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Diesel Technician/Mechanic - Mobile Refrigeration (Thermo-King/Carrier)

Company Name:
Penske
Position Summary:
A Penske Refrigeration Technician will diagnose, overhaul, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment with the primary focus on all refridgeration unit maintenance equipment designed for commercial trucks and trailers. A Penske Technician I will diagnose, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: Engines (gas and diesel), Electrical/Brake/Cooling Systems, Transmissions (manual and automatic), Clutches, Differentials/Power dividers, PTO systems, Starters/Alternators, Refrigeration systems, Air conditioning systems (including cold and hot units), Fan clutches, Engine electronics (gas/diesel), Power steering systems, and Steering gear box (manual and power).
This position is 3rd shift, Monday-Friday, 10:00pm - 6:30am. This position could be in Wixom or Plymouth, MI
Major Responsibilities:
-Perform all levels of maintenance services, with the primary focus on all refridgeration unit such as Carrier and/or Thermo King commercial refrigeration equipment designed for commercial trucks and trailers.
-Be able to test lines, components, and connections using electrical, mechanical and pneumatic test equipment
-Read complex schematics associated with the refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
-Identify warrantable repairs and document on repair order
-Maintain work area appearance and safety
-Road test vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
-Perform duties with little or no supervision and in a timely and efficient manner
-Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
-Provide additional support regarding preventative maintenance and tractor trailer maintenance as required by location management
-Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.Perform duties with little or no supervision and in a timely and efficient manner - Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
- Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
- Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
- Adjust and replace brake, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
- Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
- Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
- Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
- Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
- Specialize in repairing and troubleshooting of major components such as engine, transmissions and differentials, to include replacing complete assemblies, turbochargers, fuel system components etc.
- Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications:
-6 years practical experience with tractor trailer maintenance required
-High school diploma or equivalent required
-Vocational/Technical or certification preferred
-Specialized training and experience in the overhaul of refridgeration components required
-ASE Certification preferred
-608/609 certifications preferred
-Proficiency in the use of all necessary tools of trade required
-Current CDL license with air brake certification preferred
-Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required
-Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment is required
-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required
-The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25lbs/12kg, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture among Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more about the company and its products and services.
Penske is an Equal Opporunity Employer
Company Description:
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, PA, is a joint venture among Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Thousands of associates exceed the expectations of our customers, enabling us to address transportation and logistics challenges facing individuals, small companies and complex multinational organizations. Wherever you need to go, we'll help you get there.

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