Overview and Responsibilities
The Diesel Truck Mechanic is responsible for repairs and maintenance of Chippewa Valley Technical College’s fleet of vehicles and powered equipment as well as the overall shop, including safety and cleanliness. This position reports to Dean of Agriculture, Energy, and Transportation, with work direction provided by the Dean and program faculty.
- Repair and maintain fleet of semi tractors and trailers and other vehicles and equipment (e.g., buses, police cars, fire trucks, lawn mowers, tractors, electrical utility vehicles).
- Establish and maintain a preventative maintenance program.
- Maintain Department of Transportation (DOT) and preventive maintenance equipment records.
- Prioritize and schedule fleet repairs and maintenance.
- Order and maintain an inventory of required parts and supplies.
- Maintain shop cleanliness and safety.
- Provide work direction to work-study and part-time mechanics.
- May be required to respond to road service calls.
- Must use own tools, CVTC provides some heavy duty and specialized tools.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to diagnose issues and repair diesel and gas engines and drive lines; electrical and electronic systems; air and hydraulic brakes; and air conditioning systems.
- Ability to use computer diagnostic tools to identify issues.
- Ability to assist with evaluation of equipment and purchasing of replacement vehicles.
- Ability to prioritize and complete projects/tasks in a timely manner.
- Basic welding skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
- Minimum of five years of experience as a diesel truck mechanic.
- Two-year technical diploma in Diesel Truck Technician preferred.
- Experience with hydraulic maintenance preferred.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Auto Service Excellence (ASE) certification preferred.
- Must possess and maintain a current and valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Employment offer and continued employment is contingent upon negative DOT drug test(s) and acceptable driving record.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentive
- Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
- 457(b) deferred compensation plan
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
- Paid holidays
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
- Professional development
Generally, with the exception of tuition reimbursement, benefits eligibility begins on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period).
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711