouble shoot and repair engines transmissions Brakes Hydroulic lifts air conditioning Electrical systems International engines Cummings Mercedes catapillar

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10. Diagnosis

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Here's how Diagnosis is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed fabrication, electrical diagnosis and rep[air, service and maintenance.
  • Worked in there fleet department repairing and diagnosis on all emergency apparatuses and ambulances and police vehicles also included maintenance schedules.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to shop maintenance personnel and mechanics pinpointing component defect eliminating wasted parts due to misdiagnosis.
  • General automotive repair and towing Engine Diagnosis and Repair Transmission Diagnosis and Repair Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Repair
  • Communicated with customers about vehicle problems, executed repairs based on observations and diagnosis.
  • Demonstrated talent for quickly and accurately diagnosis and repair of automotive systems corrective actions.

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11. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Executed minor/major repairs and maintenance on light/heavy equipment and special-purpose vehicles.
  • Install and maintain snow removal equipment on heavy equipment, heavy and light trucks and other types of equipment
  • Worked on a variety of vehicles, including heavy and medium duty trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Check work orders and repair mixer trucks, flatbeds and heavy equipment as needed
  • Preformed scheduled and preventive maintenance on forklift, heavy equipment, And trailers
  • Serviced and repaired heavy equipment semi trucks and trailers.
  • Repaired automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Changed heavy equipment and coal truck tires
  • Perform emergency and routine repairs on fleet of tri-axle trucks, heavy equipment and sand plants.
  • Diagnose and repair trucks, trailers, and heavy equipment Perform monthly and annual D.O.T.
  • Maintained the trucks and heavy equipments.
  • Maintained all Heavy Equipment/Vehicles to include Forklifts, Heavy Tow Trucks,School Buses, Dozers, and Loaders.
  • Inspect, Repair and Pressure test Blow Out Preventor Diagnose and repair Trucks and other heavy equipment

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12. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Job title: Car and light truck repair Description of duties General auto and light truck repair also electrical trouble shooting
  • Work included computer diagnostic, R&R transmissions, differentials, clutches, and engine and electrical trouble shooting.
  • Worked in truck shop over hauling and trouble shooting 3406 and c-15 engines and PMs.
  • Trouble shooting and repairing * Replace engines transmission and etc * Computer and electrical trouble shooting
  • Shop repair of trucks and trailers from electronic trouble shooting to clutch installations.
  • Trouble shooting Diesel engines and overhaul
  • Repair and maintenance of all trucks and equipment Welding, trouble shooting vehicle wiring, hydraulic and air systems
  • Trouble shooting electrical and radiocontrol systems, hydraulic systems, replacing and repairing valves and generalmechanical repairs.

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13. A/C

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Here's how A/C is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Well my position is just a diesel mechanic and I just got certified to do breaks and a/c.
  • Full service capabilities on brakes, springs, suspension & alignment, A/C systems and general repair.
  • Repaired company trucks from electric repair to brake repair or clutches an a/c.
  • Perform repairs and replace parts depending the diognosis of the unit, electrical, A/C work,flat repairs and Roadside assistance
  • Operate A/C machines and gauges.Repair air brakes and components (chambers, valves, lines etc.
  • Trouble shoot problems on heavy truck including mechanical and electrical , A/C .
  • Schedule maintenance Performed diagnostic tests Make necessary repairs Engine/Transmission rebuilds A/C Repairs

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14. Engine Repair

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Here's how Engine Repair is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed hydraulic and engine repairs, hydraulic and air brakes.
  • Brake, transmission and engine repair.
  • Skilled in Drive Lines, Brakes, PM and Lube, & Engine Repair.
  • Truck maintenance and repair.Diesel engine repair & overhaul
  • worked with engine repair and rebuilding.
  • performed minor and major engine repairs.
  • Repair and maintenance of Freightliner trucks, factory training and troublshooting for truck and engine repair.
  • Front end alignments.A/C and electrical.Medium duty engine repairs and rebuilds.

