Trailer Mechanic Job Description

A trailer mechanic is an individual who repairs trailers.

Trailer mechanics are trained to service and repair trailers, such as those towing heavy loads.

Mechanics are often specialized in one area, such as trailer brakes or axles, and their work requires them to have a license or certification.

Many states require all trailer mechanics to be licensed.

States may place restrictions on the type of trailer a mechanic can work on or the type of parts they can use.

Many states also place restrictions on the hours that a mechanic can work, requiring them to be off duty for a certain number of hours after working on a trailer.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a qualified trailer mechanic to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience repairing and maintaining trailers of all types. They will be able to troubleshoot problems quickly and effectively and have a strong commitment to safety. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for trailer maintenance, we want to hear from you!

Trailer Mechanic Duties:

  • Perform maintenance on truck chassis, trailers and associated equipment
  • Diagnose and repair truck chassis and related equipment
  • Maintain and repair equipment
  • Proactively identify and report equipment failures
  • Maintain equipment inventory
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Assist with the transfer of trailers

Trailer Mechanic Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute repair strategies on trailers; test and diagnose problems, and complete work orders on OTR, flatbed, towable, and intermodal trailers
  • Communicate with drivers about repairs, updates, and improvements to help increase vehicle utilization and fuel economy, and handle customer complaints and negotiate resolutions
  • Complete routine repairs, replacing gaskets, seals, and fluids as necessary
  • Perform routine maintenance on the vehicles and trailers, including oil changes, tire and brake inspections, and fluid and chassis checks
  • Maintain inventory of parts and supplies, and ensure warranty and service records are properly filed
  • Conduct vehicle/trailer safety inspections, and inspect storage facilities

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven experience as a certified or licensed mechanic with trailers
  • Ability to diagnose and repair trailer, hitching, and vehicle electrical problems
  • Ability to perform or coordinate routine maintenance on trailers, hitches, and vehicles
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Pro

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong, successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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