Heavy Equipmnet Mechanic
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APAC - Tennessee

Job Requisition ID: 33855

Job Type: Mechanic
Work Time: Regular

City: Memphis
State: Tennessee (US-TN)
Postal/Zip Code: 38113

Metro Memphis/Eastern AR/North MS


Heavy Equipment Mechanic


Five years of experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment.

Job Description:

Employees in this job will perform a variety of activities designed to service, repair and maintain pieces of heavy equipment. This is an advanced level Mechanic position.

NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned

every duty.

Performs maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment including but not limited to heavy-duty truck and semi tractors, excavators, bulldozers, graders, trailers, wheel loaders, skid steers, backhoes, asphalt pavers, rollers, various asphalt paving equipment, soil stabilizers, street sweepers, man liftstractors, 40 ton artic trucks, various concrete paving equipment, milling machines, electronic message boards and signs etc.

Diagnoses, services and repairs various systems that are found on pieces of heavy equipment such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, air brake systems, transmissions, computer controlled automatic and 13 and 18 speed manual transmissions.

Troubleshoots malfunctions in the equipment and repair.

Repairs and services track drive sprockets, rails, idler wheels, track

adjusters, final drives, steering clutches.

Fabricates, modifies, and installs special equipment or replacement parts using welders, torch sets, plasma cutter and metal cutting saws.

Performs routine maintenance checks and adjustments on such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches; changes filters and oil, and lubricates vehicles and motor driven equipment.

Tunes gas and diesel engines, services valves, fuel filters and turbo chargers, and pressure checks fuel filters, adjust injector heights, fuel racks, governors, etc.

Diagnoses problems, disassembles units, repairs or replaces parts, and reassembles units in the following systems:

Brakes: Repairs or replaces shoes, pads, drums, hoses, calipers, cylinders, any

heavy-duty air brakes.

Cooling: Flushes radiator, replaces hoses and thermostat, repairs or replaces

radiator and water pump, fan drives, DCA treatment filters, air intercoolers and oil


Drive: Repairs and replaces drive shaft, differential, axle, manual, automatic and

sophisticated computer-controlled transmissions, clutches, transfer cases, power

take-off systems, transmission reversers, all wheel drive steering axles and final


Electrical: Repairs or replaces fuses, batteries, lights, instruments, warning devices, controls and switches, computer controls, modules, alternators, starters, and defective cables and wiring. This will include 12 and 24-volt systems found on heavy equipment.

Exhaust and Emissions Control: Replaces mufflers, manifolds, catalytic converters, turbochargers, blowers, and pipes.

Heating and Air Conditioning: Repairs or replaces heater cores, condensers,

compressors, hoses, and controls; recharges air conditioning systems.

Hydraulic: Repairs or replaces pumps, hoses, valves, winches and cylinders.

Air: Repairs or replaces compressors, air dryers, brake valves, air tanks and hoses.

Coupling Devices: Adjusts, repairs, inspects and replaces fifth wheel hitches and

pintle hitches.

Prepares work orders and cost materials estimates.

Keeps tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working


May assist in training lower-level workers in mechanical repair techniques.

Road tests vehicles.

Performs related work as assigned.

Must have a good driving record and a CDL is required.

Working Conditions

Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to hazardous work environments.

Physical Requirements

The job duties require an employee to move heavy objects.

Employee will also be required to work overtime to including nights and weekends.


Educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school.

APAC - Tennessee is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

APAC - Tennessee is part of the Oldcastlecareers™ network.

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