Heavy Truck Tech

Portsmouth, OH


Maintains heavy and medium equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements; correcting vehicle deficiencies, making adjustments and alignments.

General Expectations

  • Devote himself/herself to insuring satisfaction to customers.

  • Determine management, production and quality requirements by asking questions and listening.

  • Attend company meetings as required.

  • Maintain a follow-up system that encourages follow through with assigned projects.

  • Establish personal performance goals that are consistent with company standards of productivity and devise a strategy to meet those goals.

  • Review and analyze actions at the end of each day, week, month, and year to determine how to better utilize time and plans more effectively.

  • Understand the terminology of the business and keep abreast of technology changes in products and services.

  • Know and understand the federal, state and local requirements which govern the company’s business.

  • Follow lawful directions from supervisors.

  • Understand and follow work rules and procedures.

  • Participate in performance management.

  • Interact well with others and be a positive influence on employee morale.

  • Uphold the company’s non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements.

Job-Specific Expectations

  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.

  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, welding equipment, jacks and hoists.

  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists, jack stands and hand tools.

  • Operate and inspect heavy trucks and equipment to diagnose defects.

  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications.

  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.

  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprint and technical drawings.

  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.

  • Fit bearings and adjust, repair or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.

  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.

  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear using micrometers and gauges.

  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings and other important parts to ensure that they are in safe and proper operating condition.

  • Adjust brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws and reassemble equipment.

  • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.

  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts and specified safety devices.

  • Attach test instruments to equipment and read dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.



  • High School diploma or GED

  • Lifting, Dependability, Independence, Problem Solving and analyzing information.

  • Troubleshooting

  • Equipment maintenance

Physical Requirements

  • Standing and/or sitting on a regular basis

  • Lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling and/or squatting on a regular basis.