TRAC Intermodal

  • Chassis Mechanic - Chicago Service Center (1st shift)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    # of Openings Remaining
  • Overview

    The Chassis Mechanic will perform all types of chassis maintenance and repairs including (but not limited to) welding repairs, brake jobs, tire replacements, electrical repairs, refurbishment, major and minor straightening, component repair and or replacement, welding (M.I.G. and electric arc), cutting with a gas torch and the use of standard repair tools to repair and/or replace chassis parts. The Chassis Mechanic must be knowledgeable of, and observe, all safety rules and adhere to all TRAC policies and procedures. 


    • Daily review of safety rules
    • Perform container chassis refurbishment, maintenance and repairs of various types using appropriate tools, methods, process and procedures
    • Safely handle chassis and other related items using the appropriate handling equipment or devices
    • Communicate with management on repair requirements and methods
    • Perform chassis inspections and write repair estimates to TRAC and or industry repair criteria and standards
    • Safely remove, handle and reinstall tires

    FMCSA Inspection Requirements – MUST:

    • Understand FMCSA container chassis inspection criteria and be able to identify defective components
    • Have proven and documented minimum three years knowledge of methods, procedures, tools and equipment used when performing an FMCSA chassis inspection
    • Be capable of performing FMCSA chassis inspections by reason of a minimum three year’s documented experience or training, or both


    Mechanical FMCSA Brake Criteria – MUST:

    • Have a proven and documented knowledge and understanding of container chassis brake operation, service and inspection
    • Be knowledgeable of methods, procedures, tools and equipment used when performing a chassis brake service or inspection with a minimum three years documented experience



    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Minimum of three years of proven and documented experience inspecting, repairing, servicing and maintaining container chassis
    • Minimum three years documented knowledge and experience of AAR, IICL and DOT rules and criteria as they relate to container chassis
    • Minimum of three years of welding experience
    • Must meet minimum FMCSA requirements
    • Have or be able to obtain a Forklift Certification to operate TRAC forklift and UTR equipment
    • Ability to review a written plan and execute according to the TRAC and industry accepted process, procedures and standards
    • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workloads and handle multiple tasks
    • This position may require periodic support of other local TRAC M&R activities
    • Must have comprehensive set of hand tools / box commensurate for repairing and maintaining container chassis
    • Ability to safely crouch, crawl and bend frequently
    • Ability to work outdoors and standing for extended periods of time
    • Ability to read and write legibly
    • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

    More About Us

    Are you looking for a career with an industry leader? Have big ideas that deserve to be heard? A career at TRAC offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a growing, evolving and ever-improving organization. TRAC Intermodal is North America’s leading intermodal transportation equipment provider and chassis pool manager serving domestic and international shippers. The company's operations include long-term leasing and short-term rentals of approximately 278,000 chassis in our fleet. We also provide pool/fleet management services and are a leader in providing chassis solutions to the intermodal industry that are designed to increase supply chain efficiency, control costs and promote safety. Based in Princeton New Jersey, TRAC Intermodal is opening new locations across North America, experiencing impressive growth and embracing change. With the acquisition of Interstar Fleet Services and partnership with StreetTurn’s Intermodal Data Hub, we continue to expand our service offerings and create new career opportunities. If you want to work with a company whose people live its values every day, consider a career with TRAC Intermodal.



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