• Tractor / Trailer Technician - Front Royal, VA

    Location US-VA-Front Royal
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  • Overview

    Company Overview


    At C.R. England, our most valuable asset is our people. Whether on the road, in our shops, or in our offices, our people make C.R. England a transportation industry leader. The diversity of our professionals drives us forward. We strongly believe each individual should have the support and opportunities they need to build a solid career. We provide. We live by the entrepreneurial and family spirit on which C.R. England was founded. We have opportunities for people of all backgrounds.


    Why join us: 

    Stability:                       The transportation industry is crucial to the U.S. economy, making C.R. England a stable career choice. As a 97 year-old leader in the transportation industry, we have grown 100% in the last decade. We will continue growing as we approach our second century.

    Employee Value:           2015 recipient of the Achievers Award for Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S.

    Benefits:                       World class compensation and benefits packages, continuous training and development, and a team-oriented culture

    Work life balance:         At C.R. England we value family both in our individual homes and our company family; our culture embraces this philosophy and fosters an environment to support both.


    Job requirements may include, but are not limited to:

    • Performs duties in the trailer, tractor and express areas of the shop when completing Preventive Maintenance (PMs), annual inspections and minor repairs on door seals, hardware, minor electrical, brakes, mud flaps, routine Qualcomm repairs, blower motors, and minor body work. Reads paper or electronic instructions to understand, document and close work orders to be completed.
    • Works outdoors at the Inspection Island or similar areas to perform safety, or other related inspections and write-ups.
    • Performs express-related services including tire changing, minor brake, electrical, and safety related inspections and work.
    • Utilizes computer system (TMT /TMW and internet) to accurately create, track and complete work order repairs including the tracking of time (labor hours), parts used, work completed and locate technical information as required.
    • Estimates required repairs or directs the estimation to a qualified Mechanic who can further diagnose and estimate the required repair, cost and repair timeline.
    • Communicates with internal customers (i.e. other shop associates, Drivers, Driver Managers, other maintenance shops) on such things as stances, wait times, reasons for repair decisions and status updates.
    • Assists Senior Mechanic(s) on tractor and trailer repairs that DO NOT require diagnosis.
    • Inspects components including: loose tie rod ends, king pins, wheel bearing, hood adjustment, and air ride height etc.



    Job qualifications may include, but are not limited to:

    • Strong mechanical aptitude. (i.e.: Must be able to certify as a brake inspector.)
    • Skill with windows based computer systems, preferred.
    • Technical reading aptitude (i.e. electronic service bulletins; auto repair manuals).
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication, and teambuilding skills. 
    • Basic welding skills. 
    • Ability to provide own basic hand tools.  (The Service Manager or Supervisor will cover required tools.)
    • Must become a certified Brake Inspector and Annual Vehicle Inspector (only after associate meets DOT requirements) within 6 months of being hired as a General Mechanic.
    • Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and written, and have the ability to read and understand English
    • Starting pay range is $18 - $24 per hour (DOE)


    Technical Knowledge

    • Strong mechanical aptitude
    • Ability to locate, read and understand technical information on the computer work station or vendor web sites.
    • External visual inspection skills. Must be able to determine if components meet DOT and C.R. England repair stances.


    Complexity of Duties

    • Physical inspection of components. (Brake components, suspension, coupler plate, wheels / tires, doors etc.) (Loose tie rod ends, king pins, wheel bearing, hood adjustment, air ride height etc.)
    • Tool mastery – Cutting torch, hand tools, Qualcomm Cart, MPSI reader, volt meter, torque wrench.


    Typical Work

    • The minimum role requirements      include ESA repairs. (Tires, minor light / wiring repair, mud flaps,      sealing small holes in roof / side panel etc.)
    • The fully qualified General Mechanic will perform      tractor and trailer AVIs and brake jobs once the associate meets DOT      requirements. Other repairs include prop leg replacement, tractor PM’s      Retrofits / recalls, door seal repair, roof patches, panel repairs,      Qualcomm repairs, & blower motor replacement. Performs component      replacement after diagnosis or inspection has been made by a Senior      Mechanic or Master Mechanic.


    Required Training

    • Must complete all Safety Compliance training including tire training.
    • Freightliner Modules – Give Me a Brake / Foundation Parts, The Pressures On Air Brakes & Using A DMM
    • Annual Vehicle Inspector (Per DOT requirements).
    • Brake Inspector (Per DOT requirements).




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