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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

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Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

    Work Activities
    • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
    • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
    • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
    • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
    • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
    • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
    • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
    • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
    • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
    • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
    • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
    • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
    • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
    • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
    • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
    • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
    • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
    • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
    • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
    • Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
    Skills
    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    Knowledge
    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $54,640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $26.27/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,620
    • Yearly Projected Openings 370
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Independence
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Initiative
    Tools
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Screwdrivers
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Pneumatic impact wrenches
    • Locking pliers
    Technology
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Facilities management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.