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Ryder is hiring NOW in Houston, TX!

We have an immediate opening for a Diesel Technician! Ryder is a global established company, and we are looking to add to our growing team!

At Ryder you'll be exposed to our diverse fleet! You may work on (but not limited to) the following equipment: Detroit, Cummins, Mack, International, Carrier, Volvo and Thermo King!

At Ryder, you'll also be able to take advantage of our excellent hands on training program! We have up-to-date software and training material to take your career to the next level.

Check out Ryder's webpage for available opportunities near you!

What Ryder can offer you:

• Ongoing technical training and advancement opportunities

• Safe working environment

• Great exposure- working on a wide range of equipment

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance and 401K

• PTO, Vacation & Sick Time and Holiday Pay

• Stability – Ryder is a trusted industry leader; founded in 1933

• Award Winning Employer- Ryder was recently named #62 of 500 on America’s Best Employers 2015 by Forbes

• Uniforms provided along with a Boot Allowance

• Tuition Reimbursement


Under close supervision, this position performs minor to average routine maintenance and repair services on different types of vehicles.

Works with the assistance of a T3, T4, TIC, SS or SM, when performing highly technical and superior diagnostic type repairs. Task assignments are directed by shop management to encourage development in a productive manner.

The T2 Technician performs minor to average repairs and routine maintenance under limited supervision. The T2 may be assigned to work/train directly with a T3 or T4.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Post-secondary vocational education strongly preferred

  • Must have minimum tools required as outlined in Maintenance policy 2.02


  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Valid CDL (license A) is highly desired; mandatory in some locations

  • Must possess state license as required

  • This position requires for you to drive Ryder vehicles. In order to become a Ryder employee you must:

  • Must be able to obtain CDL within 6 months after hire

  • Pass a Ryder Drug Test

  • Pass a DOT physical

  • Pass a Ryder road test

  • Pass a Ryder Background and Motor vehicle check including Drug and alcohol verification from previous employers for the last 3 years

Important Note: Additional requirements may be required in different locations and/or accounts.


  • Performs vehicle maintenance and repair duties including:

  • Performs standard vehicle maintenance

  • Performs standard component inspections and repairs

  • Performs preventive maintenance

  • Diagnoses standard mechanical and electronic problems, utilizing diagnostic computer when applicable

  • Identifies root cause of basic failures/conditions and perform repairs as required

  • Replaces defective components as instructed

  • Performs facility maintenance duties

  • Interacts with customers/drivers to properly determine nature of complaint once assigned a task

  • Utilizes key functions of Shop Management System and electronic documentation available

  • Works in accordance with all federal/ provincial and corporate compliance guidelines (i.e., safety, DOT, MOT)

  • Other support duties as required to support operations. These could include but are not limited to Service Island support.

  • Skill Area: Tire and Wheel Maintenance: Tire & Wheel safety trained within 90 days (TW208)

  • Perform air pressure checks

  • Check tread depth

  • Identify tires that need to be changed or repaired

  • Perform tire P.M. checks

  • Replace tire and wheel assemblies

  • Skill Area: Preventive Maintenance: PM trained and qualified within 90 days (PM230&PM298)

  • Proper lube techniques

  • Minimal tire inspection

  • Brake check/applied stroke

  • Battery check

  • Under vehicle check/loose components

  • Fault code identification

  • Skill Area: Brakes-Hydraulic Brake Hydraulic trained and qualified within 90 days (BH220 & BH298)* where appropriate

  • Road test for proper operation

  • Make visual inspections for leaks

  • Check park brake operation

  • Check fluid level

  • Measure lining thickness

  • Adjust service brakes

  • Adjust park brakes

  • Skill Area: Brakes-Air: Brake Air trained and qualified within 90 days (BA220 & BA298)

  • Identify, remove, & replace all brake-related defective components

  • Identify components of air brake system

  • Operate brakes and identify irregular noises, air leaks

  • Perform simple air system tests

  • Measure lining thickness

  • Adjust brakes

  • Perform air brake sections of P.M.

  • Measure drums, rotors, cam bushings

  • Skill Area: A/C & Heater

  • Operate the system and recognize if the system is cooling or not (PM related)

  • Perform basic system checks such as power to compressor, condenser obstructions, belt tension, etc.

  • Skill Area: Cargo Handling/Transfer, Liftgates

  • Identify leaks

  • Operate lift gate

  • Identify make and model

  • Add fluid to bring to proper level

  • Skill Area: Charging Systems (electrical) : HD electrical trained within 90 days (DR208)

  • Visually inspect batteries

  • Clean connections

  • Check condition of belts

  • Check alternator mounting and pulley

  • Replace and adjust belts

  • Skill Area: Cranking System (electrical)

  • Inspect and test batteries

  • Visually inspect cables and cranking motor

  • Clean the battery cables, connections and starter

  • Replace batteries

  • Charge and check batteries

  • Replace or repair defective cables

  • Skill Area: Lighting System and Electrical Accessories

  • Repair minor wiring problems

  • Repair minor lighting problems

  • Replace bulbs, lenses and simple light assemblies

  • Replace and adjust sealed beams

  • Install or replace accessories such as heated mirrors, fans, radios, CBs, spotlights, electronic devices, etc.

  • Skill Area: Clutch

  • Lubricate throw-out bearing, linkage, shafts, and cables-

  • Identify proper clutch operation

  • Identify proper clutch brake operation and adjust

  • Adjust hydraulic or mechanical clutches

  • Skill Area: Cooling Systems

  • Check and adjust coolant levels

  • Visually inspect system for leaks

  • Make minor repairs such as hose replacements, fan shrouds, leaking fittings, etc.

  • Recognize permanent antifreezes and their requirements

  • Use refractometer

  • Use pressure tester

  • Skill Area: Drive Axles

  • Inspect housings for leaks

  • Change oil and filter, if required, and clean breathers

  • Skill Area: Driveline

  • Lubricate drive line

  • Skill Area: Diesel/Gas Engines-All Engines

  • Check and adjust oil levels

  • Identify unusual noises, and oil leaks

  • Skill Area: Fuel Systems

  • Replace and prime fuel filter

  • Check gas and diesel fuel system components such as fuel lines, pickup tubes, return lines, etc. for proper integrity and condition

  • Skill Area: Steering and Non driven Axles and Alignment

  • Lubricate grease fittings, check and adjust fluid levels

  • Check all steering components for wear

  • Skill Area: Suspension-Chassis and Cab

  • Identify makes and models

  • Identify normal operation

  • Identify and repair air leaks

  • Identify malfunctions and make basic repairs (broken springs, excessive wear on bushings, etc.) withmoderate supervision

  • Skill Area: Vehicle Coupling System (PM)

  • Lubricate fifth wheel plate and slider mechanism

  • Operate slider mechanism

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2016-33825

Job Locations US - TX - HOUSTON

Posted Date 10/17/2016

Category Technicians/Service Employees

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 7006