Fleet Mechanic Apprentice

Posted 06 January 2023
Location Oklahoma City, United States of America
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Fleet Mechanic Apprentice

Location: Oklahoma City, OK


Under minimal Supervision, performs maintenance, and repairs to ensure optimum efficiency and safety on all company cars, trucks, cranes, tractors, fork
trucks, trenching equipment, trailers and portable air compressors. This shall include all hydraulically operated equipment and/or devices.

Level of Responsibility:
The apprentice level is a training program consisting of classes, Computer Based Curriculum and on-the-job training to obtain the qualifications to achieve the journey (fully qualified) level of the job. As training is satisfactorily completed and performance meets expectations, the apprentice moves to higher levels of responsibility and correspondingly higher pay until the journey level is achieved.

Primary Duties:
Members in the apprentice program perform duties related to the craft and consistent with their achieved level within the apprentice program which may include the following:

  • Perform Minor Maintenance and Repairs, e.g. Oil Change, Inspections, Hose repairs, etc.

  • Perform minor diagnostics and make recommendations on needed repairs.

  • Assist other mechanics as needed at the assigned location or at the other various facilities.

  • Shuttle vehicle and equipment between the various facilities.

  • Clean or strip vehicles to prepare for auction or to be returned for service. Perform basic shop clean up tasks.

  • Perform wheel and tire repair, including mounting and dismounting.

  • Attend meeting and training classes dealing with both technical and procedural skills.

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to travel throughout company offices or work sites on a frequent basis.

  • May be required to perform duties including bending, stooping, walking, reaching overhead, and lifting up to 50 lbs or more while unloading, moving or stocking parts and supplies.

  • Required to work non-standard work schedules to including rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, on-call and call-outs.

  • Exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • May be required to operate motor vehicle safely in all traffic, weather and light conditions.

  • Must possess a basic set of mechanics tools, including some standard and metric sockets, adjustable wrenches, hammers, some standard combination wrenches, and a basic toolbox to house tools.

  • Maintains or obtain all required certifications (e.g., ASE automotive brakes, ASE or MACS mobile refrigeration, ASE air brakes, ASE preventative maintenance, etc.).

  • Must progress through the apprentice program with in the specified timelines as defined by the apprentice program.

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with DOT certification required within 90 days.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.

  • Ability to understand and comply with company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Ability to understand equipment, systems, and processes.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, following approved work methods and standard testing practices.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite applications.

  • Ability to learn, understand, and follow safety requirements and the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity working with mechanical equipment.

  • Ability to learn, diagnose, and repair automotive and mechanical equipment.

  • Ability to learn and utilize diagnostic equipment (i.e. scanner, digital volt ohm meter, starting, and charging system testers).

  • Ability to learn, read, and interpret electrical vehicle schematics and hydraulic schematics.

  • Ability to develop welding skills to perform minor welds using various types of equipment, as required.

  • Ability to find information using the resources available.

  • Ability to learn and perform inspections, diagnostics, and repairs.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent GED) combined with 2 years successful completion of a High School Automotive Technology program or Certificate of Completion, or High School Diploma (or Equivalent GED) combined with successful completion (Certificate of Completion) of 1 year Automotive Technology program vocational school/college, or 3 years of Auto Mechanic experience.

  • Experience with automotive maintenance and/or routine minor repairs (e.g., oil change, battery replacement, wiper blade replacement, light bulb replacement, etc.).

  • Valid Commercial Drivers License with DOT certification required within 90 days.