Blythe Construction Inc Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Gaffney, South Carolina

For 90 years, the professional men and women of Blythe Construction, Inc. have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have supported the Southeast's rise to prominence. From large interstate highways to small commercial site development, Blythe Construction employees perform with pride and creativity. We approach every project with a dedication to efficiency, technology and, most of all, safety. Blythe Construction is proud to be a part of this area's history and development, and a partner in the Carolina’s future.


General Description

A Heavy Equipment Mechanic is an hourly-rated skilled craft position that performs maintenance on construction vehicles and other equipment. A Mechanic typically performs a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work flow dictates.

Key Duties.

  • Analyze malfunctions and repairs, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, such as cranes, scrapers, asphalt and concrete paving machines, motor graders, bulldozers, loaders, pump compressors and pneumatic tools

  • Able to drive a one ton or larger vehicle with standard transmission.

  • Operate and inspect machines or equipment to diagnose defects.

  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment using hoists and hand tools.

  • Replace defective engines and sub-assemblies such as transmissions.

  • Weld broken parts and structural members.

  • Must be able to read and comprehend repair manuals.

  • Other related job functions may include, but not limited to:

  • Examines parts for damage and/or excessive wear

  • Using micrometers and gauges.

  • Tests overhauled equipment to insure operating efficiently.

  • May direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment.

  • May perform incidental work items included within other crafts as well as related duties.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

  • This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Mechanic. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.

  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees.

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on paving, roads, highways, and bridges.

  • Preferred CDL class A driver’s license with a hazmat endorsement and satisfactory driving record.

Physical Demands

  • Heavy physical effort required.

  • Ability to lift 0 to 50 pounds occasionally for hand work; Must be able to stand, bend, stretch for extended periods of time; ability to bend crouch and climb on and off the equipment repetitively; Use hands, arms and legs fully, acceptable vision (either naturally or with corrective lens).

  • Continuous mental and visual attention required to complete tasks in efficient manner involving repetitive or diversified work requiring alertness of activity.

  • Constant care necessary to prevent injury to others due to inherent hazards of construction work.

Work Environment

  • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.

  • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.


  • Medical & Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Voluntary Term Life

  • Long Term Disability

  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Additional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..