Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Kansas City, KS at GPAC

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

A Heavy Equipment Mechanic performs skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of diesel and gasoline heavy trucks, earthmoving, and related construction equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Including but not limited to:

  • A Heavy Equipment Mechanic is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of heavy equipment.
  • Inspect, repair and adjust diesel power units, hydraulic systems, injection valves and associated systems.
  • Inspect, adjust and repair gasoline and diesel tractors, and hydraulic, electric and cable operated systems and attachments.
  • Perform routine maintenance on fleet vehicles including install/replace or adjust filters, belts, brake components, change fluids and tires or similar items to necessary to maintain equipment.
  • Observe or monitor equipment/vehicle operation to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards and diagnose defects.
  • Perform incidental welding operations on equipment.
  • Completing forms to record or report information in standard format as specified by the form (repair orders, inspections, etc)
  • Communicates any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience working with construction-related equipment a plus.

Communication Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, comprehend short written or verbal correspondence or memos, interpret/communicate repair manual/procedure content.

Other skills and abilities:
Excellent organizational and time management skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail, and the ability to perform while multitasking.
Ability to read, interpret and communicate equipment manufacturer and repair documents, operating instructions, specification sheets;
Ability to learn and utilize diagnostic equipment;
Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others in person and on the telephone;
Ability to perform duties with moderate direct supervision;
Ability to work effectively with multiple team members.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls: reach with hands and arms: operate vehicle controls with hands, arms, legs, feet; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb in and out of truck/equipment cabs, onto truck beds, and onto trailers. May have to occasionally kneel or crouch.
  • The employee must regularly lift, carry and /or move up to 25 lbs; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • All lifting above 50 lbs. shall be done with assistance from other employees or mechanical lifting devices that are available to assist employees.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Applicants need to have a high school diploma or GED, a Commercial Drivers License, and a desire to work in an industrial shop or out n the field site setting. Ideal candidates will have construction related equipment experience and be seeking a career with a fast-paced organization

To find out more about this position and have a confidential conversation, please contact Search Consultant,

Brandon Blakley, at the number/email below:

Search Consultant

gpac (Growing People and Companies)

Direct: (605)6101671

Email: Email blocked - click to apply

I look forward to hearing from you today!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 29 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.