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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Posted on: March 17, 2021
Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Website Site Work Specialists

Excavation, Utility, and Site Construction Contractor

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Description

Job Summary:

At Site Work Specialists, a heavy equipment mechanic assists with preventative maintenance and repairs of diesel equipment in the field. They travel to various job sites to make electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic repairs on equipment such as excavators, loaders, trenchers, dozers, and more.

The position’s skill set is always increasing by working with an exceptional team that prides itself on doing some of the finest and most challenging projects in this region.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Duties and Responsibilities:

Preventative maintenance on heavy equipment
Diagnosis and repair of heavy equipment
Follow standards in ordering necessary parts
Knowledge of diesel engine repair
Complete necessary daily walkarounds and checks on equipment
Daily servicing of equipment (lube, hydraulics, etc.)
Maintain proper shop paperwork
Keeping cab and floors of equipment free of trash
Other tasks outside of equipment maintenance as directed by supervisor
Be dependable to your team: You work as a team and progress as a team
Required Skills/Abilities:

Minimum of 2 years of experience specific to heavy equipment (will consider less than two years experience if the candidate has completed a recognized training program)
Must be able to obtain Class A CDL with airbrake endorsement (willing to train)
Pay attention to job details and job site hazards
Willingness to learn and master new tasks, duties, and responsibilities
Safely and correctly operate all equipment and manual/power tools. Do not operate any equipment or tools that you have not been trained to use properly
Keep all tools in good, clean, and operating order
Demonstrate and promote safety and proper housekeeping in the shop and all job sites
Display a positive attitude towards the company, fellow employees, and customers
Take direction and accomplish duties outlined by your supervisor and ask questions when you do not understand the task
Be responsible for working unsupervised for periods of time and complete work as directed
Be ready to help with any task, even if it is below your skill level

Other Requirements:

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random employee pool drug/alcohol testing
Must have personal transportation to and from job sites, including out-of-town work
Must arrive on time to job site fit for duty for required shift and have personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary tools with you.
Attend all safety meetings and maintain safe job site practices following company policy
Wear and maintain PPE as directed by supervisor and safety team, including but not limited to hard hats, safety glasses, and high visibility vests
Willingness to travel out-of-town
Work overtime as required, including some weekends
Maintain acceptable personal hygiene
Dress appropriately for winter working conditions
Required Tools:

Must have own mechanic tools to work on heavy equipment

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds regularly throughout the work shift
Must be physically able to work a minimum of 8 hours a day and overtime as needed
Must be able to stand for long periods, lift heavy materials, perform strenuous tasks, and work outdoors in high heat and cold weather conditions


This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Site Work Specialists provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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