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DATE ADDED: Tue 02/10/2018

Mechanic (Diesel) 2Nd Shift

Houston, USA


Job Description


Position: Mechanic (Q01)


Need for a highly motivated Mechanic who will be in charge of maintaining and repairing tractors and forklifts for a major national trucking fleet.

This position is within the Central Freight Lines, Maintenance Department. This position will have upward mobility for those interested in diesel engine and forklift maintenance and repair. The position is a full time and hourly. Hours can vary based on seasonality and terminals volume. This position has different shift availabilities and will be required to work weekends.

Responsibilities and Duties:

 Perform diagnosis, repair, maintenance of fleet

 Keep equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance PM schedules including changing oil, tires, brakes, lights, and filters.

 Respond to road calls as needed

 Check tire pressure and tread depth on all trucks and trailers daily

 Review Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) on a daily basis to determine units that may need inspection for repairs and maintenance

 Assist Central Freight Lead Mechanics in repairs and maintenance

 Ability to recognized wear and damaged parts

 Cleaning of Tractors and Trailers

 Maintain equipment vehicle records by annotating services and repairs on CFL computer system

 Document work order details within the Company’s internal order and billing program

 Maintain shop and work area in a neat and organized condition in support of staff and terminal safety. Use effective interpersonal skills to maintain positive working relationships with team members, all Central Freight Lines personnel and external vendors.

 Contribute to the goals of the shop, leadership team, and Company as a whole

 Utilize appropriate resources, such as the parts manual and computer, service bulletins and other resources to research problems, determine most effective and efficient method for repair and locate parts

 Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and take appropriate actions, recommend process changes, and initiate improvements

 Be a positive role model for all team members providing support and enthusiasm - creating a professional, positive work environment.

 Implement the safety culture of Central Freight Lines, Inc. while ensuring the adherence of safe work practices and procedures.

 Diesel mechanic tools will be required to be owned by employee. Central Freight Lines does NOT provide all tool

NOTE: This job description should not be construed to imply these requirements are the exclusive standards to the position. Employee will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by the immediate supervisor or leadership team.

Physical Requirements:

 Heavy lifting is required since tires, tools, and parts can weigh in excess of 100 lbs.

 Walk, lift, reach, stoop, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel, and crouch for extended periods of time


 Visually inspect small defects and/or small parts

 Operate machines, motor vehicles, hand tools, and job specific equipment and tools

 Determine the accuracy and thoroughness of work

 Demonstrate the ability to hear and accurately interpret mechanical, technical and business information in an environment subject to noise, vibrations, etc.

 Perform all work safely in a fast-paced work environment.


 A high school diploma or GED is preferred

 Must have three years of mechanic experience on heavy duty trucks and forklifts

 Must have Valid Driver’s license- CDL license preferred 

 Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including heavy work with exposure to inclement weather conditions for prolonged periods of time.

 Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check

 Must be authorized to work in the United States


 On the Job training Provided

 401K

 Tool allowance or stipend

Health, Life, Dental Insurance

Company Description
Central Freight Lines has a rich history of providing transportation to emerging businesses and Fortune 500 industry leaders since 1925. CFL has sustainability. financial strength and an infrastructure designed to intelligently support the logistical needs of North America's largest manufacturing, retail and distribution enterprises.

Central Freight Lines was awarded the Natural Gas Vehicle Achievement Award. Central was recognized as a national innovator, early adapter and outstanding leader with vision to advance natural gas as a vehicular fuel. CFL was selected as on of the TOP 50 GREEN FLEETS IN AMERICA.

Our founder Mr. W. W. Callan was inducted into the Transportation Hall of Honor by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. His selection was based on his leadership contribution to the Texas Transportation System, which is recognized as one of the finest multimodal transportation systems in the world.

Today Central Freight operates 82 terminals located throughout the United States.

Role: Mechanic (Diesel) 2nd shift
Job Type:
Location: Houston,

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