Shop Mechanic

Shop Mechanic

11 Jan 2023
North Dakota, Fargo / moorhead, 58102 Fargo / moorhead USA

Shop Mechanic

Position Summary:

Responsible for maintaining the operations and appearance of Wanzek Construction’s equipment.


Essential Job Functions:

- Fleet maintenance management

- Perform maintenance and preventative maintenance on all equipment, troubleshooting, determine if repairs will be done in the field, Wanzek’s shop, or outsourced

- Update tool inventory

- Properly complete a JHA prior to any work function that poses a potential of injury

- Operate equipment to diagnose problems and inspect equipment for defects

- Ensure all equipment has an equipment ID (logo, unit numbers, digital photos)

- Maintain proper record keeping

- DOT Issues: verify USDOT annual inspections in trucks and on file in office

- Equipment safety (i.e. backup alarms, lights, seat belts, fire extinguishers, rigging, etc.)

- Show expertise in all basic and complex machines, including crane safety (anti two blocks, rigging, crane maintenance daily log book/annual inspection, etc.); investigate or question others to ensure logs and two blocks are correct, etc.

- Occasionally travel to jobsites for repairs and inspections, review field maintenance to ensure it is done properly and review maintenance reports

- Review maintenance records and major repairs with operators and superintendents to ensure crews are self-sufficient and responsible for their own maintenance

- Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards

- Diagnose single system problems in mechanical electric or hydraulic systems

- Effectively communicate to obtain needed parts

- Examine assigned vehicle to determine if further safety or service work is required or recommended

- Document all work performed and recommended on the repair order

- Road test vehicles when required

- Identify machinery defects or malfunctions and complete repair

- Keep shop area neat and clean

- Maintain and account for all shop tools and manuals; return them to the proper place and in the same condition as when they were received

- Understand, keep abreast of and comply with federal, state and local regulations such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.

- Operate all tools and equipment in a safe manner

- Report any safety issues immediately to management


Education and Work Experience Requirements:

- One-year certificate from college or technical school in Diesel or Automotive Technology and two years relevant experience.

- One or more of the following certifications: Electrical diagnostics and repair cert, A/C system diagnostics and repair cert, Welding Certification, OEM certification (JD Tech, CAT Tech, Case IH Tech, Komatsu Tech, Ford, Kenworth, Liebherr)

- ASE Certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

- Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected by the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working toward Wanzek’s Zero Injury principles

- Ability to Diagnose complex problems in systems including mechanical, hydraulic and electrical.

- Ability to Supervise and coordinate the work of a 3rd party mechanic.

- Ability to track and maintain records of completed work and update status of open work orders

- Minimum level of rework

- High level of efficiency. 80% of efficiency or higher.

- Ability to work independently

- Willingness to go above and beyond

Working Environment:

- When visiting jobsites the work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions

- This work environment may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises

- Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles

- Frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals

- Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock

- Noise level in the work environment is usually loud

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