Clerk changing oil

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by drpibb81, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. drpibb81

    drpibb81 New Member

    I am the night clerk / car washer and I was told last week that I need to check the trucks oil everyday now. Is this part of my job description? This is a small building (14-16 routes normally) but shouldn't this be the mechanics job?
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    2 things here ;
    1. Work as directed
    2. Car Washers have been checking oil for decades.
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    wait until next week when they want you to clean the toilets
  4. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    You get paid by the hour, just take you time checking the oil
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  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I cleaned toilets and swept floors when I started p/t in 1976. I was glad just to get the hours. lol.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I think they are conveying that the answer is "No", it is not the mechanics job.

    You a gurl?
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Washers here do oil changes and tire rotations.
  8. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    My understanding about the car washer position is they were supposed to wash and park the package cars for the preload, but also check the fluid levels(brake, oil, steering, wiper etc. . .) I know many locations don't do it but checking the levels isn't complicated or time consuming, and if the fluids were an issue I'm not sure if they informed the mechanics or just topped them off themselves.

    Checking isn't changing though so your post contradicts the thread subject.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, they would top the fluids off, if needed.
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    They would top my fluids every night.

    So coolant would overflow out of the reservoir everyday and the same customers would tell me I had a leak.
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  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Had this one PC that was always low on oil.
    So every time oil was added.
    Until a mechanic came along one day to inform the car wash that this PC's oil stick was wrong , it was to short.
  12. we check oils and other fluids on Friday nights.
  13. Gumby

    Gumby *

    No I'm not
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Checking the oil (not changing it) is part of car wash. Not the clerk part of that combo job.

    In any event, work as directed.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Spill oil all over the manifold so it gets stinky as it starts to burn off . That's what they do here.
  16. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    They do that here and my center is bigger than yours

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Should you accept this responsibility, please know it is a simple one, but it can be done wrong. I have lost more than one engine due to the person in charge not wiping the stick before taking a reading.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    It is a Teamster job here and us mechanics are not allowed to go out and do it as an end in itself on all vehicles.
  19. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Don't diesel enigines give wrong reading if the enigine is hot?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Some require some sitting time for oil to drain back to the pan. Not so much a heat thing.