Fleet Maintenance Mechanics perform systematic preventive maintenance by inspecting items on the tractors such as the fan belts, oil levels, transmission fluid, air filter, wind shield and the rooflines and panels of trailers. They also troubleshoot problems and make repairs when necessary. The Mechanics work to make sure they are performing this maintenance according to Publix policy, government regulations, manufacturer requirements, as well as their own personal knowledge of fleet vehicles and equipment. Starting pay rates depend on a mechanic's knowledge and experience. Future pay increases are based on performance. Shift assignments generally depend on a mechanic's length of service in each Distribution facility.
Qualifications we look for
The required qualifications differ somewhat depending on the specific equipment in each facility. They also differ depending on the level of responsibility for a particular position. In general, however, most of our Fleet Maintenance Mechanics must:
- Obtain an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Medium/Heavy Truck Certification
- Possess a valid Class "A" Commercial Drivers License (within 90 days of his or her start date in the position)
- Have basic knowledge of welding techniques on aluminum and steel
- Have experience with medium/heavy duty trucks or trade school
How to apply
Go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Distribution within the Functional Area selection box.
When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.
If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in
- Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
- Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.