Heavy Duty Service Technician

Date Posted:

Friday, February 2, 2018


Vehicle Maintenance


$37,960 - $44,158/annually DOQ


7:00 am - 3:30 pm


Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities

Diagnoses vehicle problems related to pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical failure, including repairing or replacing engines, fuel systems, electronic engine controls, electrical systems, brake systems, HVAC systems, computer systems, drive trains, differentials, hydraulics, gear boxes, etc. within manufacturers guidelines to ensure overall quality and safety at all times. 

Repairs vehicle problems based on diagnosis. 

Performs preventative maintenance and routine inspections in accordance with regulations; makes repairs if necessary, including changing oil, lubricating, replacing hoses and belts, replacing brakes, checking lights, and tuning engines. 

Researches most “cost effective” way to replace or repair problem(s). 

Informs supervisor and documents findings and/or repairs. 

Maintains clean and safe working conditions per Town and OSHA regulations. 

Communicates with various drivers and/or operators to understand vehicle or equipment failures. 

Orders appropriate parts and supplies to correctly fix repairs. 

Documents and maintains invoices and work orders for future reference. 

Performs test drive on trucks and equipment to verify repairs were done properly.

(CDL needed/required to test drive 26,001 + GVRW) 

May be required to perform welding and fabrication work including stainless pipe welding work, aluminum welding, etc.

Attends training, workshops, meetings, etc., as appropriate to maintain or enhance job knowledge and skills.

Receives and/or reviews a variety of records and reports such as invoice, driver / operator request, service / parts manual, work order history, schematics, etc. 

Prepares and/or processes a variety of documentation such as work orders, credits, invoices, purchase orders, part drawings, etc. 

Refers to vehicle general information, service manuals, service bulletins, Internet, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc. 

Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and machinery such as specialize/construction equipment, overhead crane, forklift, pressure washer, computer, test equipment, etc. 

Uses a variety of tools such as hand tools, pneumatic tools, jack / jack stands, chemicals, welders, portable truck lifts, etc.; a variety of supplies such as rags, replacement parts, general office supplies, etc.; and a variety of diagnostic equipment/software such as Snap-On, IDS, ISIS, VCAD, Insight, Internet Explorer, etc.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as Fleet Maintenance Manager, other Town employees, sales representatives, coworkers, parts people, and the general public.

Transports vehicles and/or equipment from the yard to the shop.

Cleans or pressure wash systems before service or repair. 

Performs part pick ups. 

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, prefer a technical college diploma, supplemented by five (5+) plus years of continuous experience in heavy trucks and equipment repair, diesel engines used in power generation and agricultural machinery repair and working with electrical diagnostic equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Must have experience with hydraulics and pneumatics. May require possession of a commercial driver’s license (A, B, or C with specific endorsements).


Desirable Training and Experience



Health insurance

Dental insurance

Life insurance

South Carolina Retirement Systems

401k (deferred compensation)

457 (deferred compensation)

Section 125 (cafeteria plan)

Vacation leave

Sick leave

Holiday leave (12 observed)

Direct deposit

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