Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Description

A heavy equipment mechanic or heavy equipment technician is a person who solves problems with heavy equipment, including bulldozers, front-end loaders, tractors, drilling machines, forklifts, cranes, and hoists.

A heavy equipment mechanic does not perform routine maintenance, but works to fix machines when they break down.

A heavy equipment mechanic uses special tools to service the machine and is knowledgeable about different machines and how they work.

A heavy equipment mechanic usually has a high school diploma or GED, and two years of high school level math.

A heavy equipment mechanic can work in many industries, including construction, mining, agriculture, and oil and gas.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Heavy Equipment Mechanics to join our team! We offer competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity to work on a variety of machines. If you're interested in joining our team, please submit an application today!

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Duties:

  • Prevent breakdowns in heavy equipment by conducting preventive maintenance and repairs
  • Oversee the repair process for mechanical equipment
  • Perform minor repairs on hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Follow manufacturer’s directions for basic repair and maintenance
  • Check integrity of equipment
  • Inspect, clean, and lubricate equipment
  • Keep detailed maintenance records

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and service machinery in order to keep it operational on road or in workshop
  • Provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and service on heavy construction equipment
  • Make sure all work is performed in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Lend expertise to other team members as needed

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Requirements And Skills:

  • AA degree in heavy equipment mechanics (or similar)
  • 3+ years’ of heavy equipment mechanic experience on a wide variety of equipment
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of equipment repair and maintenance; electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems; mechanical systems troubleshooting

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to our success. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.