Garage Lead

Date:  May 25, 2023

Dillon, SC, US, 29536

Req ID:  68736
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Transportation Incorporated (PTI) is the private fleet for Perdue Foods. With a team of safety-minded, professional drivers, we’re delivering on the promise of customer service and reliability. PTI is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.


Perdue Transportation is looking for a Lead for our second shift (3:30pm to midnight Monday- Friday) in the Dillon, SC Garage.  The Lead diagnoses equipment failures and service and makes repairs to the Company's fleet and equipment in compliance with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifications and DOT US Dept. of Transportation) safety regulations and requirements.

This position spends 20% of a normal workweek supervising other associates.  

This position spends 10% of a normal workweek training and developing other associates.  

This position spends 70% of a normal workweek in production or maintenance related activities.  

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Diagnose company's fleet and equipment failures and makes repairs in compliance with OEM specifications and DOT safety regulations and requirements. Operate equipment to verify proper operation; identifies problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps and determine corrective action through the inspections of failed parts. Utilize shop computer for the diagnosis of equipment and any OEM supplier as needed. Dispose of failed parts, fluids and other waste in an environmentally conscious manner. Ensure work orders are properly completed and work repair task description is accurate to work completed. Remove, clean, repair, re-install and adjust vehicle components proficiently. Develop higher level Fleet Techs  to gain increased knowledge of different vehicle components. Routinely perform preventive maintenance and tire maintenance. Perform road calls and emergency services as necessary. Perform daily safety inspections and minimal reworks while maintaining production standards. Train and lead other fleet techs in completing repair assignments.

  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on cooling systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on intake systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on exhaust systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on lubrication systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on electrical systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on brake (air & hydraulic) systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on suspension (air & spring) systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs on front end & alignment systems.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs to wheels, rims, hubs and tires.
  • Diagnose failures and make repairs to power train components (engine, clutch, transmission, drive line, and differentials)
  • Perform oxygen and acetylene welding repairs.
  • Perform cab, body and frame repairs.
  • Diagnose failures and makes repairs on air conditioning systems.
  • Diagnose failures and makes repairs on refrigeration systems.
  • Diagnose failures and makes repairs on hydraulic systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required.
  • Provide training to mechanics at lower levels as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


Minimum Education

High School or equivalent. 


Experience Requirements

6-10 years with prior supervisory experience.

Requires a minimum of one ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and OEM (Original Equipment Manufactorer) re-certification required. 

New associates must earn one ASE certifications within their first six months of employment and must earn the remaining one certification within the first year of employment.

Must have a valid driver's' license.

Must have demonstrated experience monitoring and meeting PM schedules and operating repair shop equipment.

Good written and oral communication skills. Must have excellent communication skills, bringing demonstrated abilities of building solid relationships with all levels.

Some computer skills.

Experience Preferred

A CDL license is strongly preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, lifting of light and heavy objects. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 lbs. Required to sit, stand, walk use hands to finger, handle, feel, talk, hear, to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and smell. Must be able to lay on back on a mechanic's dolly to work underneath motor vehicle equipment. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Associate must be free of any conditions which result in temporary loss of consciousness or ability to reason. Work is performed with exposure to noise, chemicals, noxious odors gases, poor ventilation, inclement weather, dirt, grease, dust and machinery with moving parts requiring use of protective devices.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina