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Vehicle Technician Trainee/Intern Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Vehicle Technician Trainee/Intern

Rumpke Of Ohio Inc - Columbus, OH

Posted: 1/6/2021 - Expires: 4/6/2021

Job ID: 223286684

Job Description

Intern Service Technicians are responsible for performing repairs and preventive maintenance on the vehicle fleet to ensure our trucks are safe on the road.  This position routinely requires moderate to extreme physical exertion and may require prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, and working in awkward positions.  Intern service technicians are exposed to extreme weather conditions and shop environment, as well as traffic during road calls.  The hours will be part time never to exceed 29 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties

Perform repair and maintenance of fleet vehicles in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.

Inspect, lubricate, and service vehicles and equipment.

Check, fill, and/or change appropriate fluids for all vehicle parts and check/change filters.

Inspect, vehicle support systems, such as electrical, air, and brake systems.

Identify and perform repairs and adjustments to various components and operating systems on the vehicles, equipment or related components.

Ensure all safety devices on vehicles are in good working order.

Assist senior experienced technicians with repairs, maintenance assignments and adjustments.

Perform routine housekeeping duties related tools, materials, shop and work areas.

Professional interaction with internal and external customers.

Perform required administrative duties when necessary, such as cycle counts, parts requisitions, warranties, etc.

May assist in other areas of the vehicle maintenance shop as needed.

Maintain accurate records (time, repair orders and parts usage) on computer.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in awkward positions and tight areas).

Must be able to lift weights exceeding 50 pounds.

Good mechanical aptitude with basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Current enrollment in a technical program and in good attendance/grade standing.

Experience with diesel powered vehicles preferred.

Ability to safely drive vehicles in and out of service area.

General knowledge of truck components and systems.

Ability to work in all weather conditions.

Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.

Familiarity with using a computer.

Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

Minimum Qualifications

Legally eligible to work in the United States.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have at least a valid driver’s license.

Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.

Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.

Work Environment

Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair facility.

Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.

Exposure to residential and commercial waste.

Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while performing road calls.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required.  It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned.  Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Part Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
No school grade completed
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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