Requisition Number: 06550-DRN
Job Title: Trailer Mechanic - 4 Day Work Week
City: Ankeny
State: IA
Pay Scale: All Companies/Regions - Negotiable

Trailer Mechanic - 4 Day Work Week

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Description/Job Summary

Dohrn Transfer is a leading Midwest LTL Carrier providing less-than-truckload, truckload, and value-added services throughout our 10-state service area.  Join our team and become a part of our new growth and bright future!  We offer competitive salary and a great benefit package in an exciting, rewarding industry.

Dohrn is currently seeking a Trailer Mechanic at our Des Moines, IA (Ankeny, IA)  terminal.


  • Operate and inspect mechanical equipment to diagnose defects
  • Preventive maintenance of equipment
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment
  • Plan work procedure using charges and experience
  • Repair, replace and adjust necessary units and parts
  • Enter labor lines and parts into repair order computer system
  • May travel to other company shop locations when staff is needed
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned


  • A minimum age of 18
  • High School completion or equivalent
  • Command of English language to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Must pass a NON-Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and functional screen NOTE: CDL-qualified mechanics will be subject to a DOT physical examination
  • Must consent to a pre-employment drug screen; Dohrn Transfer must receive a negative result
  • Experience is preferred
  • Federal inspection certifications are preferred
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment is required
  • Must have previous experience maintaining detailed and routine record keeping
  • Manual dexterity required
  • Must possess knowledge of occupational hazards & standard safety precautions
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to communicate to both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually
  • Excellent attendance


  • Overtime may be necessary during peak periods; Must be able to work a varied schedule or travel based on need
  • Heavy work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, and 100+ lbs. on an occasional basis
  • Subject to both internal and external environmental conditions: work occurs inside and outside; Outside work may be in extreme weather conditions
  • Subject to: standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching for sustained periods of time
  • Subject to noise: there is sufficient noise to require shouting in order to be heard above the ambient noise level
  • Subject to hazards: includes a variety of physical working conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, and exposure to chemicals
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists and gases
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operate machines and motor vehicles
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye


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We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.