Top Truck Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Truck Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Truck Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.0% of Truck Technician resumes contained Diesel Engines as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Truck Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Truck Technician 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 Technician jobs:
  • Performed preventive maintenance on diesel engines and repaired broken equipment, maintained equipment to meet safety regulations
  • Diagnose and repair gas and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmission, suspension, electrical and heating and air condition.
  • Diagnose and service mostly, but not limited to, Isuzu common rail diesel engines.
  • Diagnose and repair diesel engines, transmission, hydraulic and electrical system malfunctions.
  • Evaluate and repair diesel engines, L.P. engines, electric and I.C.
  • General repair of all makes of heavy trucks and diesel engines.
  • Diagnosed and repaired 6.2L, 6.5L, and 6.6L diesel engines.
  • Performed in frame and out of frame overhauls on all types ofDetroit Diesel engines.

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2. Important Parts

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Here's how Important Parts is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Followed D.O.T inspection checklists to ensure all important parts are examined
  • Followed checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Followed checklists to verify that all-important parts are examined.
  • Followed and examined checklists to verify all-important parts.
  • Perform inspection or examination to ensure important parts are operationally safe.
  • Examined vehicles to determine the extent of damage or malfunctions and following checklist to verify that all important parts are examined.

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3. Electrical Diagnosis

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Here's how Electrical Diagnosis is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Attended two-week Audi factory training covering Audi-specific electrical diagnosis/repair, airbag systems, and usage of Audi scan tools.
  • Performed all mechanical duties needed to complete tasks from express lubrication to electrical diagnosis to complete engine overhauls/rebuilds
  • Performed in depth electrical diagnosis and repair of automotive related systems/subsystems.
  • Performed electrical diagnosis, engine overhauls, automatic transmission overhauls.
  • Performed minor engine, steering/suspension and electrical diagnosis and repairs
  • Practiced safe electrical diagnosis and repair techniques.

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4. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Spearheaded scheduling and quarterly preventative maintenance inspections on all customer trailers to include DOT Federal Annual Inspection Requirements.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and repaired diesel trucks and refer trailers.
  • Schedule Services for Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair to road tractors, auxiliary power units and trailers.
  • Participated in road service calls and preventative maintenance on the road.
  • Preformed preventative maintenance on fleet vans and trucks.
  • Performed Preventative Maintenance, BIT Inspections.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections Repair any deficiencies found during PMI.
  • Repair and perform scheduled preventative maintenance on waste management vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on Allison transmissions, Detroit Diesel engines, Cummins and International engines.
  • Level 7 Technician performing preventative maintenance and repairs on all models and makes of Heavy Trucks and Trailers.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment in shop.Used hand tools and electric tools.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on vehicles Repaired issues involved in various chassis and powertrain systems Inspected vehicles and recommended necessary repairs

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5. Computer Diagnostics

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Here's how Computer Diagnostics is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose engine and transmission problems with computer diagnostics.
  • Completed computer diagnostics, electronic and electrical repair, welding and fabrication.
  • Performed preventive maintenance and computer diagnostics.
  • Utilized computer diagnostics for complex repairs.
  • Perform computer diagnostics and work with fleet maintenance software programs to document part usage and repair time.
  • Train shop personnel on computer diagnostics such as check engine lights and engine misfire/no starts.

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6. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Specialized in on-board electrical systems.
  • Work with electrical systems, hydraulics, and gas engines.
  • Diagnose and repair Electrical systems.
  • Repair engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical systems, and hydraulic systems.AWARDS RECEIVED Safety awards through Waste Management from 1992-1996.
  • Performed Multi-Point Inspections, serviced brakes, electrical systems diagnostics, installed batteries, starters, alternators, misc.
  • Diagnose and perform any needed repairs to trucks ie brakes, electrical systems and steering and suspension repairs.

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7. Fleet Vehicles

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Here's how Fleet Vehicles is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Followed up on current repairs on fleet vehicles.
  • Repair and maintain Ford Motor Company and Roush Enterprises fleet vehicles.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and repairs on county owned emergency and non-emergency fleet vehicles
  • Handle responsibilities of overseeing repairing and maintenance procedures of fleet vehicles.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Motor Transport Division fleet vehicles.
  • Rebuild and restore compactors, service of forklifts, tractors, semi trucks, and all fleet vehicles.

