Service Technician Foretravel Inc Foretravel Inc

Position Summary

RV Service Technicians diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers.
  • Explain use of products or services.
  • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
  • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or piping.
  • Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
  • Refinish wood or metal surfaces.
  • Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Near Vision
    — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Oral Comprehension
    — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Manual Dexterity
    — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • Oral Expression
    — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Problem Sensitivity
    — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Repairing
    — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

  • Troubleshooting
    — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  • Critical Thinking
    — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Speaking
    — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Active Listening
    — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Employees in this position will be expected to stand, sit, lay down, crouch, squat, walk, reach, bend over, pull, push, lift, team lift, and perform a variety of motions and movements frequently. Employees will be in a semi-temperature-controlled environment that can be subject to various weather conditions.

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