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15. Hydraulic Systems

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Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Set up and install hydraulic systems, electrical, pneumatic control sustems.
  • Repaired or overhauled air cooled engines and associated hydraulic systems on over 50 Wheel LineMovers on a large agriculture operation.
  • Performed appropriate maintenance techniques to correct malfunctions in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems or components.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair on mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems on construction equipment.
  • Completed major overhauls Serviced air over hydraulic systems on trailers Contributed to team effort on maintaining machinery.
  • Tested electrical and mechanical on hydraulic systems on drill rigs and perform necessary repairs

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16. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Used hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, welding equipment and jacks and hoists.
  • Used hand tools and specialty tools to get the job done.
  • Operated hand tools-impacts grinders drills and saws.
  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, welding equipment, jacks and hoists.
  • Use of hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, air tools, ratchets and sockets.
  • Use hand tools as well as power tools.
  • Home Preparation House and apartment complex preparation Prepared houses for walk-through inspection Used various hand tools

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17. Truck Repair

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Here's how Truck Repair is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Fabricated parts for truck repair, modification or new installation
  • Job Description - Truck diesel mechanic; maintenance at manufacturing plant and truck repairs for 18 different branches locations.
  • Truck repairs:suspension, differential, transmissions, and everything besides internal motor repair.
  • Perform all aspects of passenger vehicle and heavy truck repair and maintenance.
  • Operated various diagnostic computers and equipment for auto and truck repairs.
  • perform all phases of heavy OTR truck repairs on fleet
  • Truck Repairs of all kinds Road Service Transportation of Trucks
  • Truck repaire road service hydrolic system service
  • Truck Repair from in-chassis overhaul to minor repairs Welding Bodywork Painting

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18. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Produced daily communication and customer service between vendors and shops.
  • Provided excellent customer service, including consulting industrial equipment operators.
  • Involved in parts inventory management and customer service.
  • Provided road service and conferred with customers to obtain vehicle problems; servicing them with exceptional customer service.
  • Provided quality customer service and expert repairs on vehicles of all makes and models.
  • Performed all maintenance quickly and correctly in order to maintain great customer service.
  • Provided customer service for repair and service work for other trucking companies.
  • Provided exceptional customer service * preventive maintenance on charter buses
  • Career Overview Customer service experience Cash register experience Retail operations experience Mechanic experience Lifeguard training/ First Aid training/ EMT training

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19. Road Calls

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Here's how Road Calls is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Job duties range from but not limited to making emergency road calls to preventive services.
  • Responded to road calls and drove shop vehicle to various job locations.
  • Assisted in road calls to maintain smooth fleet operation.
  • Completed in-shop work as well as road calls.
  • Provide road calls and repairs as needed.
  • Performed road calls to service equipment.
  • Performed road calls on downed vehicles.

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20. Caterpillar

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Here's how Caterpillar is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Direct responsibility for overseeing a fleet of rollback trucks with DURAMAX and Caterpillar diesel engines.
  • Trained on Caterpillar, Detroit, Cummings & Mack engines.
  • Refurbished and inspected Caterpillar C-12 11.9-Liter and Detroit Diesel 8V92TA.
  • Repair Nissan caterpillars and AC Hilo's Repair Dump Trucks, Tractors and Bobcats
  • Repaired 830Komatsu, T200B Liebherr trucks, Caterpillar Dozers and Loaders for an open pit copper mine.
  • Repaired forklifts komotsu, hyster, yale, caterpillar, repaired hydraulic systems, and other duties as assigned.

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21. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired and replaced parts as needed to range from light bulbs, to engines, to water pumps.
  • Serviced brakes and suspension, installed factory parts, changed water pumps and misc.
  • Removed and replaced power steering pumps, water pumps, and alternators.
  • Replaced axels water pumps, fuel pumps and ac belts.
  • Change Oil-Change Tires-Alignments -Diagnostic Scans-motors-transmissions-starters-water pumps-ALL MAINTENACE REPAIRS
  • Performed minor mechanical repair to include replace water pumps, fuel filters, and alternators; ordered parts and engine oil.