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8. Automatic Transmissions

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Here's how Automatic Transmissions is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Repair manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Rebuild manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Repaired manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Diagnose and repair driveline concerns Rebuild automatic transmissions Perform service updates and recalls

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9. Cummins

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Here's how Cummins is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Perform repairs and diagnosis using Cummins Electronic Diagnosis Software and International Diagnostic Software.
  • Tuned, Rebuilt, and replaced Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel Engines.
  • Worked on Cat, Cummins, Detroit, International Engines.
  • Attended Cummins School for the ISB engine and passed.
  • Attended Cummins BETT School and passed.
  • Performed computer diagnostics on Detroit, Caterpillar, Cummins, Allison, and GMC trucks and engines using the manufactures software.
  • Use Cummins insight, Paccar MX software, and Cat software to help trouble shoot engine issues.

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10. A/C

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Here's how A/C is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair engines, transmissions, electric systems, a/c systems, and drive systems on trucks.
  • Performed diagnostics, repair and overhaul, as well as warranty work on A/C systems.
  • Service, troubleshot and repair A/C systems.
  • Team lead, in charge of crew dismantling vehicle and rebuilding with upgraded to armored body and installing A/C units.
  • Install new A/C systems and repair refrigeration trucks.
  • Handled maintenance for the fleet of trucks including diagnosing and servicing engines, electrical, suspension, brakes, and A/C.

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11. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed troubleshooting on gasoline and diesel cars/trucks.
  • Performed maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting operations on refrigeration unit trailers ranging in size from 28 foot to53 foot long.
  • Maintain, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair all systems pertaining to diesel trucks, refrigerated trailers and flatbed trailers.
  • Maintain commercial vehicles, troubleshoot, diagnosis, and repair of all major and minor vehicle systems.
  • Test driving T900s in the inventory to troubleshoot or diagnose any problems before they were re-sold.
  • Provided maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair of diesel trucks, trailers and related systems.
  • Travel to 7 city fire stations to troubleshoot, maintain and repair emergency fire apparatus.
  • Identify configuration issues and troubleshoot to deem issue with internet modem.
  • Helped troubleshoot, repair and maintain heavy equipment when needed.
  • Performed ABS brake system diagnostic and troubleshooting.
  • Remove and Install (R&I) /Troubleshoot Brakes and air brakes.
  • Troubleshooted electrical and mechanical defects, Completed all repairs and maintenance work to company standards.
  • performed maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs for residential units throughout the Denver Metro area.
  • Certified Spicer clutches: Failure analysis, troubleshooting and installation.
  • Repair and troubleshoot electrical equipment ie.

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12. Engine Repair

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Here's how Engine Repair is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Work is done to entire truck along with internal engine repairs and rebuild of entire engines.
  • Tire replacement, brakes and engine repairs.
  • Tire changes, brakes, alignments, transmission and differential maintenance engine repair from engine replacement and rebuilds.
  • Performed braked work, engine repairs such as head gaskets, injectors clutches and driveline repair.
  • Truck and Trailer Tech Trailer repair Diesel Engine repair Brake repair Tire repair
  • Provide roadside assistance.-Provide customer service for tire measurements and air pumping.-Diesel engine repair.-Responsible for inventory count of auto parts and distribution.

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13. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Specialized in diagnostics and electrical Customization and Modifications of specialty cars Transmission R+I Customer Service and Support
  • Organized, and ability to prioritize workload while providing excellent customer service.
  • Exercised optimal customer service and professionalism on a daily basis.
  • Developed and maintained meaningful relationships with customer service representatives, site logistics, third- party logistics providers, and Dow carriers.
  • Provide excellent customer service inspire a safe and positive work environment and work as a team with coworkers and management.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills, Complete any other assign task delegated by Store Management.
  • Provided customer service to individuals, corporations, state and local governments.
  • Provide customer service to members, assisting them throughout the process.
  • Received six Gold Star Appreciation Pins for excellent customer service.
  • Oversee Customer service and day to day administrative duties.
  • Perform world class customer service.
  • Handled Customer service issues Maintained relationships with the Warranty departments.
  • Assist shop manager in daily duties, including customer service, parts procurement, delegating work to other technicians.
  • Boom lift,Krain and Bucket Truck opperator.Usage of all kind of power tools.Deal with Customer Service every day.

