Job Summary - Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Provides safe and cost-effective maintenance on heavy mobile mining equipment.  Performing diagnostics, repairs, component removal and replacement across all systems including electrical, hydraulics, drivetrain, chassis, etc.



  • Maintenance of heavy mobile equipment, in an open pit mining environment

  • Perform diagnostics and repairs on a variety of heavy equipment manufactured by but not limited to CAT, Kenworth, Hitachi, Ingersoll-Rand, Cummins, and Komatsu

  • Fundamental understanding of the properties of the various types of fuels, oil, greases and lubricants used to service equipment..

  • Uses hand tools, power tools and some welding will be required.

  • Conducts Pre-trip/walk-around safety inspections and completes daily field levelhazard assessments for all activities

  • Troubleshoot/repair engine, transmission, electrical, drive train, and hydraulic issues,

  • Assist in tasks related to predictive and preventive maintenance

  • Complete maintenance reporting and other documentation as required

  • Communicate effectively and professional with other team members

  • Ensure compliance with all MSHA and company safety policies and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic, preferably in an open pit mining environment.

  • experience on equipment by the above noted manufacturers is required

  • Must be able to stand for long periods

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs with and without assistance on a frequent basis

  • Must meet minimum tool requirements

  • Experience with CAT-ET-SIS-VIMS is preferred

  • Experience with Cummins INSITE is preferred

  • Willingness to assist elsewhere on the mine site when needed such as the crushing crew, leach crew, etc

  • Valid Driver’s License

Work Conditions

  • Ability to work rotating day/night shifts

  • Ability to work overtimeas required

  • Ability to work outside in all weather extremes

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing this work (safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, respirator as needed, etc)