Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $48,510.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,158
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.00 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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Work Ethic
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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Install brakes on vehicles
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair specialized rigging
Align vehicle frame
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Assemble gear systems
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Solder parts or connections between parts
Weld metal structures
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery
Reassemble equipment after repair
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Set-up welding equipment
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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Equipment Repair
Customer Service
Power Plants
Security Clearance
Equipment Maintenance
Fleet Preventive Maintenance
Technical Training

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