Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
On the Job
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics adjust or repair vehicles such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, or conveyors. They may perform routine maintenance.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair electrical components.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
- Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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