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Automotive Diesel Technician

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Jun 25, 2024


Job Description


Job Overview  

Under the supervision of the Automotive Maintenance Supervisor or General/ARFF Equipment Supervisor, the Automotive Technician will train or perform maintenance and repair on a variety of automotive equipment. This role may involve troubleshooting, making repairs, and performing adjustments using test equipment and technical manuals. 


What you will be doing: 

  • Use test equipment to troubleshoot problems, determine corrective action, and make repairs or adjustments.
  • Perform tune-ups, replace parts, and make adjustments using test equipment and technical manuals.
  • Repair electrical, fuel, electronic ignition, emission, and exhaust systems.
  • Inspect and repair hydraulic systems on equipment; replace components as required.
  • Inspect and replace or repair brake systems on vehicles and equipment.
  • Make repairs or complete overhauls on gasoline and diesel engines and alternative fuels.
  • Repair or replace front-end parts on vehicles and equipment; align front end.
  • Repair, replace, and service transmissions, drive shafts, U-joints, and differential axles.
  • Repair carburetors, generator-alternators, ball joints, shocks, wheel bearings/seals, starters, fuel pumps, and other equipment.
  • Service and make repairs to vehicle air conditioning systems.


What you need:  

  • Completion of high school curriculum or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years' experience as an automotive mechanic.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • For Aircraft/Fire/Rescue; Heavy Equipment; Winter Weather Equipment must have a Valid Class B Commercial driver's license with a passenger (P) endorsement (driver's licenses with an "L" restriction are not acceptable) must be obtained within 6 months of employment in this classification. Failure to obtain this license within 6 months will result in termination.
  • Ability to pass a medical physical examination.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain an EPA 608 Refrigerant certification within 90 days of employment in this position.
  • Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge (badge) in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and DFW Airport's Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal.
  • This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport's Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass drug and alcohol tests prior to employment and to submit to drug and alcohol screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the DOT safety sensitive position.
  • This is a designated Essential Employee position as defined in DFW Airport's Categories and Classifications Administrative Policy and Procedure. An essential employee is one whose attendance is required to maintain airport operations during an emergency or inclement weather situation.
  • Must be able to meet all initial and recurrent training requirements in accordance with Title 14 CFR part 139 and administrative Policy AO.014.01, Ground Vehicle Driver Training for Air Operations Area (AOA) within 30 days of assignment to a driving position and before being permitted to operate the vehicle without the direct supervision and presence of a co-operator qualified under this requirement.


What we desire: 

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and tools used in the repair of automotive equipment.
  • Skill in diagnosing and repairing a variety of types of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to test and diagnose malfunctioning equipment and systems.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications


About Us 

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport-one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We're recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.  

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of nearly 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We're looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.  

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose. 


Job Info

Job ID# 1007745

Jun 25, 2024

United States