Bridgestone Americas

Truck Technician "A"

Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred
High School
Requisition ID
Posted Date
Automotive Technician


Truck PM Plus is a part of the GCR Tires & Service network and is one of the nation’s largest full service tire companies. Our extensive network of tire stores provides greater availability for customers to purchase tires and related services.  GCR Tires & Service is a division of Bridgestone America's Tire Operations (BATO), providing outstanding service from well over 300 locations in 48 US States and Eastern Canada.  GCR Tires & Service has the right mix of service, new tire and re-tread knowledge to ensure the ongoing success of our customers.  Most of our locations also offer 24-hour roadside assistance. We offer a wide variey of passenger, light truck, medium truck, agricultural, industrial and off the road tires from brands such as Bridgestone, Firestone, and many more.


Bridgestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary

Diagnose and repair trucks and equipment to spec, including brake and hydraulic, exhaust systems, steering and suspension.


Job Summary:
Performs complex tractor and trailer repairs following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), completes rebuilds and replacements, performs complex diagnostic work, makes best value decisions to continue to operate and performs technical repairs and/or replacement. Takes a leadership role with other mechanics, can be trusted to extend decision making coverage to off hours or weekends, and provides technical competence and expertise that has an impact on service/shop effectiveness. Can teach and train other levels of mechanics when required. Has understanding of and can instruct in the use of American Trucking Association (ATA) Vehicle Maintenance Reporting System (VMRS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Adjust brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
  2. Align front ends and suspension systems.
  3. Attach test instruments to equipment, and read dials and gauges in order to diagnose malfunctions.
  4. Disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and differential units.
  5. Performs preventive maintenance (PM’s) and federal annual inspections on all equipment including technical repairs and related repair paperwork.
  6. Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  7. Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  8. Inspect, repair, and maintain truck, trailer, and mechanical equipment and accessories such as     pumps and compressors.
  9. Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
  10. Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  11. Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  12. Repair and adjust seats, doors, and windows, and install and repair accessories.
  13. Inspection, diagnostics and repair of electrical systems
  14. Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  15. Specialize in repairing and maintaining parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems.
  16. Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  17. Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments,     as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
  18. Inspection, diagnostics and repair of AC systems

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be the principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.


Education and Experience:

  • 5 years verifiable experience in a truck maintenance facility or 2 years Technical College

Technical Knowledge:

  • Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates effective organizational, reasoning, problem solving abilities and time management skills. Possess evidence of the ability to effectively communicate both orally and written with store personnel, administrative office personnel, and customers. Must be able to handle continuous stressful situations in effective manner.
General Statement: Will be required to work in a stressful environment while maintaining a encouraging attitude towards all customers and employees. Responsible for continuous physical effort, including frequent bending, walking, manipulation of and heavy lifting of equipment.


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