CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Summary Job Description Tasks
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Database software Data base user interface and query software
Maintenance management software Facilities management software
Recordkeeping software Data base user interface and query software
Adjustable monkey wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Air compressors Air compressors
Allen wrenches Hex keys
Ammeters Ammeters
Arc welders Welders
Awls Awls
Ball peen hammers Hammers
Battery chargers Battery chargers
Bolt cutters Bolt cutters
Boring bars Boring tools
Brake bleeder wrenches Specialty wrenches
Brass drifts Punches or nail sets or drifts
Brazing equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Breaker bars Specialty wrenches
Center punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Channel lock pliers Locking pliers
Circuit testers Circuit tester
Clamp-on multimeters Clamp On Multimeter
Cold chisels Cold chisels
Combination wrenches Combination wrenches
Cordless screwdrivers Power screwguns
Crowfoot wrenches Specialty wrenches
Cutting torches Blow torches
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Diagonal cutting pliers Diagonal cut pliers
Dial calipers Calipers
Dial gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
Drill presses Workshop presses
Dual action pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Dynamometers Dynamometers
Electric welders Welders
Electronic engine analyzers Digital testers
Electronic screwdrivers Power screwguns
End nippers End cut pliers
Exhaust emission analyzers Automotive exhaust emission analyzers
Feeler gauges Feeler gauges
Files Files
Flame cutting equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Flare nut wrenches Specialty wrenches
Gas welders Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Grease guns Grease guns
Grinding machines Power grinders
Groove joint/water pump pliers Slip or groove joint pliers
Hacksaws Saws
Hammers Hammers
Hand held diagnostic computers Portable data input terminals
Handheld battery testers Battery testers
Hard hats Hard hats
Hard-toed shoes Safety boots
Hazardous material protective clothing Hazardous material protective apparel
Heat guns Heat guns
Hex key sets Hex keys
Hoists Hoists
Hose clamps C clamps
Hose-clamp pliers Locking pliers
Hydraulic lifts Lifts
Impact air wrenches Pneumatic impact wrenches
Inspection mirrors Magnifiers
Jack stands Engine or vehicle stands
Jacks Jacks
Lathes Lathes
Leak detection equipment Leak testing equipment
Leak detectors Liquid leak detectors
Lineman's pliers Linemans pliers
Locking C-clamp pliers Locking pliers
Long nose pliers Longnose pliers
Magnetic pickup tools Magnetic tools
Metal inert gas MIG welders Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
Micrometers Micrometers
Multimeters Multimeters
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
Nut drivers Nut drivers
Offset box wrenches Box end wrenches
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
Oil filter wrenches Specialty wrenches
On board computers Microcontrollers
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
Oxyacetylene welding equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Paint sprayers Paint sprayers
Personal computers Personal computers
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Pin punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
Pitch gauges Pitch measuring instruments
Plasma welding equipment Plasma welding machinery
Plastic tip hammers Hammers
Pneumatic ratchets Pneumatic impact wrenches
Pneumatic wrenches Pneumatic impact wrenches
Power drills Power drills
Power grinders Power grinders
Power sanders Power sanders
Power saws Power saws
Pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Protective ear plugs Ear plugs
Pry bars Pry bars
Punch sets Punches or nail sets or drifts
Putty knives Putty knives
Ratcheting screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Ratchets Ratchets
Razor knives Razor knives
Respirators Respirators
Riveting tools Rivet tools
Rubber mallets Mallets
Rulers Rulers
Safety goggles Goggles
Screw extractor sets Screw extractors
Screw pitch gauges Pitch measuring instruments
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Slip joint pliers Slip or groove joint pliers
Slotted screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Snap ring pliers Retaining ring pliers
Snips Tinners snips
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
Socket wrenches Sockets
Solvent sprayers Hand sprayers
Spark plug gapping tools Feeler gauges
Starter punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Tachometers Tachometers
Tape measures Tape measures
Test lights Circuit tester
Three-pin punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Tire pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Torx screwdrivers Torx keys
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment Tungsten inert gas TIG welding machinery
Two way radios Two way radios
Utility knives Utility knives
Vise grip pliers Locking pliers
Voltmeters Voltage or current meters
Welding hoods Welding masks
Wheel alignment gauges Wheel alignment equipment
Wire brushes Wire brushes
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
Wire cutters Wire cutters
Wire strippers Stripping tools
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Alternate Job Title(s)
Brake Mechanic
Bulldozer Mechanic
Cat Mechanic
Caterpillar Mechanic
Clutch Mechanic
Construction Equipment Mechanic
Construction Equipment Overhauler
Crane Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Technician
Dinkey Engine Mechanic
Donkey Mechanic
Dragline Mechanic
Dredge Mechanic
Drop Hammer Mechanic
Endless Track Vehicle Mechanic
Equipment Mechanic
Equipment Technician
Field Mechanic
Field Service Technician
Field Technician
Fleet Technician
Fork Lift Mechanic
Forklift Mechanic
Forklift Technician
Garage Construction Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Duty Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Technician
Heavy Vehicle Technician
Hoist Mechanic
Hydraulic Auto Jack Mechanic
Hydraulic Jack Mechanic
Hydraulic Mechanic
Hydro Mechanic
Lift Truck Mechanic
Link Trainer Mechanic
Logging Equipment Mechanic
Machine Maintenance
Machine Overhauler
Machine or Machinery Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic
Master Mechanic
Mechanic Helper
Mobile Equipment Mechanic
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Power Shovel Mechanic
Rigging Loft Mechanic
Shop Mechanic
Shop Technician
Shovel Mechanic
Ski Lift Mechanic
Truck Mechanic Apprentice
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
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