Heavy Equipment -Field Mechanic

Mount Airy, NC posted on October 23

Operating since 1983, Smith-Rowe has grown from one-crew into a multifaceted team. Our services range from civil infrastructure projects in highway construction such as bridge demolition and bridge construction to grading, utilities, retaining and sound walls, signage, rock crushing, and logging.

Our company stands on the basic values of integrity, honesty, honor, commitment, and respect for our customers and our employees.   We offer a great benefits package, so if you are a hardworking, skilled individual and you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you will fit right in!

Position Overview: The position of a Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic has the primary responsibility of preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance of Heavy Equipment (Komatsu, CAT, etc.), including, but not limited to items such as Dozers, Excavators, Haul Trucks, Loaders, Cranes, Backhoes and other misc. equipment.

***This position is based from a company vehicle.  Company vehicle and all major tools will be provided.***

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Performs diagnostics, repairs or rebuilds mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, electrical, brakes, engines (gas and diesel), clutches, and transmission, etc. systems on a variety of equipment and tools. 
•Documents maintenance and other service

Education and/or Experience:

•Mechanical or related degree preferred
•Basic welding experience desired
•Crane knowledge a plus
•1-3 years of prior experience maintaining heavy mobile equipment preferred
•Previous experience in periodic maintenance of heavy equipment, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

•Valid driver’s license required
•Valid CDL with Hazard Material endorsement, preferred
•Must be able to work in both shop and field environments.
•Must be safety oriented
•Ability to understand and follow oral instructions, communicate tactfully and effectively, with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
•Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures and OSHA regulations.
•Able to comply with all company policies and procedures.
•Ability to travel and to work overtime when required
•Must be able to pass a drug screen
•Must have a strong work ethic
•Must be 18 years of age
•Ability to work flexible hours including days, evenings, nights and weekends.

Physical Demands: The physical demands below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

•Able to push and pull with hands, arms, and feet repetitively
•Must have good visual and auditory physical capabilities in order to manage sights and sounds in a hazardous construction environment
•Able to be alert and cognitive of multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including awareness of other employees, subcontractors, machinery, equipment, and moving traffic when applicable
•Coordination between hand, eyes, feet to guide equipment and objects is required
•Must be able to mount and dismount off of vehicles and equipment
•Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment 
•Must be able to walk on uneven terrain
•Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Environmental Working Conditions

•All work is performed outside in heat, cold, and inclement weather.
•Exposure to all elements of nature
•Exposure to all types of terrain

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Paid Employee Medical Insurance Premiums
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Vacation
  • Holidays