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Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in construction, transportation, forestry, mining, oil and gas, material handling, landscaping, land clearing, farming and similar activities. They are employed by companies which own and operate heavy equipment, and by heavy equipment dealers, rental and service establishments, railway transport companies and urban transit systems.

Job Duties for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

  • Check bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy construction, agricultural, logging and mining equipment for proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers' specifications
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment
  • Service attachments and working tools such as harvesting and tillage equipment, blades, ploughs, winches and side booms
  • May perform repair work on heavy trucks
  • May attach components and adjust new farm equipment.
Heavy-duty mechanics may specialize in specific types of machinery such as combines or tracked vehicles, or in engine overhaul, power shift transmissions, fuel injection, hydraulics or electronics.

Working Conditions for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Work is performed in a variety of outdoor and indoor environments, usually including construction, logging, and mining sites. They require extensive safety measures to be followed to prevent injury from raw materials, heavy machinery, and other equipment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Apprentice Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Apprentice Farm Machinery Mechanic
  • Backhoe Mechanic
  • Caterpillar Tractor Repairer
  • Construction Equipment Mechanic
  • Construction Equipment Repairman/woman
  • Crane Repairer
  • Crane Service Technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic - Heavy Equipment
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic Apprentice
  • Diesel Engine Repairman/woman - Railway
  • Diesel Locomotive Repairman/woman
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic - Heavy Equipment
  • Diesel Mechanic Apprentice
  • Dredge Mechanic
  • Dredge Repairer
  • Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic
  • Excavating Equipment Mechanic
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Farm Equipment Technician
  • Farm Machinery Mechanic
  • Farm Machinery Wheelwright
  • Farm Tractor Mechanic
  • Farm Tractor Repairer
  • Felling Equipment Mechanic
  • Fuel Injection Unit Servicer - Diesel
  • Grading Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Combination Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Inspector-repairer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Diesel Engine
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairman/woman
  • Heavy Mobile Logging Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Mobile Mining Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic Apprentice
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Technician
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Technician Apprentice
  • Journeyman/woman Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic
  • Locomotive Mechanic
  • Mine Locomotive Repairman/woman
  • Mobile Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Mobile Farm Machinery Repairer
  • Mobile Logging Equipment Mechanic
  • Mobile Mining Equipment Mechanic
  • Paving Equipment Mechanic
  • Power Shovel Mechanic
  • Repairer Mechanic
  • Sideboom Mechanic
  • Tractor Mechanic
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Construction Equipment Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic - Heavy Equipment
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Mobile Logging Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Mobile Mining Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic Apprentice
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Technician
  • Locomotive Mechanic
  • Tractor Mechanic
  • Diesel Technician/Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Technician

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