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Reefer Mechanic I
Houston, TX
Mechanic Shop
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POSITION SUMMARY:                   

This position is responsible for monitoring, performing repairs and preventative maintenance on all Reefer Containers and Gen-Sets ensuring peak performance, safety, and longevity of equipment. Perform minor repairs to reefer containers. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Receives direct supervision from the Reefer Department Header & Maintenance Manager and does not exercise supervision over any other position.




  • 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 Gensets and Power Packs
  • Perform road ability chassis inspections for FHWA compliance
  • Perform other related task 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



  • Report safety hazards
  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, or property damage
  • Wear appropriate PPE as instructed by immediate supervisor
  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Refuse any unsafe task or operation
  • Participate in safety meetings and training
  • Be constantly aware of their personal safety and that of their coworkers



  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change

No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veteran / Disability employer.
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