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Mechanic Lead at LTI, Inc. in Sunnyside, Washington

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

LTI, Inc./Milky Way is a family-owned company with a long, proud history that has become a modern, innovative leader in the transportation industry. We are looking for a night shift mechanic/maintenance supervisor to join our  Sunnyside team today!

  • We offer an excellent health and welfare package that includes medical, dental & vision insurance, group term life insurance, a 401 (k) Plan and a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

  • Our employees have paid holidays and vacation.

  • LTI, Inc. is part of the Lynden family of transportation companies. We provide our employees with stability, a genuine team atmosphere, and great opportunities for career advancement.

In addition to performing maintenance repairs as per the mechanic job description, this individual will assist the South East Region Maintenance Manager in assigning tasks to other maintenance employees, confer with operations personnel to arrange for transportation equipment to be released from service for inspections, service, testing, or repair and order parts and process repair orders as required.


Responsible for region maintenance activities in the absence of the Maintenance Manager


Assist the Maintenance Manager in sharing the responsibility of keeping the maintenance team operating SAFELY and efficiently while improving repair quality.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Starts and drives repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications and to test their performance and may assist with equipment relocation.

Work with the SE Region Operations Team to provide excellent customer service and creative solutions that improve equipment availability.


Promote Teamwork and communication within LTII.


Complies with all company safety policies, including use of protective equipment , assist HSSE compliance managers as required.

Assists with periodic inventory and equipment counts.

Develop and Maintain Positive Vendor Relationships.


Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble. Reads job order and determines work procedures.


Follows policies for inspection, maintenance, testing, and repair of vehicles; schedules repairs and testing; assigns and directs activities of service, repair, and wash bay personnel; and follows up on repairs being made and activities being performed.

Analyzes and processes LTII shop work orders to determine such information as materials used, type of work accomplished, and maintenance system codes are accurate using TMT system.




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:


2 year Technical School graduate preferred. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); One year fleet maintenance or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




Employee must meet Department of Transportation requirements. Candidates with a valid Commercial Driver's License with Class A Air, Double and Tanker endorsements (or candidates that are willing to obtain their CDL) are preferred.

Employee must be willing to receive an Air Conditioning Certificate.

Employee must possess a brake certificate.

Employee must have own hand / air tools.



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.