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14. Oil Changes

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Here's how Oil Changes is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Trusted to maintain fleet of large diesel trucks performing oil changes, fuel filter replacements and glow plug replacements.
  • Service moving trucks with oil changes, filter changes, check and repair brakes, general service.
  • Performed oil changes, changed brakes, clutches, and electrical components.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on Medium Duty trucks, oil changes.
  • Oil Changes, Tires, Road calls shop cleanup
  • Level two technician, responsible for truck oil changes, repair tires, electrical trouble shoot of tractor trailer.
  • Oil changes Repaired break systems Engine repair Tire repair Put down transmissions

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15. Caterpillar

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Here's how Caterpillar is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed systematic troubleshooting and completed required repairs on Caterpillar truck engines consisting of minor repairs to complete engine rebuilds.
  • Use Caterpillar SIS Web and DBS to order parts and input service reports.
  • Certified Caterpillar engines: Repair, overhaul, fuel system and electronics.
  • Diagnose and repair all Caterpillar engines.
  • Tested and adjusted machine after completing rebuild to ensure operations were within specifications set by Caterpillar.
  • Diagnose and repair various electrical, fuel, and mechanical problems using Caterpillar Electronic Technician diagnostic software.

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16. Freightliner

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Here's how Freightliner is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Perform scheduled services and preventive maintenance on Freightliner Trucks and equipment.
  • Worked as a Diesel Mechanic alongside with mechanical and electrical engineers in Freightliner's Development Center in Portland Oregon.
  • Conducted warranty work on Freightliner tractors/trailers.
  • Perform training requirements by Freightliner.
  • Cry station I fix the part of the Freightliner trucks that are not done correctly on the line or faulty parts
  • Provided 24 hour maintenance to a fleet of 25 freightliner tractors and trailers while deployed to Iraq for 15 months.

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17. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Repair fuel injection systems, HVAC, transmissions, CAN bus, suspensions, differentials, engines, and electrical systems.
  • Replace engines, transmissions, brakes, cooling systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, steering and suspension systems.
  • Preformed diagnosis and repair on mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and HVAC-R systems associated with automobiles.
  • Diagnosed and repaired various components including: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, HVAC, and gas.
  • Diagnosed and repaired various gasoline engines systems including HVAC, brakes, suspension, and electrical.
  • Have various NAPA approved classes and training with engine diagnostics and diagnosing HVAC and electrical issues.

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18. ASE

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Here's how ASE is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Certified IPC Specialist IPC-A-610D Laser Technology Certification Hazardous Materials Safety Communication Certification
  • Maintained customer accounts and database.
  • Perform all phases of truck repair warranty and customer pay on a flat rate basis including estimating repairs and ordering parts.
  • Access three different region based phone switch technologies and build customers from billing system to phone switch to equipment.
  • Combine all files into Adobe (PDF) format for ease of access and use by outside service shops.
  • Be able to work long hours with varying start times of the day or night based on harvest conditions.
  • Perform test on injectors and trouble shoot drive train, transfer cases, transmissions, and replace injection pumps.
  • Performed repairs and preventive maintenance for a fleet of trucks on lease or waiting to be leased.
  • Promote revenue positive transactions, to increase company profits and fit customer better to customers' needs.
  • Schedule Technician Truck rolls for issues location based, schedule installs and special request orders.
  • Perform all phases of repairs and preventive on medium and heavy duty trucks and trailers.
  • Drained and filled the diffs as well as drained and filled the transfer case.
  • Perform on-site repairs at customer's base of operations and on the road.
  • Access customer's accounts across multiple systems, including regional based billing systems.
  • Air duct and grease hood cleaning, as well as fungal removal.
  • Purchased all software licenses and kept them up to date annually.
  • Create and enter all repair history into the company database.
  • Diagnosed vehicle problems based on customer complaints and inspection.
  • Maintained leased fleet of over the road tractors and trailers
  • Self-managed a mobile mechanic service, performing all repair phases

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19. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • General maintenance for light-duty and medium-duty truck.
  • Inspect, remove, troubleshoot, repair, service, test, and modify truck and trailer general maintenance systems.
  • Performed general maintenance on heavy trucks, busses, and motor homes.
  • Skilled in general maintenance/repair of mechanical and electrical system malfunctions, preventive maintenance, state emission/inspections, power steering, and suspension
  • General duties included; management of automotive stall, general maintenance including interior repairs and vehicle performance repairs.
  • Performed mechanical and electronic repairs using computer aiding software and mechanical tools; conducted general maintenance and diagnostics.

