Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+0.7% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Do

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

Other Job Titles Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines May Have

Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Senior Service Engineer ,

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America

I would be answering the phone calls from mechanics and technical communicators from over 100 dealerships all over the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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