SpartanNash Journeyman Mechanic (2nd Shift) in Lima, Ohio

Position Summary

Responsible to inspect, diagnose and perform preventive and corrective maintenance and repair of diesel semi trucks and trailers. Ensure compliance with company safety policies and procedures as well as legal regulations. May assist lesser experienced mechanics with basic preventative maintenance as necessary.

Minimum Requirements


Trade School Graduate (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

Heavy Duty Master Mechanic (Preferred)

Job Experience

One year diesel mechanic experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Heavy Duty certifications preferred in any of the following; HD Brakes, Suspension, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Diesel Engine repair and 608 Certification.

Valid commercial driver's license, Class A (Class B will be considered) with brake endorsement and good driving record. Must pass DOT physical examination and subject to periodic random alcohol and drug test.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Responsible for semi trucks and trailers preventative and corrective maintenance and repair in a safe, efficient, timely and cost-effective manner to include, but not limited to overhaul and repair of engines, transmissions, cooling systems, steering systems, air systems, trailer refrigeration system or any other system used on heavy duty tractor/trailer trucks.

Perform routine inspection and diagnose failure of tractors/trailers and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts. Identify and employ proper procedure of troubleshooting to determine when parts need replacement and when repairs are necessary.

Complete related maintenance documentation including work orders, test reports, parts inventory and order logs, etc.

Prepare and/or complete DOT inspections and related paperwork/documentation accurately and timely.

Apply technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as written diagrams, manufactures' manuals, etc.

Mentor and train less experienced mechanics on company procedures and tractor/trailer repairs and maintenance.

Maintain a safe work environment and ensure workspace is clean and organized.

Responsible for the adherence of all safety and environmental policies and procedures.

Maintain current knowledge of regulations and laws within assigned area (i.e. DOT, OSHA, EPA, etc.) to ensure company compliance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Proficiency in the use of mechanical tools required. Must have required mechanical tools to perform any of the Heavy Duty master mechanic certifications. Must be able to listen to and visually inspect equipment in order to diagnose maintenance needs. Ability to read schematics. Must be able to safely drive required equipment. Must be able to weld and possess advanced knowledge of diesel mechanics equipment. Repair diagnostics of trailer refrigeration systems a plus. Proficient computer skills. Good communication skills, written and verbal, to communicate and/or document maintenance needs and status of projects. Good organization and prioritization skills. Working knowledge of OSHA and DOT standards, regulations and requirements.

Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled. Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others. Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines. Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely. Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must frequently sit, walk and stand, use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls, and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds with assistance as needed. While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and frequently exposed to changes in temperature and humidity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Employees must be able to work weekends, holidays, days and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the condition specified for 8-10 hours shift.


Tools required to perform Heavy Duty Mechanics (i.e., brakes, suspension, electrical, heating and air conditioning, diesel engine repair, refrigeration, etc.

Mechanical tools to include hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches and power tool such a pneumatic, wrenches, socket sets, etc.

NOTE: This position is only located at the SpartanNash Distribution Center in Lima, Ohio.

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