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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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Full-Time Pullman, WA Jan 11, 2018

Job Description

  • A Heavy Equipment Mechanic is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of heavy equipment.
  • A Heavy Equipment Mechanic is primarily responsible to diagnose and repair any heavy equipment.
  • A Heavy Equipment Mechanic primary objective is to follow the instructions given to him by the shop foreman.

A Heavy Equipment Mechanic repairs and adjusts hydraulic pumps, safety valves, and engines and transmissions on mixer trucks, concrete pump trucks, dump trucks. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic maintains, services, adjusts and repairs bulldozers, compactors, graders, excavators, loaders, skid loaders, paving equipment, backhoes, work trucks, flatbed trucks and diesel engines.  The Heavy Equipment Mechanic is expected to attend special training and familiarization workshops dealing with innovations in heavy equipment operations, repairs, and maintenance. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic inspects repairs and adjusts diesel power units, hydraulic systems, injection valves and systems, mold boards, and scarifies on road graders. He/she must also inspect, adjust and repair gasoline and diesel tractors, and hydraulic and cable operated attachments on tractors. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic repairs and maintains GPS Grade Control Systems and sets proper grade.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic is expected to perform incidental welding operations on equipment. He/she is required to have some welding knowledge as well as experience in the field. He/she communicates any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic knows the hazards of his/her job and is trained in safety precautions of the trade. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must have a knowledge in the operation and maintenance requirements of heavy duty construction equipment.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must have skills in the care and use of hand and power tools employed in all phases of heavy equipment mechanical maintenance and repair work. His/her skills must also include the use of automotive servicing equipment such as A/C recycler, hydraulic jack, or exhaust systems.  In order to get the position, they must have five years of experience as a skilled equipment mechanic, including experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty construction or concrete equipment.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must have the ability to diagnose defects in heavy duty equipment. They also need to be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions in the English language. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic abilities include completing forms to record or report information in standard format as specified by the form. They observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic installs, replaces or adjusts filters, belts or similar objects to maintain equipment. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic makes skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects to repair equipment. He/she is most efficient when it comes to reading, understanding and applying information from charts, graphs, and manuals.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must be able to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time. He/she must be capable of lifting arms above shoulder level to install and remove transmission components as well as bend or stoop repeatedly over time to check air pressure on tires. He must be capable of manipulating tools in areas of limited spaces. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic must be able to move heavy objects fifty pounds or more long distances. Of course the Heavy Equipment Mechanic works safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic has positions that will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.

Benefits include Company 401k participation and health insurance.

Salary varies by work experience and qualifications.  Range is from $42,800 to $55,200 per year.

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Or you may apply by mail or in person at 6901 State Route 270, Pullman, WA

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