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20. Volvo

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Here's how Volvo is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Completed 2 out of 5 Volvo tractor courses at Volvo in Joliet Illinois.
  • Performed Maintenance and repair on Volvo, GMC, and Isuzutrucks.
  • Performed services and preventive maintenance on Volvo tractor-trailers, and warehouse forklifts
  • Performed preventive maintenance and repairs on Volvo and international semi-trucks.
  • Perform routine maintenance, advanced diagnostics on all models of MACK and VOLVO heavy duty Class 7&8 trucks.
  • Service and repair a fleet of 45 Mack and Volvo tractors, and 75 open top East trailers.

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21. Drive Trains

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Here's how Drive Trains is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Diagnosed and repaired engines, transmissions, drive trains, air and hydraulic brakes, heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Tune, repair, adjust air and hydraulic brakes, drive trains, electrical systems and air suspension.
  • Overhaul transmissions, repair fuel injections, replace or repair exhaust systems and drive trains.
  • Repaired and overhauled heavy duty transmissions and drive trains.
  • Overhaul transmissions, repair fuel injections, replace drive trains.
  • Completed repairs to drive trains, transmissions, brake components.

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22. Service Calls

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Here's how Service Calls is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed service calls in which two technicians would travel to the customer location and correct the issue in the field.
  • Assisted with service calls about customer units.
  • Responded to electrical service calls to troubleshoot electrical problems when on call and assisted when not on call.
  • Detail -- Auto Body -- Motor Cycle Assembly -- Service Calls -- Maintenance -- Snow Plowing
  • Supervised a crew of 10 -Problem solving -Fabrication and welding -Diesel truck work -Outside service calls and repairs with mobile shop.
  • Maintained fleet of 50+ trucks and vacuum trailers Inventoried fluids Inspected Vehicles to DOT Regulations Handled service calls at all hours

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23. Repair Trucks

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Here's how Repair Trucks is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose and repair trucks in need of maintenance and repair in shop.
  • Diagnose and repair trucks used in refuse collection industry.
  • Repair trucks & refrigeration units of all types * Performed off site & on the road maintenance & repairs * Georgia CDL
  • Repair trucks and trailers/DOT inspections/Servicing trucks and trailers, etc.
  • diagnose and repair trucks trailers and other equipment
  • Service semi-trucks and trailers * Diagnose and repair trucks and trailers * Repair mechanical problems on Thermo King Refers

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24. Hydraulic Systems

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Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose and repair cars, pickup trucks, construction equipment, semi-trucks and trailers including electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic system issues both electric over hydraulic and air over hydraulic systems.
  • Diagnosed, tested, repaired and maintained electrical and hydraulic systems on diesel trucks.
  • Diagnose and repair complete hydraulic systems on all type of refuse equipment.
  • Completed major overhauls Serviced air over hydraulic systems on trailers Contributed to team effort on maintaining machinery.
  • Gained a complete understanding of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.

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25. Wheel Bearings

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Here's how Wheel Bearings is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Full PM service, Brakes, wheel bearings and seals, radiators, R&R transmissions.
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brakes pads, wheel bearings, and sensors to manufacturer and customer specifications.
  • Repaired cars and trucks I changed ball joints tie rod ends wheel bearings brakes starters alternators a wide variety of things
  • Located and corrected faulty areas in the vehicle such as ignition, brake shoes and wheel bearings.
  • Replaced multiple engines and transmissions, also replaced many brakes wheel bearings and brake lines.
  • Repaired and replaced automobile leaf springs, defective ball joint suspensions and wheel bearings.

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26. Service Truck

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Here's how Service Truck is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed various types of maintenance on machinery and equipment, kept service records for shop and service truck.
  • Drive service truck to varying locations to perform inspections, maintenance, and repairs on equipment.
  • Performed all repairs and regular maintenance on all company service trucks.
  • Build heavy duty service trucks per customer specs.
  • Led crews on service truck repair calls.
  • Managed a Ready-To-Mow service truck by scheduling appointments and repairing customers' equipment in-field.
  • Worked in a shop setting at a full service truck stop performing preventative maintenance and general repairs.
  • Maintained all service trucks and cars in company fleet Certified Maine State Inspector

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27. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Know how to use hand tools, power tools, welder, torch and specialty tools.
  • Have hand tools needed to make major and minor Truck and Trailer repairs.
  • Serviced all automotive systems and used extensively necessary diagnostic and repair equipment that includes test machines and hand tools.
  • Supported field operations by performing preventive maintenance on-site on construction equipment using hand tools and diagnosing equipment.
  • Dismantled electronic equipment and removed faulty components for repair using hand tools.
  • Utilized numerous hand tools and specialized service equipment.

