Walbec Group



Payne and Dolan, Inc.


Waukesha, WI

Job Type

Full Time


Based on Experience - Hourly

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Mechanic - Heavy Equipment/Diesel/Paving

Payne and Dolan, Inc. | Waukesha, WI
Full Time | Based on Experience - Hourly

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Payne & Dolan, a Walbec Group Company

Waukesha, WI

Position summary:

Under the direction of the Shop Foreman, the Heavy Equipment 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

  • Valid Driver's License that meets requirements
  • Valid CDL
  • Five (5) to nine (9) years of prior work experience working on heavy duty trucks, heavy equipment, etc.
  • Required to have own tools up to " drive (some tools supplied by the shop)
  • Prior experience working with hydraulic and electrical repairs and AC and DC circuits
  • Working knowledge of asphalt paving machines and transfer machines
  • Knowledge and desire to rebuild Carlson Screeds Blaw Knox and Volvo paving machines
  • Prior experience working on diesel engines
  • Prior experience performing diagnostics, welding and fabricating
  • Prior experience working in a shop and performing field service repairs

Preferred Skills

  • 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
  • Prior experience documenting repairs
  • Sound understanding of using all repair tools, equipment and testing machinery

Physical Requirements:

The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

ClimbingA22Going up and down ladders, stairs, and ramps.
Using of feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
BalancingA21Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
StoopingA21Bending body downward and forward by bending at the waist. This task is important if it occurs a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
KneelingA21Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
CrouchingA21Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
CrawlingB11Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
Pulling/PushingA23Using upper arms and shoulders to exert force in order to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
LiftingA33Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back.
FingeringA41Picking, pinching, typing, keyboarding, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather then whole hand or arms as in handling
GraspingA42Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms
FeelingA41Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
ReachingA32Raising arms from a lower to a higher position all planes and directions, to conduct task. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back muscles.
StandingA31To support one self on the feet in an erect position
WalkingA31To move along on foot: advance by steps.
HandlingA42Using of hands to grasp, lift and use tools and material
SittingA21To rest on the buttocks or haunches, while using upper extremities.

Critical How important is the item to completion of assigned responsibilities
A = essential to the job B = required, but not essential C = not required

Frequency How often does the job require the employee to demonstrate the task
1 = less then 10% of time 2 = from 11 25 % of time 3 = from 26 50 % of time
4 = from 51 75 % of time 5 = from 75 100 % of time

Intensity Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weight to the completion of assigned responsibilities
1 = less then 10 lbs. 2 = from 10 24 lbs. 3 = from 25 49 lbs.
4 = from 50 74 lbs. 5 = from 74 99 lbs. 6 = from 100 lbs. and up

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

Additional Notes: Must have reliable transportation and show up to work on time every day. The ability to work varied hours including overtime as needed.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees.

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