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Yard Personnel / Entry Level Mechanic

Posted Date: 08-02-21
Location: Nashville - TN
Manage Others: No
Availability: Full Time

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In this ever-growing industry, we strive to find qualified individuals to join our Ahern team and to continue the Ahern Family traditions as we strive for success in new, innovative ways. 


Ahern Rentals is looking for a dependable and efficient Yard Person/ Entry Level Mechanic to join our dynamic team.  This position are precious commodities to Ahern Rentals. There is a true expectation that the yard and all equipment is in good condition, works properly and well maintained.


The Yard Person position requires being able to operate all kinds of equipment and utilizing it to keep the yard clean and organized. A Yard Person will be required to work outside exposing them to various types of weather. The right candidate will have good people skills, be able to deliver messages, and keep files on fuel logs. They will also report any damage to equipment found during check-ins to the supervisor. A Yard person will work with counter personnel on assisting customers with any questions or information needed.


Mechanics are responsible for the performance of skilled mechanical tasks in the minor repair and maintenance of heavy machineries used in construction projects and other similar activities. They are trained to work safely and assure that they can protect themselves from injury. Supervision is exercised over equipment mechanics of lower classification.



Incentive Package includes:

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life
  • Supplemental Insurance Options Available


Qualifications for Yard Person/ Entry Level Mechanic:

  • Must have good public relation skills to assist Customers
  • Must possess good organizational skills
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Must be able to read/write English fluently.
  • Must be able to safely operate various types of high reach equipment including forklifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts; we will train.
  • Must be able to wear safety fall protection.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Must have good driving record
  • Must be able to provide Motor Vehicle Record at time of job offer (current within 15 days) IF required to drive.


Responsibilities for Yard Person include but not limited to:

  • Assists with loading and unloading equipment for outside haulers.
  • Advises customers on proper equipment handling techniques
  • Fuels and meters equipment upon check-in
  • Stages equipment for deliveries
  • Ensures yard is neat and efficient and picks up shop waste
  • Must be able to proficiently operate all equipment
  • Ensures that all rental equipment is properly tagged and has required key
  • Handles yard check-ins and check-outs
  • May be required to drive company vehicle on occasion
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis                   


Responsibilities for Entry Level Mechanic include but not limited to:

  • Must accurately complete necessary inspections, PM services, minor repairs, and adjustments as well as annual inspections.
  • Complete tests of functions and safety devices.
  • Use parts manuals to obtain parts and order parts.
  • May be required to change out forks or attachments.
  • May have to run pressure washers to clean equipment.
  • May have to drive machines on public roadways.
  • May have to run an occasional service call
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • The Class C forklift mechanic is responsible for properly and thoroughly inspecting and servicing units returned from rental. This includes using computer for opening/closing work orders & Service maintenance forms.



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