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28. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Removed and replaced batteries, alternators, starters, water pumps, engine gaskets, filters, all fluids, etc.
  • Changed oil, oil filters, water pumps, timing belts, front and rear brakes, and turning rotor.
  • Diagnosed performance issues and repaired customer vehicles; including brake replacement, water pumps, radiators, motor rebuild.
  • Perform full service tune ups and oil changes, installed shocks, struts, fuel filters and water pumps.
  • Repaired or replaced radiators, water pumps, thermostats, belts, hoses, gaskets and breaks.
  • Changed water pumps on Pontiac s. Changed tie rod ends and front wheel bearings on variety vehicles.

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29. Road Calls

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Here's how Road Calls is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Included BIT inspections, daily driver write ups, breakdowns and/or road calls.
  • Performed road calls on disabled trucks.
  • Maintain fleet of trucks , Road calls also fixing equipment.
  • Fuel island repair, road calls, federal services, Inspections and repairs, maintenance upkeep on vehicles.
  • Recovered /Swapped Coaches off of the highway, made Road calls and on site (Highway) repairs.
  • Repair diesel and gas engines diagnose and repair air and hydraulic brake system, perform road calls.

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30. Electrical Repairs

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Here's how Electrical Repairs is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Contributed to major and minor mechanical and electrical repairs; enforced strict adherence to quality control procedures.
  • Performed electrical repairs to lighting systems.
  • Performed full services, brake jobs, basic electrical repairs and valve cover removals for engine diagnostics.
  • Inspected, diagnosed and performed all electrical repairs on trucks and engines of every make and model.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical repairs on school buses and passenger vans.
  • Worked with drivers to solve engine and minor electrical repairs.

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31. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Conducted multiple field service jobs including the diagnosing and repair of heavy equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair heavy equipment to include electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems, also heavy-line removal, repair/re-build and replacement.
  • Followed and implemented company safety procedures* Participated in overhaul of heavy equipment, inc, hydraulics* Specialized in preventative maintenance
  • Supervised and conducted all safety meetings and completed follow-up infield safety inspections for all heavy equipment projects.
  • Maintained variety of heavy equipment including cranes, aircraft towing tractors, material handling vehicles under minimal supervision
  • Assume responsibility for the timely and effective performance of maintenance procedures on heavy equipment.

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32. Repair Orders

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Here's how Repair Orders is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed work outlined on repair orders with efficiency/accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.
  • Perform warranty work including preparing proper paperwork and filling out appropriate information on repair orders.
  • Opened and closed repair orders checking Vehicle Identification Numbers for manufacturer safety recalls.
  • Organize workload and consistently accomplish repair orders by assigned promised time.
  • Maintained repair orders, invoices and necessary warranty documentation.
  • Learned and excelled at writing warranty recovery repair orders.

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33. Major Repairs

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Here's how Major Repairs is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed various repairs that ranged from scheduled maintenance to major repairs on Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks.
  • Performed all minor and major repairs and overhauls on commercial heavy trucks and trailers.
  • Performed All manor of Minor and Major Repairs On Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers.
  • Worked in a team environment by assisting other technicians in major repairs.
  • Perform minor and major repairs on trucks and trailers.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and major repairs by operating with tools, machinery, and computerized systems.

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34. Kenworth

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Here's how Kenworth is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Repaired cassis such as Peterbilt, Kenworth, international, Vovlo, freight liner etc.
  • Diagnosed and repaired faulty equipment - Kenworth's, Mac's, & Various Heavy Duty Trailers, etc.
  • Performed PM maintenance on Reefer trailers, Kenworth, Peter Built, Wheel Loaders, small engines.
  • Worked for the most part on Kenworth trucks diagnosing all types of customer complaints.
  • Performed Preventative Maintenance on Kenworth T660s, T800s and a variety of other equipment.
  • Service and repair kenworth line haul semi trucks and international city haul trucks and trailers

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35. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Repair damage to truck body and movable hydraulic panels utilizing MIG, TIG, ARC, and Acetylene welding equipment.
  • Worked with oxygen and acetylene cutting torches, plasma cutters, mig welders, electric arc welders.
  • Perform general chassis diagnosis, repair, and mig welding where necessary.
  • Total truck and trailer repair; involved welding; torch; plasma; aluminum welding; stick and MIG welding
  • Go Bobcats in heavy machinery learned how to weld aluminum and steel with a MIG welder and a stick welder
  • Utilized Stick and MIG processes to make special tools and repair broken parts saving the company time and money.

