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Chassis Mechanic II - $2,000 Sign-On Bonus

Company: JacintoPort International
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


This position is responsible for estimating, inspecting, maintaining and repairing, Chassis within the Chassis M&R Department. 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.

Position qualifies for a sign-on bonus; subject to criteria being met


Please note applications out of the geographic region for position applied will not be considered.



  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of chassis maintenance and repair work experience
  • Must have small hand tools (screw drivers, socket set, wrenches)
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures involved in maintenance, repairs and replacement of chassis/ trailer parts
  • Should possess basic knowledge and use of hand held computers
  • Basic knowledge of air brake systems and the ability to diagnose brake problems
  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems and the ability to trace shorts in wiring
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak Basic English
  • Must have the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment
  • Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong initiative
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees
  • Must have the ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card within 60 days of employment.
  • Must be able to work (flexible hours) extended hours including nights, overtime, weekends and holidays


  • Some MIG welding experience



  • Perform all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Follow the Institute of International Chassis Lessors (IICL) guidelines as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to assure the safe operating condition of each intermodal equipment
  • Perform systematic inspections, restructures, estimations, and produce work order repairs for intermodal equipment.
  • Inspect intermodal equipment to determine quality and need of repair
  • Perform repairs and restructures on intermodal equipment using a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times by cleaning, organizing, removing safety hazards, oil spills, spare parts, etc. within warehouse
  • Maintain awareness of surroundings (i.e. vehicles, people checking equipment, etc.) at all times
  • Replace the following chassis/trailer parts: Brakes, Brake Chambers, S-Cams, Slack Adjusters, Air Valves, Air tanks, Brake Hoses, Air Lines, Wheel Bearings, Wheel Seals, Springs, Spring Hangers, U-bolts, Equalizers, Torque Arms, Twist locks, Push Pins
  • Remove and Install Mounted Tires, Both 11R22.5 and 10:00 x 20


  • Perform Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) inspections on all chassis on an annual basis
  • Perform other related task as assigned


  • Subject to physical and/or DOT Screening is required along with other tests as applicable
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit (while driving), grasp and exercise eye-hand coordination and eye-hand-foot coordination.
  • The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crawl, reach overhead, exercise repetitive foot motion, and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • The employee is frequently required to climb, forward bend, squat, twist, pinch, and reach forward
  • The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 55 pounds
  • The employee is continuously required to talk and hear
  • The employee is continuously required to stand and walk
  • The employee is continuously required to grasp, exercise repetitive wrist motion, and finger movement.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


  • Report safety hazards
  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, or property damage
  • Wear appropriate PPE as instructed by immediate supervisor
  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Refuse any unsafe task or operation
  • Participate in safety meetings and training
  • Be constantly aware of their personal safety and that of their coworkers.


Receives direct supervision from the Chassis Foreman Header and does not exercise supervision over any position.


  • Outdoors, exposure to all possible environmental factors such as extreme heat, rain, wind and high humidity during day and night shifts
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts
  • The employee is continuously exposed to dust, fumes, and airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high
  • Moderate vibration with use of hydraulic seating system


  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Keywords: JacintoPort International, Houston , Chassis Mechanic II - $2,000 Sign-On Bonus, Other , Houston, Texas

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