SurfaceCycle CareersHeavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic
Reporting ManagerShop Manager
$25.00 – $35.00 per hour (depending on experience) plus bonus; candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus
The Mechanic is responsible for the health and maintenance of all the company equipment that is in service, to include pickups and all company heavy equipment (i.e., milling machines, reclaimers, skid steers, forklifts vehicles, etc.). The Mechanic is responsible for maintaining production, quality and safety standards by ensuring the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.
Essential Job Duties
- Above all, ensures that safe practices are followed in all aspects of daily activities. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
- Responsible for diagnosing complex electrical, mechanical hydraulic and pneumatic issues with the company equipment accurately the first time. Locates source(s) of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precisions measuring and testing instruments.
- Reads schematics, diagrams, blueprints, etc. to assist with repairs and/or diagnostics. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations as well as company standards, policies and procedures.
- Removes, replaces, and repairs major components of milling machines, skid-steer loaders, street sweepers, heavy and light trucks, etc.
- Maintains records and reports of the repairs performed on the company equipment.
- Performs routine and timely inspections of maintenance services on heavy equipment; tracks expirations and performing inspections and preventive maintenance of equipment.
- Conducts annual vehicle inspections as per Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements.
- Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
- Actively communicates with the Shop Manager, other mechanics, operators, etc. to ensure time repair and maintenance services are provided.
- Coordinates ordering of proper parts with Shop Manager for completion of the assigned repairs and maintenance of the equipment. Responsible for the cost control for repairs and maintenance of company equipment.
- Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
- Responsible for coordination of projects to ensure timely expectations are met.
- All other duties as assigned for the successful execution and/or completion of various projects whether or not specifically assigned.
- Adheres to safety and work performance standards to comply with OSHA, company and other agency regulations.
- Perform repairs on job sites and in the field as needed.
- Maintain a safe and efficient workflow in the shop.
- Maintain degree of professionalism and customer satisfaction for employees operating the equipment and a positive customer experience.
- Maintain ability to work overtime, nights and weekends particularly during the high season.
- Complete special projects as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Experience and excellent knowledge of the repair and maintenance of heavy duty construction equipment; a minimum of 3 years of experience preferred.
- Experience with rotomilling and/or related equipment highly preferred.
- Ability to work long hours outdoors and will be on their feet all day while either walking or standing.
- Detail oriented, organized, and capable of working independently and efficiently in a high-pressure environment.
- Reasonable level of computer literacy.
- Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record; CDL preferred.
- Knowledge of organizational and safety operations and procedures, safety methods and practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of Department of Transportation (DOT) and current OSHA rules and regulations and ensuring compliance with these guidelines.
- Ability to engage in heavy manual labor for extended periods, in all types of weather and under various working conditions.
- Demonstrated skills in the care and use of hand and power tools employed in all phases of heavy equipment mechanical maintenance and repair work.
- Able to read, write and communicate verbally in English. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and backgrounds.
- Ability to follow instructions in a verbal and written format.
- Ability to use good judgement and foresight.
- Ability to speak to others to convey information effectively.
- Ability to work overtime, nights and weekends particularly during the high season summer months.
- Ability to travel to job sites; ability to quickly and effectively diagnose and repair mechanical/maintenance issues.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
- Occasionally works in an indoor office relatively free from environmental conditions or hazards.
- Must tolerate working environment with outside temperatures that include excessive heat, cold, wind, and precipitation.
- Must be able to work outside, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with moving parts.
- Must be able to push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds to an overhead position.
- Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, and twist body.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to use both hands and demonstrate good hand-eye coordination.
- Tolerance to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Potentially exposed to contaminants, such as dust or fumes from exhaust; frequent exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Occasionally work in very bright or very dim lighting conditions.
- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that produce cuts or minor burns.
- Occasionally are exposed to whole body vibration, such as when using a jackhammer.
- May need to work in tight/confined spaces or work areas.
- Must be able to regularly wear personal protective equipment, including hard hats, safety goggles, safety vests and/or ear plugs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. This job description is not to be construed as all inclusive. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related task as requested. Reasonable accommodations may be considered and implemented to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.