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Shop Technician

Houston, TX 77073

Posted: 03/29/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Labor Job Number: 84825

Job Description

Purpose and Scope:
The Shop Technician I is responsible for the regular repair, adjustment, cleaning or preparation of batteries for shipment.  They regularly utilize tools and operate machinery and may transport materials to and from offsite locations.

Job Requirements

  • Practices safety and good housekeeping in all circumstances.
  • Loads and unloads truck.
  • Receives and checks in returned materials.
  • Prepares new product for shipment.
  • Discharges any remaining battery power prior to servicing.
  • Washes (power wash), cleans, and neutralizes returned batteries.
  • Removes and disassembles cells and inspects all parts.
  • Replaces defective parts, reassembles battery, and fuses lead parts with gas torch.
  • Fills cells with acid solution and determines specific gravity of solution.
  • Adds water, as needed, to the battery.
  • Attaches charger leads to battery posts or connector and starts charger.
  • Reads oncharge voltage meters and adjusts charge parameters to control time and flow of current through battery.
  • Provides quality control on work performed.
  • As business needs necessitate, travels offsite (driving company vehicle) to evaluate, diagnose, and repair defective equipment and/or transport materials.
  • Safely operates company vehicles. 
  • Operates a forklift.
  • Uses correct techniques for installing or removing batteries from equipment.
  • Follows all company policies and procedures as listed, which are not limited to, warranty, safety, environmental, OSHA, DOT Hazmat, and ISO9000.
  • All other duties as required.

Education/ Training:
  • High School graduate or equivalent, required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and the internet.
  • Knowledge of basic tools and equipment.
  • Forklift Certified or willing to train.
  • Receives 2 weeks of training.
  • Clean and current Driver's license (MVR check) in the applying State.
  • Working experience with soldering and welding equipment.

Pay: $18 - $19/hr
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