Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Jr. Level )

Date: Jan 9, 2023

Location: Deer Park, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 15161 

Position Summary:


Repairs and maintains heavy construction equipment and other company vehicles, including dump trucks, bulldozers, rollers, and backhoes.  Performs work in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, company standards and safety standards.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties


• Operates and inspects machines or heavy equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment failures.
• Tests mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
• Dismantles and reassembles heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
• Adjusts and repairs ignition, fuel, electrical, hydraulic and steering systems.
• Maintains and repairs chassis, frames and bodies. 
• Repairs and maintains diesel and gasoline engines. 
• Maintains and repairs tires, batteries, brakes and valves. 
• Assists with inspections and safety checks.
• Works with hoisting and jacking equipment, power tools, measuring instruments, gauges and meters.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties:


• Travels to field locations to provide repairs or maintenance. 
• Prepares detailed maintenance and repair records.




• A minimum of 5 years experience in the skilled mechanical repair of construction equipment.
• Ability to read and understand procedural instructions and manuals.
• Ability to keep accurate records.
• Ability to understand and efficiently carry out instructions.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work in shop and field environments
• Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed.


Physical Requirements:


• Works both indoors and outdoors.
• Frequently performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, lifting, walking, stooping, bending, reaching and handling of materials, equipment and tools.
• Uses hands and fingers to operate equipment and tools involved in repairs.
• Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery and tools up to 50 pounds.
• Works around vehicles and machinery with moving parts.
• Exposed to exhaust fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel.
• May be exposed to harsh weather conditions.
• May be exposed to loud noise.



As a US Department of Transportation contractor, RailWorks is required to comply with all current Federal DOT regulations, including drug testing.  At this time, Federal DOT drug tests do not allow for the use of marijuana, even in states that allow medical and/or recreational use. Accordingly, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test that includes marijuana prior to being hired.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.  Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled).



RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston