Contract Freighters



Job Description Job Summary:
Responsible for inspecting tractors trailers and completing minor repairs to fuel island(s), and completing fuel counts. May be required to perform washing and detailing of CFI equipment as designated by management. Keep all work areas clean and free of debris.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect tractors and trailers
  • Prepare and follow the preliminary Equipment Interchange form/process [Laredo, TX only].
    Perform Lock Out/Tag Out process.
  • Perform annual inspection (if qualified).
  • Basic mechanical repair, i.e. lights, wipers, decals, etc.
  • Ensure unit(s) meets CFI appearance standards.
  • The following requirements are also essential and expected of all employees:

  • Consistently maintains a professional demeanor and communicates in a respectful and collaborative manner with coworkers, managers and others in the workplace.
  • Follows direction, is engaged and productive, and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
  • Has ability to work independently and to collaborate with and support other members of the department and across the enterprise.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Demonstrates the Company's core values and complies with Company policies and procedures.
  • May be required to perform duties outside of the above responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
  • Scope and Accountability:
    Completes moderately complex tasks following well-defined procedures; may involve a variety of work routines; applies a range of experience and/or skills; selects the appropriate alternatives from a variety of defined options; may provide on-the-job training to new team members.

    Sun-Wed 8am to 8pm


    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Basic mechanical ability.
  • Must be in compliance with 49 CFR Part 396.19 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in order to perform an Annual inspection.
  • Must be in compliance with 49 CFR Part 396.25 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in order to perform brake inspections and adjustments.
  • Ability to work in damp atmosphere.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs overhead.
  • Ability to repeatedly enter/exit CFI equipment.
  • Preferred Powered Industrial Truck Certified.
  • Regular and timely attendance is also an essential fob function.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish [Laredo, TX only]

  • Skills and Competencies:

  • Functional/Technical Skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.
  • Getting Organized -- Is well organized, resourceful and planful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles. Spends his/her time on what's important.
  • Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support of peers; Encourages collaboration; Can be candid with peers.
  • Informing - Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.
  • Written Communications - Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people--up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Patience - Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting; waits for others to catch up before acting; sensitive to due process and proper pacing; follows established process.
  • Acting with Honor and Character -- Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; walks his/her talk; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences.
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    Work Environment: The duties of this job are performed in both an office environment and a light industrial environment, thereby experiencing some minor to moderate level of noise due to office equipment and industrial equipment.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. All colleagues may be required to perform duties outside of the above responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.

    CFI is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

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