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Field Mechanic

Field Mechanic

Department: Mechanic Shop

Reports to: Yard Manager

General Purpose: The Field Mechanic will be responsible to inspect, service, and maintain our range of heavy-duty machinery equipment. Will be driving to the job site, inspecting engines and equipment, carrying out services, conducting repairs, and providing routine maintenance to the construction fleet.

Essential Duties:

• Inspecting excavator, grapples, shears, bobcats, forklift, and other heavy equipment for proper performance.

• Diagnosing faults using computerized testing equipment.

• Adjusting equipment and replacing faulty parts.

• Cleaning, lubricating, and conducting routine services on heavy-duty vehicles.

• Cleaning and servicing of machine attachments like winches, blades, and side booms.

• Performing major repair work when necessary.

• Consulting with other mechanics on smaller jobs.

• Reporting damaged or faulty equipment to management.

• Conduct regular maintenance on machinery, systems, and automotive vehicles.

• Meet with clients to better understand their concerns and identify the issue.

• Assemble mechanical components according to specifications.

• Examine machines and oversee diagnostic tests to determine functionality problems.

• Design a plan of action for all maintenance tasks and upgrades.

• Maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records.

• Monitor inventory and order new parts when necessary.

• Offer consultation on maintenance and preventative procedures to machine and vehicle users.

• Perform vehicle assessments and alert clients on issues that will prohibit their vehicles from passing inspection.

• Complete mandatory weekly/monthly or as needed, safety trainings via computer in an office environment.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education/Experience: 5-10 years of experience preferred. Must have experience with troubleshooting and repairing hydraulic systems, repairing hydraulic cylinders, fabricating, and welding with metal, troubleshooting, and repairing 12- and 24-volts electrical systems.

Language Skills: Will be required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos, to write correspondence, memos, and schedule; to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to guests, clients, and fellow staff.

Mathematical Skills: Basic math skills required.

Reasoning Ability: Problem solving, reasoning, and “thinking out of the box” will be a constant requirement; in addition, applying common sense understanding to better serve our guests’ needs.

Physical Demands:

• Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections.

• Prolonged periods of walking and standing.

• Must be able to lift up, push and pull to 40 pounds at a time.

• Consistently climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crawls or crouches.

• Consistently turning and moving of hands, arms, feet, and legs.

Vision Requirements: Regularly uses close, distance, color, and peripheral vision as well as depth perception. Ability to adjust focus.

 Environment/Noise: Often works outdoors in both hot and cold temperatures. Occasionally works in wet areas.

Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability Preferences

• Strong attention to detail.

• Must be able to successfully complete assignments or tasks with little supervision.

• Must be able to work in a team environment and collaborate with coworkers to accomplish all work goals and assigned tasks.

• Aware of the alarm sound and signals for starting the equipment or systems.

• Must be able to work safely in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : ""

Job Function : Manufacturing

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