A trailer mechanic is someone who specializes in inspecting, repairing, and maintaining the components and systems of trailers, tractors, and other vehicles used for hauling large goods.
In short, trailer mechanics are responsible for maintaining the functionality of semi trailers, performing troubleshooting operations when needed.
Their responsibilities require them to have a valid driver's license.
On-the-job training prepares trailer mechanics for company standards and duties, but they need a basic understanding of the tools and equipment used to even get started in this position.
As a Trailer Mechanic, you must have a complete understanding of the vehicle and hydraulic systems.
Along with knowing these systems, it is even more important that you follow all road safety guidelines at all times.
To perform in this job role, it will be helpful if you have strong mechanical skills, are able to work for long hours, communicate well with others, and respond to customer’s inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
To most employers hiring for this position, it is also a plus if you have work experience in the engineering department in this or similar job position.
Some employers pay between $15 and $29 an hour for this position.
Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
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