Duncan, South Carolina

Lead Tractor Technician
DUNCAN, SC
Monday-Friday 1:30pm-10:00pm
Position open to remote: No

Who We Are:
At U.S. Xpress, we're proud to have one of the largest, newest and most technologically advanced fleets in the entire nation. But machines don't make our company great. People do- -especially the highly trained problem-solvers who keep these sophisticated machines running at their peak. How we see it, every time you help a delivery arrive on time, you've enabled us to fulfill our word to a customer. That's why we believe you deserve a highly competitive compensation package, including a technician sign-on bonus, boot allowance, and college tuition at no cost to you or your children. So if you're driven to passionately pursue your goals, we're eager to welcome you to our team. Because when we focus our varied talents on reshaping the future of transportation, that's what we call the POWER OF U.S.

Why U.S. Xpress?
Right Role. Right Tools. Right People. We invest in our talent starting on day one. You will be provided with personal and professional development opportunities that complement your interests and encourage you to build a career you're passionate about. Whether it is employee stock options, profit-sharing, 401K, professional development, or our competitive pay, we help prepare you for the future. Be part of an organization that values out-of-the-box thinking and rewards employees for going above and beyond. Curious about the other benefits of working with us? Check out other perks below!
  • Sign On Bonus
  • Full Ashford University Tuition for Employee and Dependents
  • Sponsored ASE Certification
  • Paid OEM Training
  • Boot Allowance
  • Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision

What You'll Do:
Tests, services, and repairs tractors, trailers, engines, and related mechanical components. Serves as leader to other technicians.
  • Make certain all technicians under his lead are working safely.
  • Test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation, ignition, and electronic fuel injection.
  • Disassembles and assembles equipment.
  • Cleans tools and parts.
  • Change tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Discuss problems with other technicians to discover faults, listen to engines, fit and operate special test equipment, and test driver vehicles.
  • Carry out minor body repairs and minor trim repairs.
  • Repair or replace worn and faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear or other small parts; dismantle them and check parts, referring to manuals as necessary.
  • Reassemble, test, clean, and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies; use various instruments to make sure they are working properly and put them back into the vehicle.
  • Tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments, e.g. to carburetors for smoother running.
  • Diagnose, repair, and replace engine management/fuel injection components.
  • Inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For:
Education
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school required.


  • Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience as a diesel mechanic required.
    • Minimum of 5 years of trailer repair and maintenance experience required.
    • A Technical Diploma from an accredited Diesel Technology Program may substitute for 1 year of the required experience.


    Skills/Certifications
    • Ability to work with all shop tools.
    • Technical aptitude.
    • Problem-solving skills.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Teamwork skills.
    • Experience and proficiency in using OEM websites for diagnostics and repairs.
    • Understanding of corporate tire program.
    • Driver's license essential.


    Physical Requirements: while performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently stands, walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel; and reaches with hands and arms.

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time supporting full body weight
    • Ability to walk 1000 feet minimum and change positions frequently
    • Ability to frequently move shoulders with full range of motion in all six planes of movement
    • Ability to reach heights over 72" frequently; ability to crouch to height of 18" frequently
    • Ability to reach and stretch across the midline with full cervical range of motion and bilateral range of motion
    • Ability to use hand tools constantly for extended periods of time
    • Ability to stoop to 30" minimum and kneel to 18" minimum
    • Ability to frequently climb 51' with one 24" step and pull full body weight.
    • Ability to frequently climb stairs 24" without a hand hold rail.
    • Ability to pull self up ladder with 4x17"steps with upper body pull.
    • Ability to constantly go in/out of truck on 51" and one 24" step pulling full body weight.
    • Ability to frequently go up and down ramp.
    • Ability to occasionally push 250 lbs, pull 125 lbs, frequently push/pull 100/50 lbs and constantly push/pull 50/25 lbs.
    • Ability to occasionally carry, lift overhead, high, low and medium lift 51/75 lbs, frequently 50/21 lbs and constantly 20/1 lbs.
    *Must be able to perform all physical requirements with reasonable accommodation.



    Work Environment: this job operates in a well-lit and well-ventilated repair shop environment.

    Work Environment / Physical Requirements-Repair Shop Settings
    The physical requirements for this position match the needs of a well-lit and well-ventilated repair shop environment. Candidates for this role should be able to stand or walk for long periods of time, extensively work with their hands, and communicate verbally with their teammates. This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected for this position. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities.Employees performing this job may be asked to perform other duties as required and the responsibilities of the position may change. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    U.S. Xpress is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce.

    Duncan, South Carolina

    As one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, U.S. Xpress offers transportation and logistics services and a wide range of rewarding career opportunities across the country.

    U.S. Xpress also places a high value on the experience, commitment and work ethic of veterans. We offer programs just for military veterans, including our Apprenticeship Program that helps truck drivers, driver managers, and diesel technicians earn more while receiving on-the-job training. By joining the U.S. Xpress team, former members of the Armed Services can jump start their new career in one of the most secure industries in our economy – transportation. Plus, we provide some of the best benefits around, including medical coverage on your first day of employment, dental, vision, a 401(k) savings plan, employee stock purchasing, tuition reimbursement for office team members, and college at no cost to drivers, diesel technicians, and their children.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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