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Southern Company Fleet Mechanic in Des Plaines, Illinois
The purpose of this position is to ensure that fleet vehicles and equipment is maintained and repaired in a safe, reliable, economical and serviceable manner. This is a Nicor Gas role focused on all preventive and certain advanced corrective maintenance activities on company fleet vehicles and equipment.
•Performs all fleet vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance related activities in accordance with defined fleet procedures.
•Performs electric system diagnostic and repairs on all fleet vehicles and equipment; and performs diagnostics and solves drivability problems of all gasoline vehicles.
•Performs brake system diagnostics, repairs and component replacements on all fleet vehicles and equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
•Transports fleet vehicles and equipment between fleet service, third party establishments and operating areas; and performs vehicle and equipment fueling tasks in accordance with defined fleet procedures, company safety guidelines and state and federal regulations.
•Conducts fleet helper back-up and other duties as assigned.
•Identifies and informs supervisor and other qualified fleet personnel on vehicle and equipment preventive/corrective maintenance issues outside of their qualifications and expertise to ensure completion in a safe, reliable and timely manner.
•Organizes and effectively manages daily work assignments; and accurately records time, material and service charges in accordance with company policies, procedures and defined fleet work practices.
•Identifies and informs co-workers, peers and management personnel on unsafe conditions and/or work practices to ensure compliance to company policies and to mitigate personnel injuries or safety-related incidents.
•Engages with fleet, business unit and department personnel in a courteous manner and ensures transparency on fleet maintenance and transportation related activities.
•Engages with third party service providers, training and safety to ensure overall effectiveness in fleet maintenance and training related activities.
•Collaborates with fleet, other department and safety personnel/committees to ensure a safe work environment.
•Executes responsibilities timely and accurately to ensure overall fleet vehicle and equipment availability, performance and reliability.
•Identifies and initiates fleet process, service and material improvements focused on enhancing departmental efficiencies and cost effectiveness.
•Provides timely and accurate information and system updates on pending fleet vehicle and maintenance activities to ensure efficient and effective resource scheduling.
•High school diploma or GED
•Commercial Drivers License class A (with air brake endorsement)*
•Good driving record
•Department of Transportation medical card*
•Must self furnish enough tools to be able to perform daily work and obtain company complete Fleet Services Mechanic tool list per bargaining agreement (within 1 year of certification)*
•Pass company in-house Fleet Services Mechanic Certification test*
•A.S.E. certifications (minimum of 4 total and at least 3 must be from Engine Repair, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, or Suspension/Steering)
•Must be available to work 2nd shift (approximately 3:30 pm- Monday thru Thursday - Friday 1:30 - 10:00pm )
•*needs to meet job requirements by 120 day performance review
•Automotive technology courses
Related Work Experience:
•2-3 years experience in automotive work, including preventive and corrective maintenance, brake systems, electrical systems and tire mounting; or equivalent academic and education experience
•Exposure to utility, municipal or commercial fleet maintenance environment
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
•Reading, writing and computer/system skills sufficient to enter work orders, time, material and other required record keeping information into company supported systems.
•Ability to timely comprehend training on expected forms of communications with our customers including e-mail and voice mail systems, face-to-face and preventive maintenance/down lists.
•Ability to timely obtain and retain company required driving, safety and compliance training/certifications.
•Ability to comprehend and complete company defined hands-on training requirements of all preventive maintenance procedures and new types of equipment for all fleet vehicles and equipment.
•Knowledge of natural gas vehicles and related support systems
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
•The position works in a garage and/or field environment.
•The position requires flexibility in working shifts as required.
Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Aurora
Operating Company: Nicor Gas
Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Glen Ellyn, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Des Plaines
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: Yes
Aurora Beverly - 1598 Beverly Ct. (1598AuroraCODE)
1598 Beverly Ct.
Glen Ellyn - 90 N Finley Rd. (90GlenEllynCODE)
90 N Finley Rd.
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Des Plaines - 1665 Birchwood Ave. (1665DesPlainesCODE)
1665 Birchwood Ave.
Des Plaines, 60018
Req ID: NGC2000149