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22. Dump Truck

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Here's how Dump Truck is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Work on heavy equipment such as dump trucks and larger commercial vehicles were weekly tasks.
  • Experience with mechanical jobs, such as maintenance on dump trucks, and vehicles.
  • Weld aluminum dump truck beds, floors and sides of dump trailers.
  • Repair and inspection of a fleet of dump trucks and trailers.
  • Worked on the fleet of dump trucks and some equipment.
  • Repair hydraulic and air brakes on all dump trucks.
  • Perform all aspects of dump truck manufacturing.
  • Operated and maintained 10yard dump truck.

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23. Volvo

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Here's how Volvo is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Diagnose and repair leased fleet vehicles at dealership Volvo and Mack
  • Maintain and fix any over the road Volvo truck.
  • Perform Services A & B on Volvo trucks, straight trucks, medium and light duty work.
  • Performed preventive maintenance and repairs on Volvo and international semi-trucks.
  • Performed services and preventive maintenance on Volvo tractor-trailers, and warehouse forklifts
  • Obtained certification on Volvo Utility Equipment.

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24. Brake Pads

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Here's how Brake Pads is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Oil changes, replacement of brake pads, brake shoes, alternator's, starter's and replacement of suspension parts.
  • Completed maintenance repairs such as: replace brake pads, axles, wheel seals, alternators, starters, radiators.
  • Installed tires, hydro boosts, brake pads, calipers, alternators, drive belts, and power steering pumps.
  • Repaired brake pads, replaced engine cylinders(jugs), overhauled nose struts, calibrated magnetic compass, etc.
  • Change brake pads, tires, lights among other things on a vehicle that needed to be fixed or replaced.
  • Performed general preventative maintenance services (oil changes, packing wheel bearings, replacing brake pads/drums/rotors, etc.)

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25. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Worked on the Heat Ventilating Air Conditioner (HVAC) system
  • Respond to and provides assistance in emergencies such as securing or safeguarding HVAC equipment or those related to fire/life/safety conditions.
  • Monitored HVAC systems and operations, and ensured that routine preventive maintenance was performed according to established schedules.
  • Utilize all skills of HVAC energy management systems introducing cost saving utility operations.
  • Worked collaboratively with various HVAC equipment manufacturers on repair and maintenance issues.
  • Negotiated, generated and administered a contracted agreement in HVAC repairs.

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26. Important Parts

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Here's how Important Parts is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Serviced air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling and electrical systems followed checklists to verify that all important parts were examined.
  • Followed checklists to ensure all-important parts are examined.
  • Perform inspection or examination to ensure important parts are operationally safe.
  • Inspect brakes systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Inspect brake systems, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  • Followed checklists to verify that all important parts were examined, as well as troubleshooting and communicating issues.

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27. Freightliner

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Here's how Freightliner is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Truck fleet included Mack, Volvo-White, GMC, and Freightliner tractors.
  • Have been working foreman several times in past years and that responsibility seems to keep finding me McCoy bought Portland Freightliner.
  • Worked on all truck models such as Peterbuilt, Freightliner, Mack, Volvo, International, and Western Star.
  • Maintained International Prostar, Freightliner Cascadia and Century.
  • Worked as a Diesel Mechanic alongside with mechanical and electrical engineers in Freightliner's Development Center in Portland Oregon.
  • Perform training requirements by Freightliner.

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28. Pressure Gauges

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Here's how Pressure Gauges is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Experience with a wide variety of pressure gauges and inflation systems, including liquid and foam fill.
  • Repaired and calibrated pressure gauges using dead weight testers.
  • Used handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, pressure gauges and DDEC readers.
  • Used handheld computers, pressure gauges, DDEC readers.
  • Used handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, pressure gauges and DDEC readers.
  • Use of flowmeters, pressure gauges, multimeters and starter/alternator/battery test equipment.