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36. Fuel Systems

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Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Repaired common-rail injection systems, indirect and direct fuel systems on the diesel engines.
  • Specialized in truck air brake system care and diesel engine fuel systems.
  • Fuel Systems -PTO Systems-Engine Rebuilding -Tractor sales/Implement REP-Customer Care/Billing/Invoicing
  • Preformed extensive diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel systems including fuel lines, pumps, tanks injection systems and electronic controls.
  • Specialized in the troubleshooting of all heavy diesel vehicular systems including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and fuel systems.
  • Analyzed electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, ignition, HVAC, engine cooling, emissions, and fuel systems.

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37. AC

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Here's how AC is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed unsupervised work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.
  • Standardized and propagated critical assembly process improvements across product lines.
  • Determined assessments, gave recommendations to homeowners on repairs/replacement units.
  • Adjusted and repaired systems to meet manufactures' performance specifications.
  • Fabricated and machined any necessary parts for other technicians.
  • Maintain accurate records for warranty and invoicing when necessary.
  • Prepare and report daily personnel accountability to the supervisor.
  • Completed and Authorized Vacuum/Pneumatic truck inspections along with equipment.
  • Welded and mounted according to warehouse operator safety requirements.
  • Used oxyacetylene and electrical welding equipment to make repairs.
  • Provided Preventive Maintenance on refuse equipment and compactors.
  • Repair and replacement of heavy vehicle suspension components.
  • Perform complete engine overhauls to factory specifications.
  • Perform warranty repairs and manufacturer recall repairs.
  • Handled communications with state inspectors and contractors.
  • Maintain accurate service and warranty documentation.
  • Attend manufacturer training when available.
  • Cut laterals in sewer pipelines after installation of liner; grout cracks, and holes in boxes, and water tanks.
  • Shared best practices and lessons learned with EH&S counterparts through regular site updates during monthly calls and annual meetings.
  • View all open job orders daily, and give guidance to the maintenance personnel on the required action for each job.

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38. Customer Vehicles

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Here's how Customer Vehicles is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Perform oil fluid changes maintenance services on customer vehicles.
  • Perform minor to intermediate repairs on customer vehicles.
  • Performed diagnostics on customer vehicles and recommend repairs based on customer complaints and factory required services.
  • Performed necessary services on customer vehicles as needed or required to dealership and customer standards.
  • Service customer vehicles to manufacturers specifications, as per work order and my recommendations.
  • Performed routine maintenance and repair on customer vehicles, performed vehicle safety inspections.

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39. CDL

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Here's how CDL is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Obtained CDL to allow the company to offer pickup and return of vehicles needing repair.
  • Utilized Class-B CDL to pick trucks up and also deliver back after completion.
  • Completed ASE certifications, CDL training, and the Academy Supervisor training
  • Acquired and maintained a Class B CDL with a passenger endorsement.
  • Acquired an Arizona state Class B drivers license (CDL).
  • Position requires a valid CDL.

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40. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Open and close out work orders on AS-400 system charge out parts complete inventory as well as monthly OSHA safety checks.
  • Responded to IOSHA employee complaint notifications to IOSHA's satisfaction, resulting in no further action.
  • Assured that all OSHA standards, and shop safety precautions were followed while performing vehicle maintenance.
  • Assured all OSHA codes are observed and followed in daily shop operations.
  • Cleaned and maintained the shop in compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Involved in IOSHA general inspection, reducing resulting fines from $3250.00 to $1435.00.

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41. Electrical Diagnostics

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Here's how Electrical Diagnostics is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed electrical diagnostics on engines, ABS, and body control on all International truck models.
  • Perform advanced electrical diagnostics for check engine lights, abs, and more PDI's and truck PM's.
  • Performed electrical diagnostics using Detroit Diesel Computer software.
  • Preformed major and minor electrical diagnostics and repairs.
  • Picked up on electrical diagnostics extremely quickly and proceeded to help others in the shop perform their diagnostics.
  • Conduct fuel and electrical diagnostics as well as hydraulic and pneumatic with limited supervision.

