Careers - Mechanic

Job Summary:

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair and maintain heavy equipment and transportation vehicles including cars; light, medium and heavy trucks; paving and earthmoving equipment. This hourly, non-exempt position will function independently with guidance from the Shop Superintendent or Shop Leader.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate initiative in analyzing and solving problems.
  • Proficiently troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and rebuild all system failures on mobile and stationary equipment.
  • Safely perform all essential functions.
  • Generate report of parts necessary and time required to complete project.
  • Operate equipment which may or may not require a commercial drivers license for diagnosing and testing purposes.
  • Accurately generate in a timely manner all repair work orders including parts, fluids, labor, repair work and mileage.
  • Perform cleanup at end of day or when job is completed including cleaning tools and putting tools in proper storage.
  • Demonstrate diplomatic proactive communication with Leaders and Equipment Operators concerning equipment and job-related projects.
  • Use welding and flame-cutting equipment to perform welding duties.
  • Consistently work on personal growth plan.
  • Exercise proper care and maintenance of company equipment.
  • Frequently work more than 40 hours per week. Occasionally work non-traditional hours including Night shift, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Regular travel to regional job sites is required.
  • May require periodic travel and overnight stay outside of region.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repairing and maintaining mobile equipment.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Construction operations.

Ability to:

  • Operate tools and equipment used to repair equipment.
  • Take and follow instructions.
  • Ability to learn and follow RCI Company policies.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal guidance.


  • Valid driver’s license for state in which you reside with acceptable driving record per company minimum standards for drivers.
  • Must possess complete set of tools.
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting techniques.
  • Must be proficient in hydraulic principles and systems.
  • Must be proficient in fundamentals of engines.
  • Must be proficient in power and drive train principles.
  • Must be proficient in machine electronics.
  • Must be proficient in cutting and welding processes.
  • Must be proficient in fuel systems.


  • Prefer completion of Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology program from an accredited vocational or technical school.


  • Prefer ten years of experience as a heavy equipment or truck technician.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work with fuel and other petroleum products.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb on and off equipment safely.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, or squat to reach repair areas.
  • Ability to work in shop or field environments with exposure to dust, welding fumes, exhaust vapors, noise, confined spaces, and inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment.

The specific statement shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.