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29. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Operated various machines Ex: MIG Welder, Car lift, Semi Auto Pipe bending machine & torch.
  • Machine equipment includes, hole punch, band saws, stock benders, large mig welders, and overhead cranes.
  • Installed and repaired kingpin and spring, suspension work * Performed and proficient in MIG, TIG, and STICK welding
  • Installed monitors, keyboards and peripherals to include migrating of users' data, printers and other configuration settings.
  • Repair vehicles, mowers, tractors, and anything else that might be on wheels or have an engine.
  • Used basic MIG, TIG, Arc, brake and metal shear techniques in machinery repair and fabrication.

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30. Service Calls

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Here's how Service Calls is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Drive tow truck, road service calls; Sometimes in charge of shop.
  • Service calls, on the road diagnosis and repair.
  • Service calls for heavy equipment and semi repairs.
  • Worked on fleet and customer vehicles Performed road repairs and service calls
  • service calls ranging from welding to drivability issues
  • Service calls.. PM Services Tires Brakes Air Lines Lights Ect..

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31. CDL

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Here's how CDL is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Experience in farming and running equipment Accomplishments Certified engine builder ,class A cdl holder work done in a timely manner.
  • Performed road tests on equipment for myself and other technicians (only tech with a CDL).
  • Hold a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Doubles/Triples endorsement.
  • Maintained a Class B CDL and was assigned a service truck.
  • Maintain a class A CDL license to test drive equipment.i.
  • Acquired my Class B CDL with a P endorsement.

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32. Service Truck

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Here's how Service Truck is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Repair trouble-shoot electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic problems on trucks -Order or pick-up parts needed -Deliver parts as needed -Service trucks
  • Performed repairs on show equipment such as jacks, forklifts, AC machines, steam cleaner and service trucks.
  • Managed and maintained necessary level of supplies in service truck.
  • Performed electrical diagnoses and repairs to service trucks and forklifts.
  • Full service truck technician for diverse truck repair facility.
  • Operated and maintained field service truck.
  • Operated a full time road and railroad yard service truck and handled all aspects of these types of repairs
  • Light and super duty vehicles Top kick service trucks, Semi truck and trailers Welding and cutting

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33. AC

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Here's how AC is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Researched all technical information and electrical schematics using company portal access and completed repairs according to factory warranty procedures.
  • Accepted repair assignments with a positive attitude and utilized technical abilities to solve vehicle problems.
  • Counseled and evaluated employee job performance; implemented disciplinary actions.
  • Patrolled areas and allowed restricted area access for authorized personnel.
  • Coordinate the efficient operation of facilities with project engineers.
  • Maintain all operating equipment in satisfactory condition.
  • Maintained accurate maintenance logs and supply inventory.
  • Field Medic Department of Teaching Hospitals
  • Develop, maintain and administers an organization qualified to maintain all equipment and facilities in a safe and efficient working condition.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems; replace radiators, booster tanks, and power steering pumps; repair fire pump valves.
  • Replaced and adjusted headlights and installed and repaired accessories, such as radios, heaters, mirrors and windshield wipers.
  • Contracted by Budget Truck Rental to perform emergency and regular maintenance repairs on all Budget trucks and towing equipment.
  • Preformed repairs and replace engines, transmissions, and clutches as needed, as well as fabrication and welding.
  • Performed maintenance and services including replacing wheel seals in the major components of transmissions, transfers, and differentials.
  • Performed annual DOT required inspections on medium and heavy duty trucks, made repairs and replaced components as needed.
  • Measured, designed, cut, welded, sandblasted, prepped and painted tractor trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Repair, rebuild, and overhaul main rotor and tail rotor assemblies and balance and track after installation.
  • Repaired and replaced engine, electrical, fuel, brake and exhaust repairs and performed emergency roadside services.
  • Performed alignments with computer alignment machine, replaced king pins, replaced oil coolers, repaired ABS systems.
  • Order parts for individual jobs using Manufacture manuals Report to management reputed problems Remove and rebuild fuel system.

