Technicians troubleshoot and repair general heavy equipment drive-train components, electrical and hydraulic systems as well as perform normal machine repair in a safe manner.

Working Conditions

A Heavy Equipment Technician has a working condition that is normal for manufacturing environment; work involves lifting materials and machinery tools. Operates heavy equipment and requires the use of safety equipment such as safety glasses, safety gloves, hearing protectors, and work boots.

Aptitude and Interest

Graduation from an accredited technical school (minimum two year program) or apprenticeship, with emphasis on diesel engines or earthmoving repair.
Effective reading and writing skills, good hands and great hand-eye coordination is essential for the technician. Ability to work individually or in a team.
Mathematical and mechanical aptitude
Basic Computer skills
Perform maintenance activities on new and rebuilt/repaired engines and equipment, including remove and install components, and disassemble and assemble components.
Clean mechanical parts and components, accurately complete service reports.
Determine reusability of parts in accordance with published manufacturer reusability guidelines. Read, understand, and apply wiring diagrams and hydraulic schematics
Initiate parts salvage requests.
40 lb. Lift/Carry and 50lb+ pulling
Up and down stairs, standing, sitting and climbing onto/into machines
Frequent movement requiring hands, wrists and fingers


High school diploma or equivalent, preferably in an appropriate vocational program (diesel, power equipment, etc.)
High School  Diploma-Desired Major: Vocational - diesel, Ag, power equipment
Basic diesel knowledge and experience
Strong capacity for learning
Excellent communication skills
Team and career oriented