Walbec Group



Payne and Dolan, Inc.


Gladstone, MI

Job Type

Full Time


$25 - $35 - Hourly

Apply Now

Mechanic - Heavy Equipment

Payne and Dolan, Inc. | Gladstone, MI
Full Time | $25 - $35 - Hourly

Apply Now

Payne & Dolan, Inc., a Walbec Group Company

Position summary:
Under the direction of the Shop Foreman, the Mechanic maintains equipment operation by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements; correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and alignments; keeping records.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion; completing winterization procedures
  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units
  • Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems
  • Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting
  • Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications
  • Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma, vocational training, certification form an accreditation organization, or combination of schooling and relevant work experience
  • Strong technical understanding, attention to detail, and thoroughness
  • Valid Driver's License that meets requirements
  • 2-3 years of experience working on heavy duty trucks, heavy equipment, etc.
  • Required to have own tools up to 3/4" drive (some tools supplied by the shop)
  • Organized self-starter who can manage time and resources efficiently
  • Great communication and problem-solving skills; able to contribute to the success of the team

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience documenting repairs and procuring parts
  • Sound understanding and experience using all types of repair tools, equipment and testing machinery
  • Current CDL license or the ability to obtain

Environmental Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

  • Be able to tolerate variable weather conditions from extreme heat to cold
  • Work in a dirty and dusty environment
  • Be able to walk and/or stand for extended time (up to an entire day's shift)
  • Be able to comprehend, understand and follow policies, procedures and safety requirements
  • Have the ability to hear and see to the level of accomplishment for above requirements

Apply Now