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Ryder System Technician II - Truck and Coach Apprentice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Two weeks of days 6:30-3:00pm, two weeks of nights, 3:00-1130pm.

  • PTO Policy: 10 days of paid time off in your 1st year (in addition to your vacation pay)

  • Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit

  • RRSP, Stock Options, and a COMPANY PAID PENSION PLA

Under close supervision, the Technician II performs minor to average routine maintenance and repair services on different types of vehicles. Works with the assistance of a T3, T4, TIC, SS or SM, when performing highly technical and superior diagnostic type repairs. Task assignments are directed by shop management to encourage development in a productive manner. The T2 Technician performs minor to average repairs and routine maintenance under limited supervision. The T2 may be assigned to work/train directly with a T3 or T4.

Essential Functions

  • PERFORMS VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR DUTIES INCLUDING:Performs standard vehicle maintenancePerforms standard component inspections and repairsPerforms preventive maintenanceDiagnoses standard mechanical and electronic problems, utilizing diagnostic computer when applicableIdentifies root cause of basic failures/conditions and perform repairs as requiredReplace defective components as instructed

  • Utilizes key functions of Shop Management System and electronic documentation available

  • Interacts with customers/drivers to properly determine nature of complaint once assigned a task

  • Performs facility maintenance duties

  • Works in accordance with all federal/ provincial and corporate compliance guidelines (i.e., safety, DOT, MOT)

Additional Responsibilities

  • TIRE AND WHEEL MAINTENANCE: Tire/Wheel safety trained within 90 days (TW208)Perform air pressure checkscheck tread depthIdentify tires that need to be changed or repairedPerform tire P.M. checksReplace tire and wheel assemblies

  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: PM trained and qualified within 90 days (PM230 & PM298)Proper lube techniquesMinimal tire inspectionBrake check/applied strokeBattery checkUnder vehicle check/loose componentsFault code identification

  • BRAKE-HYDRAULIC: Brake Hydraulic trained and qualified within90 days (BH220 & BH298)* where appropriateRoad test for proper operationMake visual inspections for leaksCheck park brake operationcheck fluid levelMeasure lining thicknessAdjust service brakesAdjust park brakes

  • BRAKES-AIR: Brake Air trained and qualified within 90 days (BA220 & BA298)Identify, remove & replace all brake-related defective componentsIdentify components of air brake systemOperate brakes and identify irregular noises, air leaksPerform simple air system testsMeasure lining thicknessAdjust brakesPerform air brake sections of P.M.Measure drums, rotors, cam bushings

  • A/C & HEATER:Operate the system and recognize if the system is cooling or not (PM related)Perform basic system checks such as power to compressor, condenser obstructions, belt tension, etc.

  • CARGO HANDLING/TRANSFER, LIFTGATES:Identify leaksOperate lift gateIdentify make and modelAdd fluid to bring to proper level

  • CHARGING SYSTEMS: (electrical): HD electrical trained within 90 days (DR208)Visually inspect batteriesClean connectionsCheck condition of beltscheck alternator mounting and pulleyReplace and adjust belts

  • CRANKING SYSTEM: (electrical)Inspect and test batteriesVisually inspect cables and cranking motorClean the battery cables, connections and starterReplace batteriesCharge and check batteriesReplace or repair defective cables

  • LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES:Repair minor wiring problemsRepair minor lighting problemsReplace bulbs, lenses and simple light assembliesReplace and adjust sealed beamsInstall or replace accessories such as heated mirrors, fans, radios, CB's, spotlights, electronic devises, etc

  • CLUTCH:Lubricate throw-out bearing, linkage, shafts and cablesIdentify proper clutch operation and adjustAdjust hydraulic or mechanical clutches

  • COOLING SYSTEMS:Check and adjust coolant levelsVisually inspect system for leaksMake minor repairs such as hose replacements, fan shrouds, leaking fittings, etc.Recognize permanent anti-freezes and their requirementsUse refractometerUse pressure tester

  • DRIVE AXLES:Inspect housings for leaksChange oil and filter, if required, and clean breathers

  • DRIVE LINE:Lubricate drive line

  • DIESEL/GAS ENGINES-ALL ENGINES:Check and adjust oil levelsIdentify unusual noises and oil leaks

  • FUEL SYSTEMS:Replace and prime fuel filterCheck gas and diesel fuel system components such as fuel lines, pickup tubes, return lines, etc. for proper integrity and condition

