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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines - 49-3042.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Field Service Technician
  • Field Mechanic
  • Equipment Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Construction Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Rewire electrical or electronic systems.
  • Schedule repair, installation or maintenance activities.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Afloat Support Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Airbrake Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Structures Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Artillery Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic - Construction (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • LCAC Deck Engineer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LCAC Mechanical Systems Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • M1 ABRAMS Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1 ABRAMS Tank System Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • M60A1/A3 Tank System Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • NAMTS Hydraulics Repair Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Refueling Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Helper, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Helper, Refueling Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Apprentice, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Helper, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance, Journeyman, 463L Material Handling Equipment (MHE) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Air Conditioning and Mobile Maintenance Facility (MMF) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Tow Tractor Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Track Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Track Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weapons Handling/Loading Equipment Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction-Equipment Mechanic
  • Logging-Equipment Mechanic
  • Mechanic, Endless Track Vehicle

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction-Equipment Mechanic
  • Logging-Equipment Mechanic
  • Mechanic, Endless Track Vehicle