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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Equipment Shop
Location: Waco, TX Hiring Manager: John Jett
Closing Date: 08/31/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Responsible for safely keeping equipment running and maintained properly. Experienced Diesel Technicians. Mechanics are needed to perform maintenance work on Fleet of Extensive Diesel Engine Heavy duty Trucks and Trailers for our operations.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Over 2 years from post high school, work, military, institutional or vocational environment in mechanic field or maintaining road construction equipment with demonstrated mechanical knowledge to diagnose component, troubleshoot, repair, communicate and document.

2. Mechanical experience - Diesel Engine, Hydraulic and Power Train experience preferred. Dealer experience preferred. Must be able to lift and maneuver heavy vehicle components.

3. A valid Class B CDL is required (or must be able to obtain one), Provide and maintain proper licensure and acceptable driving record.
Duties and/or Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for performing maintenance and repairs of a significant nature on all types of equipment and/or assisting with repairs/improvements/maintenance of equipment to assure it is in safe working condition.

2. Safely operate equipment, standard and specialty tools, welders, hoists and other lifting devices, etc. on a daily basis.

3. Troubleshooting equipment maintenance problems to properly diagnose components to determine method and extent of repair necessary. Read, interpret, analyze and apply information in technical manuals and schematics.

4. Anticipate needed parts and supplies, disassemble equipment and parts, fabricate parts when needed and reassemble equipment and parts.

5. Use cutting torch and perform welding tasks.

6. Clean work areas.

7. Fill out shop repair orders daily.

8. Must be able to perform Oil changes, Air/hydraulic breaks, Suspensions, Transmissions & General Maintenance.

9. Drive and maintain mechanics truck.

10. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, and written). Frequent contact and communication with others within and outside the company. Self-motivated, team-player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently or in a team setting; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.

11. Communicate with Drivers regarding “Vehicle Condition Reports” and make appropriate repairs.

12. Proven experience handling multiple projects and priorities while maintaining tight deadlines; highly organized with attention to detail.

13. Accurately complete work orders or other maintenance repair documentation.

14. Ensure OSHA, DOT, MSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

15. May be required to operate and maintain company vehicle to perform field service repair then operate repaired equipment to ensure proper working condition after repairs have been completed.

16. Responsible to provide own basic hand tools, pneumatics and some specialty tools.

17. Must be flexible as to work hours and may be required to work weekends.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Benefits:
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness plans for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, and Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
How To Apply:
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 674, Bryan, TX 77806.
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