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Heavy Equipment Technician

Jewell Machinery

Location: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: February 8, 2023
The technician will perform repair work on a wide variety of equipment ranging from complete machine overhauls to minor repairs such as fixing leaks, changing fluids and filters. Other types of repairs may include rebuild components such as engines, transmissions, hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic pumps. Installations may include undercarriage on track machines, attachments on excavators; quick coupler attachments on loaders and excavators.
Job Responsibilities:
Perform daily and operational activities in the service department to include the following, but not limited to:
• Troubleshoot equipment problem/diagnose failure
• Perform diagnostic functions, check pressures, check voltage, locate source of noise or vibration
• Disassemble machine, order parts, make repairs, assemble machine, check machine operation make sure repairs are complete and confirm problem is fixed unit has no leaks, and is work ready
• Clean parts, scrape gaskets, prep for assembly
• Maintain safety and cleanliness of work environment
Minimum Requirements:
Must own tools.
Must have a high school education or GED.
Work Experience:
Requires at least 1 year of direct experience with working knowledge of heavy equipment and must be proficient in at least one mechanical system (i.e. hydraulics, transmission, engine, electrical, welding, machine work).
Must be able to daily and repeatedly stoop, kneel, bend and climb beside, onto, underneath various equipment to perform troubleshooting and repairs. Must be able to effectively perform repairs, research technical manuals, and develop written repair work order reports. Must be able to routinely and physically lift/ position various parts to perform repairs/service and manually handle parts up to 120 pounds, as well as use mechanical hoists for heavier parts.
Must be able to effectively write repair activities on customer work orders. Must have cognitive reasoning and problem-solving skills to apply knowledge, written information, and verbal instructions in repairing/servicing unusual and/or unknown technical equipment operational problems.
Work Remotely:
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $20.00 per hour
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Paid time off
• 8 hour shift
• Day shift
• Monday to Friday
• High school or equivalent (Preferred)
• Mechanical knowledge: 2 years (Required)
Work Location: One location