HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

Jul 8, 2016

Also called Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician

Heavy equipment mechanics maintain, overhaul and repair heavy construction equipment including trucks, trailers, caterpillars and earth moving equipment. Specializations include hydraulic transmissions, drive trains, tracked vehicle suspensions, and steering.

People in this occupation typically:

  • interpret work orders and technical manuals
  • maintain and repair equipment
  • ensure that repair work meets manufacturers’ specifications and legislated regulations
  • write service reports

CAREER INFORMATION

Represented by the following CBTU affiliates: