Diesel / Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Mechanics/Maintenance Fort Collins, Colorado


Position Summary

This position performs preventive maintenance, performs diagnostics and makes repairs on heavy construction equipment and on-highway trucks in the safest, most effective way possible to avoid downtime.



Ensures a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task

Performs diagnostic tasks in order to properly source parts and accurately repair heavy equipment and vehicles, including but not limited to diesel trucks, trailers, ready mix trucks, rollers, pavers, loaders, backhoes, skid steers, etc.

Cleans, lubricates, and performs preventative maintenance work on equipment and vehicles

Dismantles and reassembles heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools, as needed

Operates and inspects machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects

Overhauls and tests machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency

Examines parts for damage or excessive wear, repairing and replacing damaged or worn parts

Troubleshoots and rewires electrical systems

Tests mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturer’s specifications

Researches, orders, and maintains the inventory of parts for service and repairs

Completes all paperwork as necessary, including but not limited to work orders, parts requests, time cards, logs, pre-trip/post-trip inspections, etc.

May make service calls and roadside repairs as needed

Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be safety-oriented and exhibit safe work habits

General knowledge of basic hand tools, air tools, precision measuring tools and instruments, laptop computers and diagnostic software

General knowledge of heavy equipment operations, systems and components (engines, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic), repair methods and common issue

Strong computer diagnostic skills

Must be able to obtain or currently possess adequate tools to perform all assigned duties

Perform well in a “TEAM” environment

Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency

Flexibility to work various schedules including shift work, required overtime and weekends

Communicate effectively, both written and verbally

Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen


Minimum Education and Experience

Must have valid CDL Class B minimum, Class A preferred (or ability obtain CDL within 60 days) 

Minimum 5 years of heavy equipment/on-highway truck maintenance experience or related field that showcases skills with mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Trade school or equivalent training desired


Physical Requirements & Conditions

Ability to lift 75 pounds

Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials

Compensation: $20.60 - $34.80. Starting wages depend on knowledge, skills and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled