• Mechanic

    Location US-AK-Ketchikan
    Company Alaska Marine Trucking
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Repairs and maintains industrial trucks, machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, facilities and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

    • Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
    • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
    • Observes mechanical devices in operation and identifies operational deficiencies
    • Adjusts, repairs, services, and/or replaces parts in engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, and other equipment
    • Adjusts or repairs hydraulic systems and components
    • Investigates complaints and equipment malfunctions
    • Reads job order and determines work procedures.
    • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.  Install new parts and reassembles device. 
    • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.  Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
    • Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks, and makes adjustments.
    • Repairs or replaces defective parts.  Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.  Lubricates and cleans parts.
    • Starts and drives repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications and to test their performance and may assist with equipment relocation. 
    • Sets up and operates drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts. 
    • Repairs electrical equipment.
    • Performs basic computer functions by completing job work orders using an Equipment Maintenance System, recording materials used, type of work accomplished, and maintenance system codes. 
    • Maintains and instructs others on proper safety procedures
    • Recommends improved work methods and procedures
    • Attends meetings and classes or seminars to remain current with topics and technique
    • Complies with all company safety policies, including use of protective equipment and Fit for Work.



    1. Service Center Manager
    2. Assistant Manager
    3. Marine Operations Manager
    4. Alaska Marine Lines operations personnel
    5. Alaska Marine Trucking operations personnel
    6. Western Towboat, Dunlap, & Bering Marine personnel




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.


    Education and/or Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Alaska Commercial Driving License with air brake endorsement preferred.


    Forklift Operation Certification


    FHWA Inspector Qualification Certification (per 49 CFR 396.19) and Brake Inspector Qualification Certification (per 49 CFR 396.25) preferred. 


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with co-workers, supervisors and managers, to understand procedures and warning signs and or markings in the English language, to respond to inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records.


    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell.


    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 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.



    Employee is required to wear PPE as outlined in Company’s Industrial Health and Safety Manual Chapter 2.27 PPE Program, which may include hard hat, safety toe shoes/boots, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, respiratory protection and arctic gear.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.


    The noise level in the work environment is high. Hearing protection is required.



    Alaska Marine Trucking, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Must pass a pre-employment drug test.


    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.


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