Garage Mechanic

Location:, Fort Worth, Texas

FDF_801000 Garage

Date Posted: 03/07/2024

Pay Type: Hourly
Job Family: Maintenance/Facilities/Vehicle
Req. No. 7269

For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.

We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees—continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Garage Mechanic is a fulltime position. Mechanics will diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul trucks and all types of diesel engines. Must provide your own tools. Responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Perform duties by following the Company’s safety standards. 
    • Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.
    • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, drill press and jacks and hoists.
    • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
    • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
    • Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
    • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
    • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
    • Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
    • Immediately communicate problems with Supervisor by phone
    • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
    • Other responsibilities may be assigned by the manager.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    • Driver's License required.
    • 3yrs of Diesel Mechanic experience/and or training required.
    • Experience/training with Thermo King or Carrier refrigeration not required but preferred.
    • High school diploma or GED; 2 yrs or more related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
    • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs.

Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K with matching contribution
  • Profit-Sharing Plan (100% company-paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • Paid Vacation and Holidays
    • Employee Credit Union

    We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.

    Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor