• Attention to Detail: Some parts need to be in the exact right place, or they will not work. Being able to pay attention to the minute details of equipment repair will be necessary.
  • Strength: Some equipment can be extremely heavy and will take a lot of strength to move or manipulate.
  • Mechanical Skills: Equipment mechanics will need familiarity with parts and components of complex machinery and engines, as well as the tools to fix them.
  • Technical Skills: Some equipment mechanics will need to be familiar with electronics, be able to read blueprints, or use electronic diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot repairs.
  • Manual Dexterity: Good hands and great hand-eye coordination help equipment mechanics be successful.
  • Troubleshooting Skills: Equipment mechanics need to be able to look at mechanical and electrical systems, identify problems, and think about possible solutions.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Certification as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. (Preferred)
  • Proven work experience as a Diesel or Heavy Equipment Mechanic.
  • Understanding of computer testing technologies.
  • Ability to lift heavy machinery.
  • Extensive knowledge of diesel engines and construction equipment.
  • Ability to work after-hours if required.
  • Good communication skills.