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Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Del Rio, TX

General Description

The mechanic is responsible for determining the cause of malfunctions and making repairs, and modifications to a variety of heavy-duty vehicles and mobile equipment, within his/her assigned area, that have utility systems or special hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, or electronic systems, features, or controls.

From oral assignments, work orders, manufacturer's specifications, and accepted trade

practices, mechanic determines causes of mechanical operating problems, traces and locates defects, and makes repairs to a full range of systems on heavy mobile equipment and vehicles. The mechanic conducts functional and performance tests on completed work assignments.

Work is performed on heavy vehicles and equipment such as buses, bulldozers, road graders, rollers, and similar heavy construction and earth moving vehicles; front-end loaders, backhoes, and similar power shovels; mobile cranes; heavy combat equipment; and heavy special purpose vehicles such as large runway snow removal vehicles, missile transporters, fire engine and pump trucks, ladder trucks, and similar equipment which have mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric systems, controls, or features not commonly found on automobiles and ordinary transport trucks and buses.

This work includes overhauling or rebuilding one system on a wide range of vehicles

or equipment such as diesel, gasoline, and other types of internal combustion engines,

automatic and non-automated transmissions; heavy duty drive line systems; and/or hydraulic utility systems and controls. The work may include repairs made on one type of major system located on one of the vehicles considered to be a member of a higher-level group of vehicles.


Heavy Equipment Mechanic shall:

 have a thorough knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of heavy-duty systems, assemblies, and parts, including various major systems.

 knowledgeable of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical systems, which have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of the mechanical systems.

 He/she possesses a basic knowledge of electronics sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards, and refers more complex problems to electronics mechanics.

 possesses troubleshooting skills to trace and locate defects, which cause major systems and their components to fail to operate/perform up to specifications and requirements.

 Analyzes malfunctions and determines the extent of repairs necessary by visual and auditory examinations and by the use of a wide variety of test equipment with little or no technical advice.

 Must be able to select and comply with technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to make repairs and modifications according to specifications and procedures.

 Must be able to apply skills in measuring, fitting, and installing components to specified clearances.

 Assures proper operation of the complete system or vehicle by connecting, meshing, aligning, and adjusting parts and systems.


Mechanic shall possess the following skills:

  • A valid State Driver’s License

  • Must be able to multi-task, such as meeting deadlines while also responding to employee inquiries.

  • Must be skilled in operating personal computer and utilizing various software packages, such as, Microsoft (MS) Office applications such as MS Word and Excel to complete assignment.

  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to deal with conflicts, confrontations, disagreements in a positive manner, which minimizes personal impact, to include controlling ones' feelings and reactions.

  • Must be able to deal effectively with others in both favorable and unfavorable situations regardless of status of position.

  • Must accept interpersonal and cultural diversity.

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and periodic background checks.







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