Trailer Mechanic (201394)

Full Time
Posted 1 year ago

Trailer Mechanic
Chicago – Midway, IL

*Hourly pay/No weekends/Full Benefits*

Company is the leading provider of semi trailers for rent and lease in the U.S.. With about 50 locations company offers a fleet of about 90,000 trailers for rent and lease, including dry vans, flatbeds, reefers, chassis, and storage trailers.

Our people are the cornerstone of our success. Every branch has a hard-working and responsive customer service and operations team that takes pride in delivering on our promise of excellence. Due to continued growth, we are searching for Trailer Mechanic in Chicago-Midway, IL.


  • Average Annual Salary $48,000-$54,000 per year, which includes:
    • Hourly pay $23.08-$25.96/hour, based on experience
    • Overtime paid after 40 hours per week
    • Typical work week is 40 hours
    • Annual salary increased based on performance
    • Bi-weekly paychecks
  • Eligibility starts on first day of employment
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life; Employee benefit contributions: $0-$50/month single, $250-$300/month family
  • 6 sick days per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays per year
  • Earn PTO (personal time off) per hours worked starting on first day of employment, up to 13 days the first year. Annual PTO increases with tenure.
  • Generous 401K with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Heath Savings Account (HSA)
  • Wellness/Prescription Drug program

Work Schedule

  • Monday-Friday
  • Typical work schedule 8am-5pm, work until completed
  • Most work completed on-site, some off-site at customer locations. No road-side assistance.
  • Some work completed inside the shop, some outside on work pad.
  • Work schedule may change based on business needs; must be flexible with work schedule


  • Inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose, and perform preventative and as-needed maintenance of semi trailers
  • Interpret and follow work orders and technical manuals
  • Maintain schedules and document completed preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Repair or replace defective parts, components, or systems
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance; ensure work meets manufacturer’s specifications according to FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations)
  • Maintaining parts and yard organization (with direction from operations management) to ensure a clean and safe working environment.


  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with DOT inspections
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working specifically on semi trailers
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working on brakes
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience managing preventative maintenance program on semi trailers
  • DOT medical card required or willing and able to obtain upon hire.
  • Knowledge of air, electronic, braking, and suspension systems as well as general mechanical operation and/or light body repair
  • Familiar with FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) and FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations)/BIT (Basic Inspection of Terminals) inspections
  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds (mainly, tires)
  • Must have own tools
  • Must have a valid and current US driver’s license; no CDL required

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