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MAINTENANCE POSITIONS AT CTS

A STRONG career starts with CTS. We are currently looking for 1st Shift Class 8/Heavy Duty Mechanics and 2nd Shift Class 8/Heavy Duty Mechanics. Keep reading to see if CTS is the right career path for you!

At CTS we work hard to get drivers home after every shift and we are always looking to add to our team with dedicated and professional talent that is team-focused, service-oriented and quick-thinking.  At CTS, we are proud to change the trucking industry norms.  It’s what makes us CTS STRONG.  Below are the current positions we are looking to hire.

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A CTS STRONG Tractor/Trailer Technician must display thorough and proven knowledge of engines and engine repair with exceptional attention to detail.  The individual is responsible for providing quality workmanship while improving efficiency and reducing costs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED

  • Diverse knowledge of vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Hydraulics, electronics, and brake experience required
  • Adjusting and relining brakes, aligning wheels, tightening bolts and screws, and reassembling equipment
  • Diagnosing failures of vehicles, disassembling, repairing and reassembling parts as necessary
  • Inspecting, testing and listening to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts and pressure gauges
  • Performing routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating equipment and machinery
  • Inspecting brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings and other vital parts to ensure proper operating condition
  • Attaching test instruments to equipment, and reading dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions
  • Comply with all safety and industry regulations for all work processes
  • Strong communication skills and decision making capabilities

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engine rebuilding knowledge
  • Follow proper process for obtaining and tracking parts
  • Demonstrate knowledge through clear written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Technical degree in mechanical or diesel technology is a plus, certification in diesel mechanics is a plus, with 1 – 3 years’ experience with diesel mechanics and related parts is preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • CDL is helpful but not required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to lift or exert force up to 80 pounds on occasion.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work takes place near moving mechanical parts, with exposure to fumes and airborne particles, welding fumes, sparks and gases.  There is potential to be exposed to outside work in all weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, but individuals must be able to focus and complete high quality work despite ongoing interruptions.

Related pages: Maintenance Positions at CTS Tractor/Trailer Technician

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED

  • Have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Diagnose and repair problems
  • Perform annual vehicle and safety inspections; preventative maintenance and other repairs as necessary
  • Comprehension and completion of the repair orders, inventory forms, PM schedules, repair forecasts
  • Prepare safety documents required by DOT, company and any other Federal, State or Local regulations
  • The ability to use and reference technical manuals, service bulletins, diagrams and schematics
  • Periodically updates responsibilities to reflect company and market needs
  • Pick up parts for the shop as needed
  • Perform duties with little to no supervision

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engine rebuilding knowledge
  • Follow proper process for obtaining and tracking parts
  • Demonstrate knowledge through clear written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Associate’s degree in mechanical or diesel technology, certification in diesel mechanics, with 1 – 3 years’ experience with diesel mechanics and related parts, DOT Annual Inspection certification or Equivalent experience
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with a clean record
  • CDL is helpful but not required
  • Excellent decision-making skills and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in all aspects of trailer suspension, brakes, and swing door repairs

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to lift or exert force up to 80 pounds on occasion.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work takes place near moving mechanical parts, with exposure to fumes and airborne particles, welding fumes, sparks and gases.  There is potential to be exposed to outside work in all weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, but individuals must be able to focus and complete high quality work despite ongoing interruptions.

Related pages: Maintenance Positions at CTS Trailer Technician

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WHAT WE OFFER

  • Industry leading Health, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Up to $3,000 annually in bonuses
    • Quarterly performance bonus structure
    • Annual safety bonus structure
  • Free access to corporate wellness clinic for all employees
  • Safety shoe and safety prescription eye-wear allowance each year
  • Progressive vacation schedule
  • Company paid Cummins CNG training school
  • Tool/Toolbox rent to own programs
  • CTS is committed to the ongoing development of employees through our tuition/training reimbursement program

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED

  • Diverse knowledge of vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Hydraulics, electronics, and brake experience required
  • Adjusting and relining brakes, aligning wheels, tightening bolts and screws, and reassembling equipment
  • Diagnosing failures of vehicles, disassembling, repairing and reassembling parts as necessary
  • Inspecting, testing and listening to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts and pressure gauges
  • Performing routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating equipment and machinery
  • Inspecting brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings and other vital parts to ensure proper operating condition
  • Attaching test instruments to equipment, and reading dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions
  • Comply with all safety and industry regulations for all work processes.
  • Strong communication skills and decision making capabilities

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engine rebuilding knowledge
  • Follow proper process for obtaining and tracking parts
  • Demonstrate knowledge through clear written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Technical degree in mechanical or diesel technology is a plus, certification in diesel mechanics is a plus, 1 – 3 years’ experience with diesel mechanics and related parts is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • CDL is helpful but not required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to lift or exert force up to 80 pounds on occasion.

