Diesel Mechanic at Rural King

Rural King
Pikeville, KY 41501

Job Title: Diesel Mechanic

Reports To: Maintenance Manager

Job Location: Pikeville, Ky


Job Summary: Maintains diesel equipment operation by completing inspections and preventative maintenance requirements, correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and alignments; keeping records.

Job Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventative maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades
  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts or systems, such as power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics, completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches and traction units.
  • Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing and painting 
  • Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventative maintenance; calling for repairs
  • Contains cost by using warranty, evaluating service and parts options
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, verifying receipt
  • Enhance maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and difference requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree or diploma in diesel mechanic or automotive engineering or any other related field not required but perferred
  • Experience in Internal Engines, DEF Systems and Diagnostics Required
  • 2 + years of experience working as a diesel mechanic
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities 
  • Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills  
  • Awareness of operational safety requirements and ability to apply and follow procedures and requirements per regulatory bodies 
  • Ability to detect technical malfunctions in machines
  • Sound understanding of using all repair tools, equipment and testing machinery

Physical Requirements:

  • Good visual acuity and the ability to communicate 
  • Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

Machines and Equipment Used:

  • Basic Computer Skills and Diagnostic Software
  • Tools
  • Electronic Logging Devices such as Peoplenet