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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Location: South Carolina - Goose Creek
Position City: Goose Creek
Position State:
Position Zip Code: 29445
Country: United States


The Heavy Equipment Mechanic analyzes malfunctions and repairs, 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. This worker 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 sub-assemblies, such as transmissions, and tests overhauled equipment to insure operating efficiency. The mechanic welds broken parts and structural members, may direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment, and may repair, adjust and maintain mining machinery, such as stripping and loading shovels, drilling and cutting machines, and continuous mining machines. This position may require computer literacy.


General Responsibilities:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic works as an automotive mechanic in the Heavy Wheel maintenance shop. This mechanic will perform field level automotive maintenance on all equipment assigned or work-loaded to the assigned shop – primarily material handling equipment to include military and commercial forklifts, cranes, bull dozers, tractors, earth movers, and mine sweepers. Provides own personal tools. Uses government furnished special tools and facilities to perform responsibilities.


Performs varied duties including:

Field level maintenance on US military automotive equipment. Includes Technical Inspection, diagnostics, parts identification and requisition, and repair in accordance with technical specifications and specified repair times.

  • A/C repair and service on a wide range of automotive and material handling equipment
  • Maintain maintenance records and documentation in accordance with government regulations and local policies
  • Properly use, store, accounting for, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste used and generated in the performance of duties. Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and procedures for handling and disposal of refrigerant and related hazardous materials.
  • Movement of material and assets with forklifts and dollies
  • Comply with company and government specified safety policies and procedures


This position is located on the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications: Certificate of training from vocational school or other recognized source with a major study in automotive maintenance, or other related field


In lieu of formal course work, a combination of college credits, on-the-job training, other formalized training, or ASE certifications may be considered

  • Experience: 8 years’ experience in directly relevant work
  • Ability to comply with all established environmental regulations, methods, quality standards, and time schedules applicable to this position
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical instruction, schematics, and diagrams
  • Possesses personal tools that meets the required tool list
  • Possess a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator License.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Must obtain and maintain local base access
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Common Access Card (CAC) requirements.
  • Expertise on military equipment is a plus
  • EPA certification in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program to be compliant with section 609 of the Clean Air Act a plus


Desired Skills and Experience

Heavy Equipment Mechanic on Military vehicles is preferred.  MRAPS, M-ATVs and JLTV/HUMVEE Mechanic experience desired.



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