Heavy equipment mechanics repair and maintain big machines and heavy-duty equipment. Your day-to-day duties would include adjusting, repairing and replacing worn and damaged mechanical, hydraulic and electrical parts on skidders, feller bunchers, doziers, trucks and other heavy equipment.
Heavy equipment mechanics rely on hand and power tools and specialized equipment. As a heavy equipment mechanic, you may specialize in specific types of machinery like tracked vehicles, fuel injection systems, power shift transmissions, hydraulics or electronics.
Diesel Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A 3-5 year apprenticeship or trade school is also required, along with all necessary certifications.
Average Annual Salary: $26,209-45,262
Average Hourly Rate: $17-22
Check logging equipment for proper performance
Adjust equipment to maintain parts and systems
Perform routine maintenance work on equipment
Test repaired equipment
This job is right for you if...
You like to solve problems
You like variety and learning new things
You enjoy working with your hands and don’t mind a little grease