Mechanic III

Riverside Transport, Inc . • Kansas City, KS 66101

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Job Description


Repairs and maintains diesel, trucks by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Reads job order and observes and listens to truck in operation to determine malfunction and to plan work procedures


 Able to prefer basic PM Service as well as attend to major oil leaks and replace water pump


Examines clutches, engine accessories, suspensions


Able to replace injectors


Knowledgeable of body control system


Aligns front wheels, changes or recharges batteries, and replaces transmissions and other parts.


Mount and dismount tires, replace brakes, drums and wheel seals


Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks, and makes adjustments.


Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired truck to verify conformance to specifications.


Fabricates special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings.




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; ASE Diesel Certification, or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required:

·         To stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. 

·         The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.

·         The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. 

·         Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Moving and handling oily parts.


·         The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places.


·         The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration.


·         The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:


·         1-2 years? experience as a Diesel Mechanic

·         Valid CDL License

·         ASE Diesel Certification an asset

Company Description

Riverside Transport was founded in the fall of 1993 with 10 Owner Operators, 20 Trailers, and a philosophy that still holds true today. ?Our vision is to be the top performer in all that we do.? We strive to be a top employer, provide superior service to our customers, and earn corporate respect from our competitors, so that we can be the company that everyone looks up to. Our 18 year history is proof that we are here to stay and can provide a stable partnership for our employees and customers. Today Riverside Transport operates over 1300 pieces of equipment and employs close to 500 people. We have Operation terminals in Kansas City, KS, Owensboro, KY and Neenah, WI. Our freight network ranges from Over the Road Long Haul, Short haul Regional, Local, and Dedicated. We have one of the most innovative Lease Purchase Programs in the industry, where payments are structured so that a driver can always get a paycheck, even while on time off. We also have a solid core of Owner Operators, who pride themselves with carrying RTI?s banner.


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