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34. Rear Ends

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Here's how Rear Ends is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Worked on suspension tires, clutches, rear ends, brakes & drove Concrete Cement Mixer truck
  • Front ends rear ends paint and body repair
  • Rebuild Rear ends or third members.
  • Fixed brake drive line, clutches, rear ends, and some engine work.
  • Install rear ends/brakes/leaf springs/trans/clutches.Engine replacements.
  • Remove and replaced trannies, clutches, engines, rear ends, and electrical wiring on all trailers.

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35. Electrical Repairs

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Here's how Electrical Repairs is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Worked with drivers to solve engine and minor electrical repairs.
  • performed electrical repairs from lights to the wiring harness and abs systems.
  • Contributed to major and minor mechanical and electrical repairs; enforced strict adherence to quality control procedures.
  • Perform complex mechanical and electrical repairs.
  • Performed electrical repairs to lighting systems.
  • Installed breaks, remote controls, thumbs and other electrical repairs, and general troubleshooting wherever and whenever needed.

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36. Necessary Repairs

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Here's how Necessary Repairs is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Responded to roadside assistance to disabled Semi-trucks, diagnosing and making necessary repairs.
  • Inspected trailers and made necessary repairs
  • Inspect and test new vehicles and recording findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Collaborate with Supervisor to make necessary repairs on all trucks.
  • Inspect and make all necessary repairs.
  • Assessed and diagnosed truck related component failures in a timely manner and made necessary repairs upon customer approval.

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37. Truck Maintenance

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Here's how Truck Maintenance is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed routine truck maintenance and repairs, also truck engine exchanges.
  • Handled all truck maintenance and responsible for all truck mechanic duties.
  • Worked with up to grade 2 truck maintenance.

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38. PTO

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Here's how PTO is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions using the laptop they provided.
  • Dot inspections.brake repairs.suspension repairs.all dvir repairs.ac work.pto and pump repairs.
  • Change an repair tires ,hydraulic systems/ pto an hose repair.
  • Communicated with Customers regarding vehicle symptoms and initiated work orders with the technician.
  • Perform test on laptop and equipment and make sure fuses and connections are secure.
  • Repair customers Trucks and Trailers - Add and Install new components (PTO kits, plows, tarps) fabricate and Weld

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39. Repair Orders

low Demand
Here's how Repair Orders is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Perform work specified on maintenance and repair orders with efficiency.
  • Write up repair orders from drivers of trucks.
  • Repair Orders, Ordering Parts and repair.
  • Prepared and filed all repair orders.
  • Make and maintain own repair orders.
  • Generate work orders and repair orders.
  • Annotated all repairs in a clear manner on repair orders and tagged failed parts for warranty.
  • complete repair orders when jobs where complete.

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40. Trailer Repair

low Demand
Here's how Trailer Repair is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintain and repair trucks and trailers, air brakes, clutches, Diesel engines, trailer repair, wiring
  • Handle all diesel repairs and Trailer repairs.
  • Truck repairs such as oil seals, main seals, clutch, fly wheels, welding, trailer repairs.
  • performed trailer repairs from tankers, dump beds and low boys
  • complete truck and trailer repairs.
  • repair truck and trailers.lenghting tractor frames.shortening tractor frames.all type of trailer repair.welding steel and alumin
  • repair all company vechiles.engine over hauls.hydrlic repair.road service.welding and trailer repairs

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41. Brake Systems

low Demand
Here's how Brake Systems is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Demonstrated superiority repairing all types of brake systems.
  • Inspected brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles.
  • Diagnosed diesel engines, steering systems, brake systems and air conditioning system issues.
  • Performed brake jobs on pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems.
  • include: Service and repair air brake systems, anti-lock brake systems and steering stabilizer systems using diagnostic software.
  • Performed basic repairs of front end, wheel bearings, airbrake systems including brake re-lines.
  • Perform teardown and rebuild of brake systems.
  • worked on trucks air and brake systems ptos trailers

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42. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Executed daily operations of preventive maintenance checks and services as well as general maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Work on truck and trailers, DOT compliance, PM inspections, service, and general maintenance.
  • Serviced/replaced brake pads and brake drums, replaced wheel bearings, and general maintenance.
  • General maintenance and repair 45 days inspection D.o.t inspection
  • General maintenance, major mechanical and electrical auto repairs, electronic control module computer diagnostics, foreign/domestic cars and trucks.
  • General technician responsibilities were required for this position, which included general maintenance, advanced overhauls, and emergency repairs.