Related pages: Maintenance Positions at CTS Diesel Fleet Mechanic

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SUMMARY

The Shop Foreman is a key leader role in the Maintenance Department. This individual will spearhead tractor trailer readiness and availability for our drivers and operations group. The individual is responsible for providing purpose, direction, and motivation to the 1st shift shop maintenance team while continuing workflow continuity to the second shift crew. The Shop Foreman will also provide oversight to the trailer service section when required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED

  • Have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Complete priority work carried over from the previous shift and assign 1st shift work for technicians as the situation develops
  • Perform random quality assurance checks and status of worked performed by technicians
  • Drive and lead an enhanced preventive maintenance program standard
  • Ensure technician repair orders are reviewed for accuracy and details of repair reasons, complaints, causes, and corrective actions
  • Comply and enforce CTS, State, and Federal safety standards for all work processes
  • Provide accountability, issuance, and security of the internal repair parts inventory in excess of 5,000-line items
  • Brief end-of-shift maintenance statuses to shop office staff
  • Respond professionally and rapidly to vehicle drive-up events and driver needs

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Technicians when needed
  • Promptly notify appropriate leadership of safety, emergency, or security events
  • Assist Director of Maintenance with technician quarterly performance reviews
  • Occasional snow and debris removal in facility parking areas
  • Ensure shop clean-up is accomplished at end-of-shift

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for the daily management of a team of technicians to meet and exceed performance expectations for safety, quality, parts integrity, and performance.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or a general education degree (GED) with minimum 3 – 5 years experience in the heavy automotive industry
  • Associates degree in mechanical or diesel technology, or other related field of study with minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience in the heavy automotive industry
  • ASE T2-T8 preferred but not required, or
  • Former Noncommissioned Officers with MOS 62, 63, 91, 0341 series
  • All relative experience and education will be considered

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to lift or exert force up to 80 pounds on occasion.

Related pages: Maintenance Positions at CTS 1st Shift Shop Foreman

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SUMMARY

The Maintenance Director plays a key leadership role in the Company. The individual is responsible for the service, maintenance and upkeep of the fleet of all trucks and trailers.  Must be able to lead a team of subordinates to accomplish timely completion of tasks and meet goals established by the Company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure regular service and maintenance of all trucks and trailers.
  • Maintain service and maintenance records of all vehicles.
  • Assign work areas and tasks to subordinates and ensure the timely completion of work.
  • Coordinate the purchase of spare parts and other repair equipment, while maintaining at least 95% accuracy.
  • Comply with all safety and industry regulations for all work processes and ensure OSHA compliance.
  • Provide insight in speccing equipment to meet specified operational needs.
  • Ability to access maintenance operations in relationship to possible acquisitions.
  • Maintain professional relationships with vendors.
  • Lead and manage a team of subordinates effectively and efficiently.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Out of Service Tractor percentage below 5% daily.
  • Responsible for managing the Indirect/Direct labor of the technicians.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of Standard Repair Times.
  • Manage the warranty process.
  • Effectively convey CTS’ PM to PM philosophy while maintaining a PM % above 95% daily for both tractors and trailers.
  • Ensure all RO’s are closed within 3 days.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance reports related to KPIs.
  • Attend senior leadership meetings as required.
  • Work with finance to develop annual maintenance budget.
  • Provide quarterly reviews for subordinates.
  • Ensure that team leaders are completing quarterly reviews timely for technicians.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate knowledge through clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage time effectively and meet all specified deadlines.
  • Prior knowledge of bid programs for suppliers of the shop programs.
  • Understand and efficiently complete all delegated tasks.
  • Coordination of snow removal from the CTS yard.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The individual is expected to provide supervision to subordinates, consisting of shift team leaders, parts manager, and shop employees.  As a leader in the organization the individual may need to provide general direction to other employees at times. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or a general education degree (GED) from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree in mechanical or automobile engineering or other related field of study with 2 – 3 years experience as a maintenance manager.
  • Experience with TMT is preferred.

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