Chicago (University Park), IL Garage Technician Level 1

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Garage Technician, Level I



Job Title: Garage Technician, Level 1,

Department: Dot Transportation Inc. (DTI)

Location: Chicago (University Park), IL

Shift Hours: To Be Determined



· Reports to DTI Leadership

· Executes work under direction or established procedures 90% of the time.

· Works independently setting work schedule priorities 10% of the time.

· Does not supervise others.


Primary Purpose:

Safe and efficient repair and maintenance on company fleet of storage and over the road trailers


Essential Duties:

· Maintain proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of company fleet of trailers.

· Maintain proficiency in all aspects of preventative maintenance procedures on company fleet of trailers.

· Tests, repairs, and/or replaces electrical and lighting components per established procedures.

· Diagnose, repair, and overhaul brake systems per established guidelines.

· Ability to professionally interact with customers, vendors, and other employees regarding equipment repairs and other shop business.

· Completes required paperwork including equipment write-ups, work orders on a daily basis.

· Assists in the compiling and maintaining all documents necessary to comply with the requirements of local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

· Applies lean tools and thinking to identify and eliminate waste

· Follows and applies standard work and work instructions


Occasional Work Performed:

· Temporary assignments in other areas of the garage as needed.


Safety Responsibility:

Assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work location.


Working Conditions:

· Minimal overtime may be required to fulfill responsibilities. No overnight travel expected.

· Extensive standing and/or walking on concrete asphalt in outdoor environment.

· Temperature extremes (Winter Summer working conditions) working in both indoor and outdoor weather conditions as required for maintaining trailers and associated equipment.





· High school diploma or general equivalency degree required.

· Previous experience performing semi-trailer repairs preferred.

· Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred.

· Previous experience performing semi-trailer repairs preferred.

· Good attitude toward work place and fellow employees.

· Demonstrated aptitude in PC / laptop computer skills.

· Excellent verbal, written communication skills including excellent organizational skills.

· Ability to effectively communicate and interact with diverse group of personnel and function as a team player.

· Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.


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