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43. Kenworth

low Demand
Here's how Kenworth is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Maintain all-terrain cranes Listen to crane operators complaints to find and repair problems Maintain Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks
  • Performed repairs on Kenworth and Peterbilt over the road trucks.
  • Worked on various vehicle makes including: Kenworth Peterbilt.
  • Performed all manner of technical repairs on all types of heavy trucks mostly Mack and Kenworth at a dealership.
  • Attended a 5 day Kenworth factory training course on 2010 PACCAR MX diesel engine.
  • Diagnosed and corrected malfunctions on Kenworth, Mack, and International tractors.

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44. Truck Fleet

low Demand
Here's how Truck Fleet is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed preventive maintenance and light duty repairs on heavy and light duty truck fleet.
  • Repaired and made adjustment to truck fleet when needed to comply with DOT standards.
  • Truck fleet repairs on daily basis, along with customer repairs.
  • Work responsibilities included maintaining multi-truck fleet and material handling equipment for a large recycling operation/facility.
  • Installed over 200 Peoplenet systems in truck fleet, very strong electrical skills.

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45. Mechanical Repairs

low Demand
Here's how Mechanical Repairs is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Job duties were engine and transmission diagnostic and replacement and all other mechanical repairs
  • Serviced trucks, and trailers, adjusting brakes and other mechanical repairs.
  • Performed major and minor repairs, tune-ups and general mechanical repairs.
  • Assisted tractor mechanic in making mechanical repairs of the tractor and related works
  • weld, electrical and mechanical repairs to big rigs and trailers
  • Major Accomplishments Ended the outsourcing of mechanical repairs to 3rd party vendors therefore increasing company profits.

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46. Reassemble Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Reassemble Equipment is used in Truck Mechanic jobs:
  • Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Truck Mechanic

Diesel Engines21.1%
Preventative Maintenance9.4%
Company Vehicle7.6%
Safety Devices7.1%
Tractor Trailers6.1%
Cummins4.8%
Oil Changes4.8%
Wheel Bearings4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Truck Mechanic

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Diesel Engines
Diesel Engines
16.1%
16.1%
2
2
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
7.2%
7.2%
3
3
Company Vehicle
Company Vehicle
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Safety Devices
Safety Devices
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Tractor Trailers
Tractor Trailers
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Cummins
Cummins
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Oil Changes
Oil Changes
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Wheel Bearings
Wheel Bearings
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Diagnosis
Diagnosis
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
3%
3%
12
12
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
A/C
A/C
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Engine Repair
Engine Repair
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Hydraulic Systems
Hydraulic Systems
2%
2%
16
16
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Truck Repair
Truck Repair
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Road Calls
Road Calls
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Dump Truck
Dump Truck
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Volvo
Volvo
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Brake Pads
Brake Pads
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Hvac
Hvac
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Important Parts
Important Parts
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Freightliner
Freightliner
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Pressure Gauges
Pressure Gauges
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
MIG
MIG
1%
1%
30
30
Service Calls
Service Calls
1%
1%
31
31
CDL
CDL
1%
1%
32
32
Service Truck
Service Truck
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
AC
AC
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Rear Ends
Rear Ends
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Electrical Repairs
Electrical Repairs
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Necessary Repairs
Necessary Repairs
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Truck Maintenance
Truck Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
PTO
PTO
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Repair Orders
Repair Orders
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Trailer Repair
Trailer Repair
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Brake Systems
Brake Systems
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Kenworth
Kenworth
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Truck Fleet
Truck Fleet
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Mechanical Repairs
Mechanical Repairs
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Reassemble Equipment
Reassemble Equipment
0.6%
0.6%

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