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DATE ADDED: Mon 24/09/2018

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Ashland, USA


Job Description

We at Forest Pro Inc. , a fast growing Forestry Equipment Dealership , are looking for a few well skilled heavy machine technicians with great computer skills. Knowledge in hydraulics , electrical 12 & 24 volt systems , and diesel engines. Our top of the line machines are operated by computers so it makes it easier to diagnose and troubleshoot. If you feel you meet these qualifications by all means apply. We also offer up to $5200.00 in tool allowance each year.Call Mike Courtney 804-387-2750 or 804-752-7500.

Performs maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment including but not limited to heavy-duty truck and semi-tractors, material spreader, excavators, skidders, bulldozers, graders, cranes, knuckle boom loaders, tree cutters, dump bodies, backhoes, delimbers, chippers, processors, and trailers.

Diagnoses, services and repairs various systems that are found on pieces of heavy equipment such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, air brake systems, transmissions, computer controlled transmissions, and pneumatic systems.

Troubleshoots malfunctions in the equipment and repair.

Repairs and services track drive sprockets, rails, idler wheels, hard bars, track adjusters, hydraulic reversers, final drives, brake bands, steering clutches and hydrostatic transmissions.

Fabricates, modifies, and installs special equipment or replacement parts using welders, torch sets, plasma cutter and metal cutting saws.

Performs routine maintenance checks and adjustments on such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches; changes filters and oil, and lubricates vehicles and motor driven equipment.

Services, diagnoses, repairs and maintains speed tandem drive axles with air or electric shift, hydrostatic driven, heavy duty multi-axle suspensions, both conventional steel or air springs.

Tunes gas and diesel engines, services valves, fuel filters and turbo chargers, and pressure checks fuel filters, adjust injector heights, fuel racks, governors, etc.

Diagnoses problems, disassembles units, repairs or replaces parts, and reassembles units in the following systems:

Brakes: Repairs or replaces shoes, pads, drums, hoses, calipers, cylinders, any heavy-duty air brakes.

Cooling: Flushes radiator, replaces hoses and thermostat, repairs or replaces radiator and water pump, fan drives, DCA treatment filters, air intercoolers and oil coolers.

Drive: Repairs and replaces drive shaft, differential, axle, manual, automatic and sophisticated computer-controlled transmissions, clutches, transfer cases, power take-off systems, transmission reversers, all-wheel drive steering axles and final drives.

Electrical: Repairs or replaces fuses, batteries, lights, instruments, warning devices, controls and switches, computer controls, modules, alternators, starters, and defective cables and wiring. This will include 12 and 24-volt systems.

Exhaust and Emissions Control: Replaces mufflers, manifolds, catalytic converters, turbochargers, blowers, and pipes.

Heating and Air Conditioning: Repairs or replaces heater cores, condensers, compressors, hoses, and controls; recharges air conditioning systems.

Hydraulic: Repairs or replaces pumps, hoses, valves, winches and cylinders.

Air: Repairs or replaces compressors, air dryers, brake valves, air tanks and hoses.

Steering and Suspension System: Repairs or replaces tie rods, ball joints, gear boxes, shock absorbers, springs, steering linkage, kingpins, power steering, hoses, pumps, walking beam suspensions and air suspensions.

Coupling Devices: Adjusts, repairs, inspects and replaces fifth wheel hitches and pintle hitches.

Overhauls engines, replaces engines, and rebuilds components.

Maintains service logs and records of maintenance on vehicles and motorized equipment.

Prepares work orders and cost materials estimates.

Keeps tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working condition.

May assist in training lower-level workers in mechanical repair techniques.

Road tests vehicles and heavy equipment after each repair to verify failures have been

Corrected and equipment performs as designed. Performs related work as assigned.

Additional Job Duties

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Provides instruction and training in the proper methods and processes necessary to perform equipment repair, inspection and preventive maintenance.

Performs inspections on a variety of heavy equipment in the field offices for the Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation throughout the state.

Maintains inventory and orders fuel, parts, tools, equipment, and supplies.

Assists other mechanics with the more difficult assignments.

Performs layout work for fabrication of parts and equipment.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

NOTE: Developing knowledge is required at the intermediate level, considerable knowledge is required at the experienced level, and thorough knowledge is required at the advanced level.

Knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and engines.

Knowledge of safety issues in the use of tools, equipment, and supplies used in repair of motorized vehicles and equipment.

Knowledge of body and frame construction.

Skill in the use of a variety of hand tools.

Skill in the use of gas and electric welding equipment.

Skill in the use of mechanized tools, jacks, and hoists.

Skill in the use of a variety of diagnostic testing and tuning equipment.

Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic malfunctions.

Ability to read manuals and schematics.

Ability to rebuild engines and major driveline components.

Ability to communicate with other mechanics about repair work needed.

Ability to enter repair information in fleet maintenance management software.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Ability to provide training and explain instructions and guidelines to others effectively.

Ability to organize and coordinate the work of the unit.

Ability to determine work priorities and assign work to employees.

Working Conditions

Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to hazardous work environments.

Physical Requirements

The job duties require an employee to move heavy objects.

The job duties require an employee to traverse rough terrain.


Educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school.


Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Five years of experience assisting skilled trades people in the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of an associate's degree in Heavy Duty Truck/Heavy Equipment Repair may be substituted for two years of experience assisting skilled trades people in the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment.

Company Description
Logging / Heavy Equipment

Role: Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Job Type:
Location: Ashland,

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