Blythe Construction Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Gaffney, South Carolina

General DescriptioniA 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 toolsAble to drive a one ton or larger vehicle with standard transmission.Operate and inspect machines or equipment to diagnose defects.iDismantle 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.iOther related job functions may include, but not limited to:Examines parts for damage and/or excessive wearUsing 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.iQualification RequirementsiTo 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 ExperienceThis 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. i i iMust 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.PreferrediCDL class A driveris licensei with a hazmat endorsement and satisfactory driving record.Physical DemandsHeavy 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). i i iContinuous 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.iWork EnvironmentWork 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.iBenefitsMedical and VisioniInsuranceDental InsuranceBasic Life and ADandD InsuranceShort Term DisabilityVoluntary Term LifeLong Term DisabilityPaid Vacation and Holiday Pay401(k) PlanAdditional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..