Job Title:

Trailer Technician III

Job Division:
TransTechs - Trailer Technician
Posting #:

Job Summary:

Trailer Technician 

Irving, TX


Shift: Tues-Sat 3:30pm-12:00am
Pay: $19 – $24 per hour, depending on experience


Trailer Technician Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Perform in-depth diagnostics and repairs to brakes, suspension, air system, lighting system, suspension and all body panels etc.
  • Have advanced welding skills.
  • Tests, services, and repairs trailers and related mechanical components.
  • Accurately complete DOT forms and all other forms of documentation in timely fashion.
  • May require diagnosing complex mechanical, refrigerant, and electrical problems related to all Reefer systems (single & multi-temp), including engine, cooling, heating and on board computer modules.
  • Repairs and diagnostics on starting and charging system, complex cooling and re-charge, and electrical including common fault codes.
  • Repairs include performing leak detection procedures, compressor replacements, rebuilding throttling valves, soldering refrigerant lines, evaporator/condenser replacements and front main engine seal replacements.
  • Identify and obtain necessary replacement parts as needed to execute repairs.
  • Must be consistently capable of independently analyzing and safely resolving mechanical problems
  • Proficient, in body repairs and panel repairs on trailers. 
  • Pull trailers in and out of shop using yard jockey before and after repairs.
  • Accurately complete DOT forms and all other forms of documentation in timely fashion.
  • Pull trailers in and out of shop using a yard jockey before and after repairs.
  • Perform basic or minor repairs and inspections on brakes, tires, wiring etc.
  • Perform basic and routine preventative maintenance on tractors and trailers
  • Check vehicle fluids; transmission, oil, windshield wiper, antifreeze, etc.
  • Change vehicle tires
  • Grease mechanical parts
  • Clean and maintain work area on a daily basis.
  • Maintain a high productivity level and complete jobs within or better than SRT times.



Trailer Technician Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of working on trailers required.
  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus.
  • Meritor/Bendix and tandem assembly certification preferred.
  • DOT and Brake Certifications required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Must provide own hand tools adequate to perform job functions.