Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.Number of Jobs in 2010: 1,000
Number of Jobs in 2020: 1,100
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 10.0
Annual Openings: 36
Entry Wage: $14.53
Median Wage: $19.17
Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent
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- Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
- Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
- Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
- Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
- Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
- Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
- Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
- Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
- Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
- Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
- Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
- Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
- Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
- Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
- Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
- Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
- Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
- Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
- Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
- Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
Indivduals currently working as Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Automotive Master Mechanics*
- Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists*
- Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
- Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers*
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics*
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General*
- Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers*
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Last updated on January 29, 2013