  • STEERING AND NON DRIVEN AXLES AND ALIGNMENT:Lubricate grease fittings, check and adjust fluid levelsCheck all steering components for wear

  • SUSPENSION-CHASSIS AND CAB:Identify makes and modelsIdentify normal operationIdentify and repair air leaksIdentify malfunctions and make basic repairs (broken springs, excessive wear on bushings, etc) with moderate supervision

  • VEHICLE COUPLIN SYSTEM (PM)Lubricate fifth wheel plate and slider mechanismOperate slider mechanism

  • Performs other support duties as assigned to support operations. These could include but are not limited to Service Island support

Skills and Abilities

  • Highly thorough and dependableWork shift work and weekend as requiredPerform all entry level tasks

  • Ability to read and/or listen and understand information and ideas communicated

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong mechanical skills

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply knowledge of computers intermediate required


  • H.S. diploma/GED preferred

  • Vocational or Technical Certification Post Secondary degree or Technical Certifications, preferred

  • Basic tools, required

  • Demonstrated aptitude and applied experience in mechanical repair of automotive gas or diesel engines including:- Routine preventative maintenance, which should include oil changes, brake and tire work, required

  • Two (2) years or more of a combination of classroom training and work experience in required experience preferred

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply knowledge of computers intermediate required

  • Valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) CLASS A, preferred

Should you have any questions about this job, application process etc. Please feel free to contact our recruiter.

Recruiter: Danny

Phone number: 1 772 266 0126

Email: danny_huertas@ryder.com


Safety Sensitive

Non-Regulated Tech

DOT Regulated: Regulated Tech

Description du poste: Ryder est à la recherche d'une personne motivée pour se joindre à notre équipe en tant qu’apprenti mécanicien d’équipements lourds, pour entretenir et maintenir notre flotte de camions poids lourds et mi-lourds, diesel et à essence. Le candidat idéal doit être inscrit à un programme d'apprentissage en vue d’obtenir son permis provincial. À titre d’apprenti mécanicien, vous aurez accès au développement, aux conseils et au soutien d'une équipe de techniciens chevronnés. De plus, Ryder fournit un soutien pour continuer votre formation et votre ascension vers un poste de technicien entièrement certifié, par le remboursement des frais de scolarité et un salaire supérieur pendant votre apprentissage. Il s'agit là d'une excellente occasion pour un apprenti capable et fiable, de commencer une carrière enrichissante avec nous. Exigences: - Consciencieux pour la sécurité, aptitudes pour travailler dans un environnement axé sur la sécurité - Inscription au programme d'apprentissage - Connaissance des bulletins techniques des fournisseurs - Maîtrise de tous les outils du métier; connaissance des machines d'atelier et des outils électriques - Bonnes aptitudes informatiques, fiable, orienté vers le travail d’équipe et de solides compétences pour le service à la clientèle - Permis de conduire valide et dossier de conduite sans faute Responsabilités: Fonctions d'un apprenti mécanicien: - Service sur camions poids lourds et mi-lourds, diesel et à essence, y compris: - Réparations mineures des moteurs ou des composantes de moteurs - Inspections de véhicules - Lubrifications et changements d'huile - Aider les techniciens à la lubrification et les employés du service selon les besoins - Maintenir l’atelier propre - Relations clients - traiter avec les clients internes et externes

Job Category: Technicians

Ryder is an equal opportunity employer. We value Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.

In accordance with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Ryder welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment, selection, and assessment process. Should you require an accommodation, please inform the Human Resources representative of the nature of the accommodation requested so that we may discuss your needs with you. If you require assistance in order to apply please contact us at 226-213-4040.

Ryder est un employeur offrant l’équité en matière d’emploi. Nous valorisons la diversité et l’inclusion en milieu de travail et nous encourageons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler, y compris les femmes, les minorités visibles, les autochtones et les personnes avec un handicap. (L'emploi du genre masculin dans ce texte ne se veut pas discriminatoire et n'a pour but que de l'alléger)

Conformément à son engagement envers la diversité et l'inclusion, Ryder accueille et encourage les candidatures de personnes handicapées. Des accommodements peuvent être proposés sur demande pour les candidats qui participent à toutes les sphères du processus de recrutement, de sélection et d'évaluation. Si vous nécessitez un accommodement, veuillez informer le représentant des ressources humaines de la nature de l'accommodement souhaité afin que nous puissions discuter de vos besoins avec vous. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance pour postuler, veuillez nous appeler au 226-213-4040.

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