McGuire and Hester

Mechanic - Oakland

Oakland, CA
McGuire and Hester is an engineering, design, and construction company. McGuire and Hester has two o

Job Description


Posted: Wednesday, 12/6/2023

Job Summary

The mechanics function is to safely maintain and fuel our equipment fleet. This job description may also perform a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work dictates. You will be responsible for making sure the equipment is ready to work and well maintained at the end of the day.

Reports to

Shop Foreman

Key Communication Partners

Shop Foreman

Job Description

  • Use general knowledge of mechanical machinery in the following areas to perform repairs and preventative maintenance of all McGuire and Hester equipment related to operations owned or leased: Power Train, Electrical, Hydraulic, Engines, Air Systems, Ground Engaging Tools, Welding and Metals.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and effective work area.
  • Fabricate items used in the shop and field as related to operations
  • Perform and document 500-hour preventative maintenance repairs on selected equipment.
  • Inform Equipment manager of unsafe operator practices and abuses of equipment by field personnel.
  • Find potential problems with equipment or systems that can be repaired before a situation worsens.
  • Find and suggest new and improved methods of producing a better product, reducing costs, or improving productivity.
  • Establish and maintain open communications with field personnel.
  • Determine if a piece of equipment is safe to operate and Red Tag if necessary. Communicate your activity to the Resource Manager.
  • Always maintain your assigned mechanic’s truck in a professional manner and practice safe driving.
  • Perform CHP mandated safety inspections professionally and completely. Document and file.
  • Accurately cost code all labor and material associated with repairs. Record hour/mileage on all documents related to repairs or inspections.
  • Estimate downtime and materials that might be needed to finish a repair, especially in the field.
  • Use sound value-based decisions on component repair vs replace.
  • Be willing to share knowledge to increase the abilities of the entire maintenance staff.
  • Plan your work to make the most efficient use of time and resources.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Think Safety First and actively participate in the “Safety Bucks” program


  • Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED preferred and general of small tools, how they run and are
  • Language Skills: ability to converse in
  • Reasoning Ability: Apply common sense understanding to carry out multiple step instructions. Deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Valid CA driver’s license and a clean driving

McGuire and Hester At A Glance

McGuire and Hester is an engineering, design, and construction company. McGuire and Hester has two offices located in Oakland and Sacramento, California.
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