Mechanic Assistant (Wood River, IL) - Economy Boat Store

We're expanding our team and looking for people who are:
Team Players
Customer Advocates
Relationally Poised
Outgoing and Well Versed Communicators
Multi-task Oriented
Likes to Work Under Deadlines
Thorough and Organized
Since 1936, Economy Boat Store has been providing quality products and services to the barge transportation industry. Economy Boat sells diesel fuel, lube oil, groceries, meat, rope, rigging and many assorted marine supplies and services to our US Inland Waterway and Gulf Coast customers. The Company also provides liquid terminalling services. Pilot Thomas Logistics is the parent company of the Economy Boat Store.
Position Summary:
Responsible for maintaining the mobile fleet and facilities and coordinating all required repairs.
Essential Responsibilities:
Maintain inventory of parts necessary to perform job (i.e., bulbs, gloves, fittings, etc.).
Evaluates poor running vessels & company vehicles and ensures proper diagnosis and repair.
Provide regular maintenance of fleet equipment and facilities.
Review vessel inspection reports and insure all repairs are made to USCG and Company standards.
Perform all required USCG and RCP (RESPONSIBLE CARRIER PROGRAM) services and inspections; keep up-to-date vessel files and ensure that the Company is in regulatory compliance.
Keep fleet in compliance with all USCG and RCP regulations.
Ensure that vessels & company vehicles are always in a safe operating condition.
Other Functions:
Special projects as requested
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
2-5 years of experience in the heavy mechanical industry, diesel engine experience and hydraulics preferred; experience with fluid pumping and metering systems a plus.
Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues with and without diagnostic equipment.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedural manuals, assembly and wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting trees.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral instruction form.
Basic understanding of: internal combustion engines (both gas and diesel), DC electrical systems, air systems, welding techniques, fuel systems, electrical systems, hydraulic systems.
Must be self-motivated with excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize repair events.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to identify all colors, as required by USCG standards.
High school diploma or GED required
Associate's degree preferred
Mechanic certification preferred
Valid driver's license
Working Conditions:
Have a strong commitment to safe working practices
Heavy physical effort (up to 100 lbs)
Hearing, talking, walking, periods of prolonged standing, sitting or crouching

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