Heavy Equipment Tech

Midland, TX 79701

Industry: Mechanical Job Number: CC743991914

Job Description

Heavy Equipment Tech – Garage Scope of WorkDiagnoses, repairs and maintains city-wide heavy equipment.Essential Job Duties 
  • Diagnoses equipment and vehicle malfunctions such as ignition, steering, engine control, electrical, heating, and air conditioning.
  • Estimates costs and repairs to specifications.
  • Repair and or replace hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic lines, and pumps on tractors and sanitation equipment.
  • Performs state safety inspections on all city-wide vehicles.
  • Make ready all new vehicles and equipment. Install special equipment.
  • Employees must provide own hand tools with a roll-around toolbox.
  • City supplies major equipment including power tools, computerized analyzers, and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Reads electrical diagrams, manuals, and other specifications in order to make repairs to include the usage of several different types of software equipment to perform diagnostic repairs. (Laptops and handheld analyzers)
  • Performs emergency repairs for various departments during and after regular working hours.
  • Cleans and maintains shop facilities, equipment, tools, and grounds.
  • Maintains records of work performed such as work orders, logs, historical information, and special written requests.
QualificationsAbility to effectively communicate with employees, management, and vendors in order to diagnose repairs and order materials for repair. The employee also communicates with other employees in the workgroup and in other departments.Knowledge of proper tools used in welding and fabricating parts and equipment. Ability to safely use tools, vehicles, and equipment such as emissions and battery testers, electronic diagnostic equipment like a diesel laptop and brake lathes, bench grinders, lifts, overhead cranes, jacks, air conditioning and recovery systems, trucks, tractors, forklifts, and hand tools, air tools and welding and cutting torches.Skill in reading and practical application of manuals, blueprints, and other similar specifications used by city departments. Ability to read, measure, and calculate the types and sizes of materials needed and the ability to determine a reasonable amount of time that will be used in the actual fabrication process. Strong mechanical knowledge.High school diploma or GED and/or a Technical degree in automotive and diesel tech preferred. Prefer one to three years of training as a mechanic or in related field. Valid Texas Class A CDL Driver's License within one year of employment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Christopher Christensen
Operations Director – Midland/Odessa

Christopher started in the staffing business 21 years ago working as a temporary employee. He was eventually asked to help out internally as a filing clerk and receptionist. He moved to recruiting within a year and worked a desk for 15 years before becoming operations director. Christopher loves being able to see everything come together and function well. He says it’ s like watching a well-oiled engine running smoothly. He’s a numbers person, so stats, kpo’s and financial evaluation give him that warm and fuzzy feeling… most of the time. Christopher studied business at University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

In his spare time, Christopher likes to remodel houses, exercise, and read murder mysteries. He also loves working in the yard and watching the plants he’s groomed grow, bloom and become something beautiful. He enjoys playing with his two Sphynx Cats, Cinnamon and Gnocchi and his dogs, Clover and Mulligan. 

Fun Facts:

If he could live on just one food for the rest of his life it would be: Ice Cream…. Ice Cream…. Ice Cream 

When he’s NOT recruiting, he’s: Working towards building multiple streams of income. The average millionaire in America has 7 streams of income. 

His favorite superhero is: Wonder Woman 

When he was 8, he dreamed of being: Veterinarian 

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