Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Equipment Mechanics

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics maintain and repair construction and mining equipment
Equipment Mechanics
Are you a gearhead? Love all things cars and big machines? Learn how to fix them and make money off your passion!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. High Pay, 2. High Demand, 3. Low Competition

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
A Typical Day Icon

Your Typical Day:

  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 94/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 57/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 57/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 52/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 50/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 50/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 49/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 41/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 40/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 37/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Locking pliers
  • Pneumatic impact wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hex keys
  • Power screwguns
  • Circuit tester
  • Slip or groove joint pliers
  • Pitch measuring instruments
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
  • Retaining ring pliers
  • Stripping tools
  • C clamps
  • Dial indicator or dial gauge
  • Multimeters
  • Mill saw file
  • Automotive exhaust emission analyzers
  • Drill press or radial drill
  • Calipers
  • Welder torch
  • Rivet tools
  • Hammers
  • Blow torch
  • Wheel alignment equipment
  • Liquid leak detectors
  • Pressure indicators
  • Flame cutting machine
  • Socket sets
  • Welding masks
  • Hand sprayers
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe
  • Plasma arc welding machine
  • Lifts
  • Safety boots
  • Sockets
  • Engine or vehicle stands
  • Power grinders
  • Goggles
  • Diagonal cut pliers
  • Inspection mirror
  • Longnose pliers
  • Boring machines
  • Box end wrenches
  • Ear plugs
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Linemans pliers
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Torx keys
  • Crows foot wrench
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • End cut pliers
  • Feeler gauges
  • Rubber mallet
  • Digital testers
  • Voltage or current meters
  • Metal inert gas welding machine
  • Wire lug crimping tool
  • Microcontrollers
  • Magnetic tools
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Hazardous material protective apparel
  • Screw extractors
  • Leak testing equipment
  • Tinners snips
  • Battery testers
  • Hacksaw
  • Two way radios
  • Dynamometers
  • Micrometers
  • Air compressors
  • Putty knives
  • Ammeters
  • Hard hats
  • Tape measures
  • Cold chisels
  • Grease guns
  • Wire cutters
  • Ratchets
  • Ohmmeters
  • Respirators
  • Awls
  • Razor knives
  • Pry bars
  • Hoists
  • Nut drivers
  • Tachometers
  • Bolt cutters
  • Jacks
  • Utility knives
  • Power drills
  • Combination wrenches
  • Rulers
  • Battery chargers
  • Desktop computers
  • Wire brushes
  • Heat guns
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Power sanders
  • Paint sprayers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Power saws
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