Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

Median Annual Wage: $47,580

Education: Post-secondary certificate (57%); High school diploma or equivalent (15%); Associate's degree (14%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Equipment Technician; Field Technician; Mechanic; Diesel Mechanic; Field Service Technician; Heavy Equipment Technician; Heavy Equipment Mechanic; Field Mechanic; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic; Construction Equipment Mechanic

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
  • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines.

  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines.

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