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Diesel Mechanic Technician at HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM in Houston, Texas

Posted in Education 20 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Organization


Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We?re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.


The Team


Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.


We are currently seeking a Diesel Mechanic Technician who will advance the institution?s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.


The Opportunity


You: You?re a highly skilled diesel mechanic, and you take pride in your work.


Your mission: You?ll ensure the safety of students, instructors and the public by repairing and/or maintaining the equipment owned or leased by our Commercial Truck Driving School.


Your work: Staying up-to-date on new technology will be a key success factor for you in this role, as you perform pre- and post-trip repairs on tractors and trailers, and report repair time on work orders. You?ll also handle preventive maintenance on all truck driving equipment according to industry standards and HCC guidelines, including maintenance of batteries; radiators; drive belts; steering boxes; filters; brakes; transmissions; rear axles; tires; lights; mirrors; air conditioning parts; exhaust systems. You?ll do oil changes and grease jobs; etc., and keep accurate vehicle preventative maintenance schedules, mileage and fuel usage records.


Next steps: If you?re looking for an opportunity to use your professional expertise on a variety of diesel engines in a positive, learning environment, apply today!




Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  •  Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City?s 55.

  • 145 languages are spoken here.

  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don?t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation?s top institutions.

  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston?s cultural scene.

  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you?re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.


It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran?s status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.


HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.



Oversee the management of the truck fleet maintenance and repair.  Provide expertise and knowledge to repair all equipment owned or leased by Houston Community College Commercial Truck Driving School.


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


Assess the needs and establish a maintenance schedule for the preventive maintenance on all truck driving equipment according to industry standards and Houston Community College guidelines.


Oversee the completion of all maintenance and repairs on tractors and trailers which are recorded on the Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) for post-trips or pre-trips round a daily basis to ensure safety.


Collaborate with the Program Director and program faculty to ensure the truck fleet meets program needs for student instruction.


Perform maintenance work to include, but not limited to:  maintenance of batteries, radiators, drive belts, steering boxes, filters, brakes, transmissions, rear axles, tires, lights, mirrors, air conditioning parts, exhaust systems and oil changes.


Maintain accurate vehicle preventative maintenance schedule, mileage and fuel usage records.


Keep track of repair time and reports time on work orders.


Stay current on new technology and current local, state and federal regulations and requirements.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.



High School Diploma or GED, plus 2 years mechanic experience required.   Associate?s Degree in related field and/or ASE Certification preferred.



Two (2) years mechanic experience required.



Must have a good driving record and be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver?s License within the first 6 months of employment.


Able to lift heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time


Able to make closely coordinated eye/hand movements within very fine tolerance and/or calibration demands


Able to make rapid closely coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space wit in somewhat fine tolerance demands


Able to perform under minimal supervision with standard operating procedures


Able to identify and order parts for trucks from appropriate vendors


Able to work with a wide range of diesel engines, tractor components and trailers


Able to organize repairs, preventive maintenance and compliance of equipment within state and federal regulations


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.