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Tire Technician (Level 1 Mechanic)

Vehicle Tire Technicians are responsible for maintaining the tires of the vehicle fleet. This position routinely requires moderate to extreme physical exertion and may require prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, and squatting. Vehicle tire technicians are exposed to extreme weather conditions and shop environment, as well as traffic during road calls. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains tires of fleet vehicles in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Inspects fleet vehicle tires, wheels, and related components per company maintenance schedules.
  • Identifies and replaces work tires, wheels, and related components.
  • Mounts and dismounts tires.
  • Performs tire-related roadside replacement.
  • Maintains and secures tire inventory and tire equipment to ensure safe working order.
  • Performs routine housekeeping duties related to tire inventory, tools, shop and work areas.
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • May assist in other areas of the vehicle maintenance shop as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records (time, repair orders and parts usage) on computer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling and climbing).
  • Good mechanical aptitude with basic knowledge of tire repair and replacement.
  • Six months or more related experience. Current TIA certification preferred or willingness and ability to obtain from internal training during employment.
  • Tire service experience with experience with heavy tandem-axle vehicle wheels and tires preferred.
  • General knowledge of components of truck wheels and tires.
  • Ability to move, stack, and store wheels, tires and other heavy components alone or with the aid of equipment.
  • Must be able to use torque and impact wrenches.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Must possess necessary tools to perform assigned tasks.
  • Familiarity with using a computer.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have at least a valid driver s license, CDL preferred.
  • A valid DOT medical card or able to obtain prior to hire, preferred.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair facility.
  • Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while performing road calls.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.



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