Heavy Equipment Mechanic Duties
This is skilled work at the journeyman level in the maintenance
and repair of heavy construction equipment.
Work involves performance of varied repairs of all types of
diesel powered heavy construction equipment. Work also includes
repairing of automotive gasoline powered equipment. Although
work is normally performed under general supervision of a
foreman, employees must employ independent judgement and
resourcefulness in performing mechanical repair work, especially
when repairs are made in the field. Work is reviewed through the
proper functioning and performance of equipment repaired.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Inspects, repairs, and adjusts graders, scrapers, trenching
machines, pans, backhoe, diesel tractors, hydraulic and cable
operated attachments, and earth moving bulldozers.
Overhauls, adjust, and tunes diesel and gasoline engines; grinds
valves; overhauls transmissions.
Repairs and replaces pistons, crankshafts, bearings, clutches,
and hydraulic drivers.
Rebuilds and replaces tractor undercarriages; changes tracks,
rollers, and frames.
Repairs miscellaneous equipment such as welding machines, fork
lifts, and chain saws.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some
experience at the journeyman level in the repair of heavy
construction equipment; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and
standard practices of heavy equipment mechanical work.
Considerable knowledge of the operating and maintenance
requirements of various types of heavy construction equipment.
Some knowledge of the occupational hazards of the mechanical
trades and of necessary safety precautions.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written
Ability to locate and diagnose defects in diesel and gas powered
Skill in the use of tools and equipment and their care in the
repair and maintenance of heavy equipment.