Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Dyncorp International Fort Benning , GA 31905

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic analyzes malfunctions and repairs, overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks, or tractors. Rebuilds and maintains power equipment, such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors and pneumatic tools.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Operates and inspects machines or equipment to diagnose defects

  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment, using hoists and hand tools

  • Examines parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges

  • Replaces defective engines and subassemblies, such as transmissions.

  • Tests overhauled equipment to insure operating efficiency

  • Welds broken parts and structural members

  • May direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment

  • May repair, adjust and maintain mining machinery, such as stripping and loading shovels, drilling and cutting machines, and continuous mining machines.

  • Diagnosing the source of trouble and determining the extent of repairs required.

  • Replacing worn or broken parts such as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts.

  • Grinding and adjusting valves; rebuilding carburetors.

  • Overhauling transmissions.

  • Repairing fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems.

  • In general, the work of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge & Skills

  • These are SCA jobs and will vary accordingly by assignment within and across contracts.

  • Ability to perform most complex and unusual tasks of the craft without supervision.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use all tolls and equipment of the craft.

  • Ability to perform work of the craft in a rapid and efficient manner under extreme conditions.

  • Ability to perform work safely under hazardous conditions may be required.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to qualify and obtain a state driver's license and possibly a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Experience & Education

  • Knowledge of military and/or company forms required by work requirements.

  • Completion of high school and specialized training courses is desirable.

  • Minimum of four (4) years actual and recent experience in the repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of equipment related to individual specialty codes.

  • Class "A" Commercial Drivers License (CDL) desired to include, being authorized to operate vehicles with air brake systems. Desired endorsements are; Combination Vehicles, Passengers, Tank vehicles, and Hazardous Materials.

  • It is the responsibility of the individual to incur all costs associated with obtaining and maintaining a valid Class "A" Commercial Drivers License with Air Brake Systems and the previously mentioned endorsements.

  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning certification is preferred.

  • Forklift certification desired.

  • ASE certifications desired.

  • Must provide own tools, safety boots and glasses.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Safety shoes and/or safety mask may be required.

  • Maintenance clothing will be worn.

  • Ability to lift 10-50 lbs may be required.

  • Work normally performed on a concrete floor.

  • Loud noises of various maintenance tools being used simultaneously may be part of the work environment.

  • Typical work location are inside a maintenance building as well as outside in an austere environment at times.

  • Perform repairs in cramped spaces and locations.


  • No travel required
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Dyncorp International