Title 409:2 Reefer Mechanic
Categories Driver, Service Technician
Salary BOE
Location Fremont
Job Information

Reefer Mechanic РTemp to Hire position РMonday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm РSome weekends may be required.



  • Performs all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Follow the Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) guidelines as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to assure the safe operating condition of each Reefer equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on refrigeration units and Gen-Set electrical systems to ensure peak performance, safety, and longevity of the equipment using a variety of hand and power tools, including electric meters.
  • Maintain records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions in hand held computer
  • Perform pre-trip inspections on Reefer Containers and Gen-Sets, and chassis using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment to ensure they are in good condition before operating
  • Monitor and record the temperature of the reefer loads to ensure temperature remains as specified
  • Mount and dismount Gen-Sets to chassis
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times by cleaning, organizing, removing safety hazards, oil spills, spare parts, etc.
  • Fuel gen-sets
  • Maintain awareness of surroundings (i.e. vehicles, people checking equipment, etc.) at all times


  • Maintain weekly inventory of units
  • Wash and clean Gensets and Reefer Equipment as needed
  • Operate material handling equipment (9K forklift) to transport Genset and Power Packs to and from the service area as needed
  • Operate yard truck throughout the terminal when performing oil change on Gen-Sets and Power Packs
  • Perform road ability chassis inspections for FHWA compliance
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned


  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience repairing and maintaining mechanical engines (Gensets) or one (1) year of experience on industrial refrigeration or container refrigeration
  • Refrigeration or HVAC certification preferred
  • Must have knowledge Troubleshooting Electrical Alternating Current (AC) & Direct Current (DC)
  • Must have the ability to analyze and understand Schematics and Wiring Diagrams
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak Intermediate 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 be able to work (flexible hours) extended hours including nights, overtime, weekends and holidays


  • Subject to physical and/or DOT Screening is required along with other tests as applicable
  • The employee is continuously required to grasp, exercise repetitive wrist motion, and finger movement
  • The employee is continuously required to talk and hear
  • The employee is continuously required to stand and walk
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit (while driving), grasp and exercise eye-hand coordination 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 occasionally required to kneel, crawl, reach overhead, exercise repetitive foot motion, and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


  • 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

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