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42. Air Lines

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Here's how Air Lines is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Checked air lines and associated components.
  • Repair roofs, lights, wheel seals, brakes and air lines Replace airbags Dismount and mount tires Inspections and oil change
  • Serviced trucks and trailers to DOT specs by keeping lights, brakes, air lines and valves maintained.
  • Repaired and replaced air lines.

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43. Tractor Trailers

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Here's how Tractor Trailers is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Performed Annual DOT Inspections on Tractor trailers.
  • Performed maintenance and repairs on tractor trailers, mostly Volvo Performed road calls and assisted customers with setting up towing services
  • Worked as a Troubleshooter; diagnosed and repaired mechanical/electrical components of tractor trailers
  • Provided routine maintenance on tractor trailers alongside other heavy equipment.
  • Diagnosed and repaired electrical problems on tractor trailers.
  • Perform emergency roadside assistance to tractor trailers.

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44. Mechanical Repairs

low Demand
Here's how Mechanical Repairs is used in Truck Technician 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.
  • Performed any and all mechanical repairs on the City of Phoenix Valley Metro Buses, and Dial a Ride fleet.
  • Carry out all major mechanical repairs when needed.
  • Major Accomplishments Ended the outsourcing of mechanical repairs to 3rd party vendors therefore increasing company profits.

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45. Necessary Repairs

low Demand
Here's how Necessary Repairs is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Identified and ordered required service parts for necessary repairs.
  • Inspected all used cars for safety and made any necessary repairs.
  • Worked with aftermarket warranty groups presenting diagnostic findings and repair estimates to establish authorizations for necessary repairs.
  • Perform all services and necessary repairs within manufacturer specifications and Sears Automotive guidelines.
  • Communicated with customers and explain problems, necessary repairs, and recommended maintenance.
  • Examined vehicles and conferred with customers to determine malfunction and necessary repairs.

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46. Brake Systems

low Demand
Here's how Brake Systems is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose mechanical issues with engine, transmission, air brake systems and repair as needed.
  • Trouble shoot ABS brake systems and traction control using hand held computers.
  • Replace wheel cylinders, brake calibers, and bleed brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Air Brake systems.
  • Perform services on Brake Systems such as antilock brake systems.
  • Performed complete service on air brake systems.

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47. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Interpret vendor supplied wiring, plumbing and mechanical schematics/diagrams for incorporation into up-fitter work order.
  • Work included up-fitting Homeland Security, Border Patrol and various undercover law enforcement vehicles.
  • Trained engineers to work concurrently within inter-departmental teams, improving effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Answered customer questions regarding warranty coverage and deductibles on their vehicle.
  • Perform Preventive maintenance and repairs on electrical/electronic, pneumatic systems.
  • Scheduled and unscheduled services of engine and transmission components.
  • Assist with transporting equipment or materials to appropriate destination.
  • Assessed inventory and ordered equipment and parts when necessary.
  • Reported damaged or malfunctioning equipment to company mechanics.
  • Received Ford Chrysler Training and certifications.
  • Fuel injectors/injector cups -Cylinder head valve adjustments
  • Re-introduced use of standardized components.
  • Moved to commercial truck center where responsible for diesel engine service and repair and transmission service and repair including Allison units.
  • Served as service department training officer responsible for enrolling technicians in various schools from Detroit, GMC, & Isuzu.
  • Modified GMC T-7500 and Isuzu W3500 chassis for dual steer setup for further conversion by Schwartz Industries into sweeper vehicles.
  • Experience in the use and application of electronic software strong communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Perform Pennsylvania state safety and emissions inspections on passenger vehicles, light trucks, and medium duty trucks.
  • Communicated and followed the most current JHA's and JSA's (Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis).
  • Viewed and recorded engine perimeters systems with TECH I, TECH II and snap-on hand held diagnosis tools.
  • Performed all tasks and duties related to repairing and maintaining heavy trucks and equipment at an OEM dealership

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48. Exhaust Systems

low Demand
Here's how Exhaust Systems is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Installed exhaust systems both Diesel & Gas.
  • Carry out automotive diagnostics and repairs Perform alignments Complete Utah safety inspections Diagnose and correct wiring problems Repair and install exhaust systems
  • Carry out automotive diagnostics and repairs Diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning Diagnose and correct wiring problems Repair and install exhaust systems
  • Diagnosed general automotive issues and repaired those issues Completed car alignments Installed custom exhaust systems Handled cash and credit transactions
  • Install aftermarket and custom performance intake and exhaust systems per customer specifications.
  • Constructed and installed automotive exhaust systems.

