Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics


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.
Also called: Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Technical
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Recordkeeping software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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