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"Transportation Vehicle Equipment Inspectors"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Transportation Vehicle Equipment Inspectors"

1) Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.

2) Inspect vehicles or equipment to ensure compliance with rules, standards, or regulations.

3) Examine transportation vehicles, equipment, or systems to detect damage, wear, or malfunction.

4) Conduct vehicle or transportation equipment tests, using diagnostic equipment.

5) Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.

6) Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.

7) Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.

8) Investigate complaints regarding safety violations.

9) Examine carrier operating rules, employee qualification guidelines, or carrier training and testing programs for compliance with regulations or safety standards.

 

 

11) Review commercial vehicle logs, shipping papers, or driver and equipment records to detect any problems or to ensure compliance with regulations.

12) Investigate incidents or violations, such as delays, accidents, and equipment failures.


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13) Negotiate with authorities, such as local government officials, to eliminate hazards along transportation routes.

14) Evaluate new methods of packaging, testing, shipping, or transporting hazardous materials to ensure adequate public safety protection.

15) Attach onboard diagnostics (OBD) scanner cables to vehicles to conduct emissions inspections.

16) Compare emissions findings with applicable emissions standards.

17) Conduct remote inspections of motor vehicles, using handheld controllers and remotely directed vehicle inspection devices.

18) Conduct visual inspections of emission control equipment and smoke emitted from gasoline or diesel vehicles.

19) Identify emissions testing procedures and standards appropriate for the age and technology of vehicles.

20) Identify modifications to engines, fuel systems, emissions control equipment, or other vehicle systems to determine the impact of modifications on inspection procedures or conclusions.

21) Monitor or review output from systems, such as Thermal Imaging Units (TIU) or roadside imaging tools, to identify high risk commercial motor vehicles for follow-up inspections.

22) Perform low-pressure fuel evaluative tests (LPFET) to test for harmful emissions from vehicles without onboard diagnostics (OBD) equipment.

Job Description for "Transportation Vehicle Equipment Inspectors" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  53-6051.07