The RequirementsTo be a good fit for this opportunity you must:
- Possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License Class (CDL) or be able to obtain it within 90 days of hire
- Have solid experience with heavy truck repair (tractor-trailers, brakes, tires, engines, 10-bays to 18-wheelers) and diesel engines
- Be able to:
- Pass a drug test
- Pass a background check
- Lift up to 50 pounds (with or without an accommodation)
- Reach, lift, carry, push and pull (with or without an accommodation)
- Speak English
- Working undercarriage knowledge, including wheel seals, hydraulic and air brake systems, etc.
- Experience with light truck repair (trucks, vans, support vehicles)
- Experience using shop tools (engine hoists, welding, changing tires, small tools)
- Experience with preventative maintenance programs and activities
- Excellent computer skills and experience working with computer instrumentation, including diagnostics
- ASE Brakes (A5) certification, or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire.
- Your own set of tools up to 3/4"
- Experience with:
- Working under limited supervision
- Working outdoors (making road calls, responding to breakdowns, working in outside parking lots)
- Maintaining up-to-date manufacturing standards
- Gas engine repair
- Repairing forklifts
- Lift gates
- Formal schooling in technical industry (such as certification programs, military training, technical/community college)
- Completion of additional ASE or manufacturers certifications
The RoleYou will report to the Fleet Supervisor and be responsible for all aspects of the repair shop. The St. Petersburg facility supports about 50 different vehicles, ranging from 53-foot tractor-trailers to single day cabs to F350s to forklifts.
A large part of your day will go to performing scheduled preventative maintenance, diagnostics and a full range of repair work. In addition, you will order parts and supplies on a monthly basis, make occasional road calls, clean up the shop, and more.
More specifically, you will:
- Diagnose failures of vehicles and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts as necessary
- Use computer-based diagnostics to connect with modern truck interfaces
- Make basic use of computers for email and web browsers
- Adhere to DOT regulations
- Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles
- Maintain vehicle records as required
- Maintain and repair fleet equipment
- Fill out all necessary documents
- Maintain records such as daily check lists
- Manage parts and supply inventory
More Good Reasons to Join UsExcellent Compensation + Perks
In addition to a competitive wage we offer comprehensive benefits that include health care benefits, retirement and savings benefits such as pension and 401(k), paid time off, generous parental leave, uniforms, and tool allowance. You'll work paper-free, using an iPad and iPhone we provide, and once a month you can buy Pepsi products at cost.
In our company Fleet Diesel Mechanic is a very important role. Your skills and performance enable us to serve our customers on time and with the quality service they expect.
- We'll help you obtain a Class A CDL, if you don't already have one
- You will be able to access world-class resources for ongoing training
- We'll train you on forklift repair if you don't already know it
- ASE certifications are encouraged, and we'll pay for them
Mechanics like working at PepsiCo, which is why we have a high number of long-term employees. Based on your skills, performance and certifications you could move up the ranks of the mechanic role, and even set your sights on pursuing a Shop Lead position down the road.
Diversity as a Way of Life
We value and promote diversity, including offering internal support. For example, our employee resource groups do more than celebrate inclusion -- they make it a way of life. But don't just take our word for it! We've won awards from groups such as:
- Diversity Business magazine
- Black Enterprise
- Corporate Equality Index
- Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
- Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Keys to SuccessWe're looking for a strong, experienced mechanic who can hit the ground running and stay in the fast lane. To excel in this position you will have a solid sense of responsibility and accountability, along with the integrity and professional maturity to be assigned an inventory purchasing card. As the lone mechanic in this location, you'll need to be willing to take on the occasional odd job -- fixing a leaky faucet or unclogging a toilet, for example.
Success also will require the following:
- A strong commitment to safety awareness
- The ability to work independently
- Solid interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service
- Excellent attention to detail
- The ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with delivery drivers who typically don't have the mechanical knowledge you have
- Flexibility as priorities change
- A positive attendance record and satisfactory work history