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Lead - Installation Mechanic in St. Louis, MO at Auto Truck Group

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

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Job Description


This position provides leadership and support for direction of daily work schedule, serves as the point of contact with the office and assists and mentors other Mechanics. Possess the knowledge and understanding of installation process of all under-hood truck compartments, PDC panels, hy-rail and cranes. Plan and perform a wide variety of fitting, assembly, installation, and alignment of complicated parts to exacting customer tolerances and operating requirements.


  • Lead, plan and train the department staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled technical diagnostic, repair and maintenance work.
  • Responsible for performing some of the most complex work in the department as well as administrative support duties.
  • Train assigned employees in maintenance and repair methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Verifies work performed for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures; assists in the evaluation of employees.
  • Serve as a mentor/resource to other employees in the department for complicated issues.
  • Mount and connect mechanical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and crane systems and controls.
  • Install hy-rail components and crane on vehicles.
  • Build a variety of parts, install boxes and special components for design of truck.
  • Fill vehicle systems with proper fluids for safe and proper operation.
  • Test the action of moving parts prior to final inspection.
  • Verify all line items have been completed on the work order.
  • Perform a quality visual inspection of vehicle, pre-delivery, or dealer prepping, as well as checking chassis for problems, such as leaks, errors or bad manufacturing.
  • Possess an understanding and exercise extreme care during the operation and movement of large parts while using the company lifting systems.
  • Ability to think on your own and request assistance when needed. Must comply with the company’s safety policies and clean initiative standards.


  • 3 – 5 years of mechanical, hydraulic and/or welding experience required.
  • Able to mig weld clean – horizontal, downhill and overhead passes.
  • Perform quality and critical welds and pass welding tests on a continual basis.
  • Able to use a cutting torch, plasma cutter and electrical/power tools correctly.
  • Must have adequate tools to complete assigned duties and able to correctly use all required safety equipment.
  • Diagnose electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic problems.
  • Able to wire off a diagram on any and all work equipment.
  • Aide in the design and implementation of new vehicle electrical features.
  • Possess the ability to gain the knowledge and understanding of work orders.


  • Ability to flux core weld clean – horizontal, downhill and overhead passes.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • AWS certification – recommend obtaining. ASE certification – E1, E2 and E3 certifications required.


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