• Mechanic Diesel

    Alaska Marine Lines
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    Perform complex mechanical repairs on heavy duty equipment such as high capacity (50+ton) lift trucks, trucks, tractors, power generation sets, loaders, compressors, freight moving equipment and product transfer systems.  This opening is on the swing shift of Tuesday - Friday 2:00pm - 12:30am with a lunch break. This position is a Safety Sensitive position.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Perform duties of a mechanic involved in hands on repairs and maintenance of vehicles/equipment.
    • Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair process and timing.

    • Adjust, repair and/or replace parts in engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes and other equipment.

    • Adjust or repair hydraulic systems and components.

    • Perform scheduled and non-scheduled work to support barge and fleet needs.

    • Record daily repairs in M&R maintenance software.

    • Analyze performance of equipment.

    • Perform field and roads repairs as required.

    • Communicate in writing (email) or verbally over the phone with individuals in remote sites who are attempting to repair equipment

    • Respond and acknowledge repair request and investigate complaints and equipment malfunctions.

    • Have an in-depth understanding of the relationship between PM activities and lowest cost fleet maintenance/operations.

    • Coordinates parts and materials needs to the parts department for non-stock items.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical demands and work environment.



    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
    • 2 year vocational/technical degree in Diesel Technology is preferred

    • Welding certification

    • Experience and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of various types of heavy equipment, lift trucks and other driven equipment and tools.


    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence while communicate effectively with other employees, vendors and customers.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage and apply those concepts to work related situations.



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Must have strong troubleshooting/diagnostic skills, be proactive in identifying and correcting problems with equipment, and possess a strong attention to detail.



    Valid driver’s license and good driving record is preferred. Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card) Able to meet forklift certification requirements (training available).



    • Must possess sufficient hand tools and tool box to be capable of performing mechanical work.
    • Able to travel to Alaska occasionally for repair of machines with mechanical breakdowns or training of on-site individuals or catch up of backlogged work.

    • Ability to meet a regular work schedule. Daily physical presence is required.
    • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.
    • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
    • Proactive in identifying and correcting problems with equipment with a strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to change focus and job duties in a fast moving, time restricted environment.
    • Willingness to learn or experience in driving up to 45 ton capacity forklift for staging of equipment for repair work.
    • PC skills required: Windows, Excel, Outlook, keyboarding proficiency


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to hold, handle, objects, tools, or to key data entry; reach with hands and arms to clean, spray or perform repairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl with legs and knees; and talk or hear while communicating using telephones or radios. The employee frequently is required to walk and climb or balance. Employee is regularly required to climb ladders and use fall protection. The employee is regularly required to use eyes, ears, arms, hands, legs, and feet to safely operate motor powered vehicles.


    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus while working in safety sensitive environments.


    The employee needs the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and may be required to wear air purifying respirator. The noise levels in the different work environments are from quiet to very loud.



    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

    Federal law requires Alaska Marine Lines to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization   Details: http://bit.ly/2nk3jWa


    A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test and background investigation are required. Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.

    Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

    Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Priority referrals for protected veterans. 


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