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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Fairbanks, AK
Job Title:
Heavy Equipment
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Non exempt
Equipment/Project sites/various job sites
Reports to:
Equipment Manager / Onsite – Master Mechanic
Full Time, Temporary
Craft Worker
Normal Work Hours and Days:  A normal work day consists of 10-12 hours possibly longer depending on workload. Hours and start time will vary depending on workload. Night shift work required as needed.

EEO Statement:
Alaska Aggregate Products, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**

Responsible to repair, adjust and maintain equipment and machinery used on construction projects.

Essential Functions:
  • Inspect and evaluate incoming equipment and machines and determine malfunctions and defects.
  • Assemble, re-assemble and disassemble various equipment and machines.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Clean, lube and perform routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Maintain routine equipment maintenance schedule.
  • Make adjustments and repairs to equipment and machines, testing and ensuring operating efficiency.
  • Maintain log book of all equipment and machine repairs, services, adjustments and work performed.
  • Pickup/deliver necessary supplies, materials and equipment as needed.
Other Tasks:
  • Load and unload various equipment and machines from or to delivery truck.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Assist other mechanics and operations staff as requested.
  • Travel to and from various job sites.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Education and/or Experience:
  • A valid driver license
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Familiarity with repair and maintenance of construction equipment, machinery and tools.
  • Three years of job related experience
  • Must have all the tools required to repair and maintain heavy equipment and tools
  • Two years vocational training in construction maintenance and five years’ work experience.
  • OSHA 10hr. Training
  • MSHA certification
  • Class A CDL (but not required)
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various construction equipment and tools.
  • Familiar with Caterpillar Dozers, Loaders and specifically 777F Haul Trucks.
  • Proficient in welding and cutting skills.
  • Ability to read and follow assembly and instruction manuals.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  • Knowledge of and ability repair equipment and follow related procedures.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Familiar with Cat ET and SIS.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed. 
  • Ability to meet equipment schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair hydraulic systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
Physical Requirements:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent (Onto equipment) Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 50 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs. 100 lbs.
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  

Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X        Is exposed to weather to & from each piece of equipment that he/she walks to service.
2. Extreme Cold X  0 to –50 degrees, Arctic weather outside.
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional Normal Equipment Vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components and drive train/track.
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy NP  
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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