The Heavy Vehicle Mechanic performs repairs and maintains a variety of heavy equipment including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, trailers, cranes, forklifts, container handlers, back-hoes, trenchers, loaders, graders, scrapers, compactors, dozers, skid steers, and associated equipment.
Fleet consist of 65% Caterpillar, 15% International, 10% Freightliner and 10% consist of Volvo, John Deere, Bobcat and other companies brand.
Engines range from Mercedes- Benz, Detroit Diesel, International, Case, Cummins and others.) Principal Accountabilities (Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
Perform general purpose heavy vehicle maintenance activities including installation, repair, trouble-shooting, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance.
Disassemble and reassemble engines and mechanical units to inspect and diagnose parts using computerized test equipment, calibration devices, gauges, etc.
Repair and overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment
Repair and service air conditioning systems
Calibrate load monitoring indicators to ensure safe and reliable lifts
Rebuild hydraulic cylinders, valves, planetary drive units, suspensions, springs, bushings, and kingpins
Replace seals and bearings, axel brakes, and crane rigging
Provide input and data for processing work orders, invoices, equipment repair records, and activity reports
Adhere to all established safety policies and standards to include identification, use, and proper procedures for handling or disposal of hazardous waste.
Perform recovery operations as needed.
Act as point-of-contact for maintenance issues in absence of Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman.
Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Specialized knowledge and skills in diesel and heavy automotive repair and maintenance
Skilled in replacing major components and parts on engineering and construction equipment.
Practical understanding of theory of hydraulics (Pascal Theory), pulley and gear ratios.
Ability to read and understand schematics, blueprints and technical drawings.
Knowledge of diagnostics and ability to conduct technical research on the computer
Prefer knowledge of US military heavy construction / road repair vehicles and equipment, Material Handling Equipment (MHE), OSHA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), military regulations standards, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements.
Experience & Education
Minimum seven (7) years of heavy vehicle maintenance experience in civilian heavy equipment / military / tactical environment
Must be experienced in the repair of major systems.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Prefer welding experience, need not to be certified.
Prefer motor vehicle air conditioning certification and experience.
LENCO Certification preferred.
Wrecker Course Certification preferred.
Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.
Physical Requirements / Working Environment
Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, push and pull.
Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds
Assist in lifting up to one hundred (100) pounds
Able to work in both inside and outside conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and gases from running engines and motors
Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Facilities / Maintenance / Repair