Industrial Heavy Equipment Tire Technician

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77015

Category:  Transload Operations

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

Description

 

The primary role of the Tire Technician is to be responsible for comprehensive tire maintenance and coordination of third-party contractors associated with tire repairs; to gain a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the operational and administrative responsibilities and implement plans to support operational teams.

 

Essential Duties

 

  • Fully understand the fleet of equipment and capable of changing tires on all equipment.
  • Coordinate all preventative, predictive and unforeseen tire repairs or coordinate third party contractors with SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT being the highest priorities.
  • Coordinate contractors / 3rd party vendors for large equipment tire repair or replacement.
  • Must be available and flexible to work all shifts as business needs require.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence.
  • Routine communication and coordination with other corporate departments.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and recordkeeping.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

 

Requirements

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong maintenance background with experience with tire handling, changing and associated tire maintenance.
  • Strong organizational skills for a multifaceted work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication.
  • E-maint software experience is a plus.
  • Detail oriented and customer focused.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers.
  • Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge, above the minimum requirements.
  • Must satisfactory qualify/obtain a TWIC card.

 

Physical Demands

 

  • Must be able to see well enough to read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics, maintenance manuals as needed.
  • Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others within the company 100% of the time.
  • Must be able to reach with arms and hands to perform inspection, maintenance and repair duties when needed.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, squat 100%.
  • Must be able to use hands/fingers to grasp, handle, and feel 100%.
  • Must be able to climb and balance well enough to mount equipment by climbing up and down steps as needed.
  • Must be able to work from elevated and/or tight locations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.

 

Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used:

 

  • PPE; hard hat, vest, safety glasses, gloves, steel toed boots

 

Work Environment

 

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee will be exposed to moderate noise level; moving mechanical parts, moving machinery, outside weather conditions and elements; fumes from gasoline, oil and grease.
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