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49. DOT

low Demand
Here's how DOT is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Examined equipment to verify all operating systems were within DOT specifications.
  • Performed BIT and DOT inspection in order to keep the trucks in the accounts assigned in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Perform DOT and Pennsylvania safety inspections as well as emissions inspections on all automotive vehicles and trucks.
  • Performed 90 day DOT inspections and minor repairs on heavy truck support fleet.
  • Performed DOT certified inspections and services on class 8 trucks and trailers.
  • Perform DOT inspections on equipment, keep records maintained properly on equipment.
  • Perform maintenance and DOT inspections * Assigned work to all shop personnel
  • Dot Certified in FHWA inspections and air brakes.
  • Performed DOT inspections on trucks and trailers.
  • DOT inspections and safety lane inspections.
  • Perform BIT, PDI and DOT inspections.
  • Full PM's with DOT's.
  • Sole owner and operator of Byron Baker Fleet Services * Repaired and serviced trucks including DOT inspections
  • Perform Scheduled Maintenance on all Fleet Vehicles Perform DOT Safety Inspections Troubleshoot and Repair Trucks and Trailers Service and Maintain Fleet
  • Dot inspections , upsale needed repairs, communicate with customers well.Complete all paperwork .

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50. PTO

low Demand
Here's how PTO is used in Truck Technician jobs:
  • Maintained shop laptop with correct diagnostic software and kept track of all software licenses.
  • Completed repairs, diagnosed faults and set parameters using computer diagnostics link-up and laptop.
  • Experience in laptop use with ECM communication for diagnostic repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Trouble shoot engine codes and symptoms related to egr problems and driver complaints of vehicle performance and handling issues.
  • Install transmission mounted pto's, pumps and clutch pumps.
  • Communicated with Customers regarding vehicle symptoms and initiated work orders with the technician.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Truck Technician

Diesel Engines14.4%
Important Parts12%
Electrical Diagnosis7.9%
Preventative Maintenance6.8%
Computer Diagnostics6.6%
Electrical Systems6.5%
Fleet Vehicles6.3%
Automatic Transmissions5.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Truck Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Diesel Engines
Diesel Engines
11%
11%
2
2
Important Parts
Important Parts
9.1%
9.1%
3
3
Electrical Diagnosis
Electrical Diagnosis
6.1%
6.1%
4
4
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
5.2%
5.2%
5
5
Computer Diagnostics
Computer Diagnostics
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
5%
5%
7
7
Fleet Vehicles
Fleet Vehicles
4.8%
4.8%
8
8
Automatic Transmissions
Automatic Transmissions
4.5%
4.5%
9
9
Cummins
Cummins
4.5%
4.5%
10
10
A/C
A/C
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Engine Repair
Engine Repair
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Oil Changes
Oil Changes
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
2%
2%
16
16
Freightliner
Freightliner
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Hvac
Hvac
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
ASE
ASE
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Volvo
Volvo
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Drive Trains
Drive Trains
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Service Calls
Service Calls
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Repair Trucks
Repair Trucks
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Hydraulic Systems
Hydraulic Systems
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Wheel Bearings
Wheel Bearings
1%
1%
26
26
Service Truck
Service Truck
1%
1%
27
27
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Road Calls
Road Calls
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Electrical Repairs
Electrical Repairs
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Repair Orders
Repair Orders
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Major Repairs
Major Repairs
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Kenworth
Kenworth
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
MIG
MIG
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Fuel Systems
Fuel Systems
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
AC
AC
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Customer Vehicles
Customer Vehicles
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
CDL
CDL
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Osha
Osha
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Electrical Diagnostics
Electrical Diagnostics
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Air Lines
Air Lines
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Tractor Trailers
Tractor Trailers
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Mechanical Repairs
Mechanical Repairs
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Necessary Repairs
Necessary Repairs
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Brake Systems
Brake Systems
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
R
R
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Exhaust Systems
Exhaust Systems
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
DOT
DOT
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
PTO
PTO
0.5%
0.5%

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