Nov 15, 2021

Truck Mechanic

  • Altom Transport
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

As the Midwest's leading petroleum chemical transporter, Altom Transport Inc. is dedicated to providing our Chicagoland customers, government contracts as well as FEMA natural disaster relief with premium petroleum products, Altom Transport Inc. Is a rapidly growing and financially stable company that has developed a strong and successful management team. Due to its success and growth, our safety-conscious Family-Owned Tank Truck Carrier is currently seeking Truck / Trailer mechanics. Our fleet consists of Premier late model Peterbilt tractors and Polar tank trailers. Check out our credentials and equipment at [ . Now is the time to become a part of our family!
Altom Transport Inc, truck mechanics are extensively trained on class 8 tank trucks and product transferring equipment. Our high-end Peterbilt fleet is equipped with the latest Cummins and Paccar engines. Turning the wheels is Allison and Eaton's automatic transmissions. Mechanics are expected to be diligent and thorough with their diagnostics and repairs. A candidate would be familiar with Cummins engine diagnostic and repairs, as well as all DEF and DPF after-treatment systems. The candidate should be familiar with disc brakes and Bendix ABS systems and software. Candidates would be required to perform DOT inspections and must have strong knowledge of the department of transportation rules and regulations. Product transferring equipment and hydraulic experience is a major plus. We install, repair, and rebuild the most reliable Pumping, valve, and filtration products on the market. The candidate would possess the knowledge to diagnose and repair hydraulic components such as PTO, Pumps, coolers, lines, and valves. Altom transport trucks are designed, built, and maintained on-site a Perfect candidate must be a strong team member and ready to gather the knowledge to keep Chicagos 24/7 operation running at its highest efficiency. Take the next step in your carrier and join our team, separate yourself from just the general mechanic.

* Must be highly motivated that works as a strong team member under the direct supervision of the Shop Foreman and terminal manager.
* Responsible for preventive maintenance and general repairs of Class 8 Tank trucks and light-duty company vehicles
* Perform safety inspections of equipment and prepare safety documents required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), company, and any other Federal, State, or Local regulations
* Test repaired equipment for proper performance and ensure the equipment is up to Altom and the manufacturers specifications.
* Regular attendance is required.
* Maintain a safe, clean and efficient work environment.
* This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties, Operational safety, and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned.


* High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education, which would provide an equivalent background.
* 18 + years of age
* Must have a minimum of one year experience and/or completion of trade school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Must possess your own general set of tools and be able to operate all shop tools and test equipment.
* Should have extensive knowledge of heavy truck repairs in a commercial environment to ensure equipment is operating to its highest state of efficiency.
* Must possess the ability to keep up with changing technology and updates.
* Possess mechanical ability and interest of Fleet maintenance, electronics, computer systems, and liquid bulk transferring equipment.
* Must possess the strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment.
* Physical activities include walking, lifting up to 100lbs, twisting, turning, standing for a long period of time, climbing a ladder, etc.
* A valid CDL and acceptable MVR are required if driving heavy equipment on public roads. If a CDL holder must be registered with the FMCSA and possess a valid medical card.
* Should be extremely motivated, clean and organized.
* Must possess a strong work ethic and good problem-solving skills.
* Must be willing to work in any weather condition, overtime and flexible work schedule can present itself at times.
* Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, and procedures.
* Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high-volume environment with multiple priorities.
* Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations/procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines.
* Must pass a pre-employment strength test, drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check.


* Health Insurance- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medical, Dental, Vision
* Life Insurance
* 401K Retirement Plan w/ Company Matching
* Paid Vacation & Holidays
* Compensation commensurate with experience.
* Uniforms provided
* Quarterly safety bonus
* Boot program
* Annual tool allowance

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