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Become A Field Mechanic

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Working As A Field Mechanic

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $47,860

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Mechanic Do At Tennant Company

* Troubleshoot and repair mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems, air and water-cooled combustion engines, and diesel-gas
* LP powered engine problems on all Tennant products and similar competitive products
* Responsible for effectively scheduling time and arranging all customer service calls, planned maintenance and breakdowns, to maintain effective customer service
* Maintain records of all service activities and business reporting documentation, through the use customer repair order logs, service agreements, completed repair orders, timesheets, machine checklists, receiving records, expense reports, and service agreements
* Efficiently manage inventory levels to maximize inventory turns while minimizing return trips to customers
* Ensure proper communication of customer preventative maintenance schedules and future service needs
* Estimate machine repair requirements and prepare necessary data to provide an accurate repair quote to the customer
* Responsible for proper and safe use, maintenance, and reporting of all Tennant Company property.
* This includes trucks, trailers, tools, and equipment
* Partner with sales representatives in regard to potential customer applications for equipment replacements
* Consistently present a professional image, both in personal appearance and condition of company equipment
* Assist manager by making territory boundary changes and customer alignment recommendations

What Does A Field Mechanic Do At Sunbelt Rentals

* Observe, learn & assist with Mechanics who are overseeing major repairs of all types of equipment
* Provide field support to other field mechanics with maintenance or equipment repairs
* Assist Mechanics in conducting preventive maintenance to avoid unnecessary repairs and down time in the field
* Perform maintenance type work (i.e. preventive maintenance, pre-delivery inspections, light repairs, etc.) under supervision
* Fabricates and replaces parts as required to meet manufacturers specifications under supervision
* Perform safety inspections on equipment
* Attend all training and manufacturing training as directed
* Meet all company, governmental, and equipment related safety requirements
* Attend and participate in all Profit Center Meetings
* Maintain a clean and safe work environment and properly handle company tools
* Maintain acceptably clean, neat and professional appearance at all times while wearing company uniforms

What Does A Field Mechanic Do At Ceres Environmental Services, Inc.

* Read job orders, observe and listen to truck/equipment in operation to determine malfunction, and plan work procedures.
* Disassemble machinery, heavy equipment, and diesel/gasoline engines to remove parts and make applicable repairs.
* Diagnose, analyze, repair, adjust and align any/all components of machinery, heavy equipment and engines.
* Order and/or requisition parts and materials as needed.
* Maintain vehicle records by annotating all received services and repairs.
* Complete test runs on repaired machinery, heavy equipment, and engines to verify adequacy of repairs.
* Confer with operators, and observe, test, and evaluate operation of equipment to properly diagnose cause of malfunction.
* Understand and perform various daily and weekly assignments from verbal or written communication.
* Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly.
* Adhere to all company safety standards/policies and applicable OSHA regulations.
* Install new ignition systems, align front wheels, change or recharge batteries, and replace transmission and other parts.
* Other duties may be assigned

What Does A Field Mechanic Do At Columbia Helicopters Inc.

* Maintaining the aircraft to ensure airworthy condition.
* All work is performed in a safe and approved manner.
* Ensuring that all log books and forms recording the work performed are accurate and are maintained to FAA and CHI standards.
* Gaining access to all portions of aircraft for maintenance and inspection purposes.
* Give on the job training to other employees.
* Performing maintenance on ground support equipment.
* Crawling under, working overhead, and climbing onto the top of the helicopter.
* Lifting aircraft components and support equipment.
* Travel with assigned aircraft.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Field Mechanic Do At H.O. Penn

* Successfully provide service of recognized superior value
* Troubleshoot problems
* Efficiently utilize resources to correct problems
* Document steps taken to correct problems
* Maximize the efficient use of service and repair processes to provide fast accurate service and minimize unnecessary expense
* Plan proper repair procedures for efficiency
* Efficiently utilize tooling and technical resources
* Effectively communicate status of repair work with supervisor
* Effectively communicate with customer
* Represent the company in a positive, professional manner
* Communicate customer's options to correct current problems
* Advise customer of cost of repair and collect payment as required
* Successfully contribute towards building a culture of safety through completion of all safety initiatives
* Complete/attend all safety meetings, computer based safety training, safety audits and other safety training as assigned
* Work in a proactive, safe manner in compliance with all safety practices, policies and training
* Immediately resolve and/or report all safety issues to supervisor

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How To Become A Field Mechanic

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights typically need a high school diploma. However, industrial machinery mechanics need a year or more of training after high school, whereas machinery maintenance workers typically receive on-the-job training that lasts a few months to a year.

Most millwrights go through an apprenticeship program that lasts about 4 years. Programs are usually a combination of technical instruction and on-the-job training. Others learn their trade through a 2-year associate’s degree program in industrial maintenance.

Education

Employers of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights generally require them to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers prefer to hire workers who have taken high school or postsecondary courses in mechanical drawing, mathematics, blueprint reading, computer programming, and electronics. Some mechanics and millwrights complete a 2-year associate’s degree program in industrial maintenance.

Training

Industrial machinery mechanics may receive more than a year of on-the-job training, while machinery maintenance workers typically receive training that lasts a few months to a year. Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers learn how to perform routine tasks, such as setting up, cleaning, lubricating, and starting machinery. They may also be instructed in subjects such as shop mathematics, blueprint reading, proper hand tools use, welding, electronics, and computer programming. This training may be offered on the job by professional trainers hired by the employer or by representatives of equipment manufacturers.

Most millwrights learn their trade through a 3- or 4-year apprenticeship. For each year of the program, apprentices must have at least 144 hours of relevant technical instruction and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. On the job, apprentices learn to set up, clean, lubricate, repair, and start machinery. During technical instruction, they are taught welding, mathematics, how to read blueprints, how to use electronic and pneumatic devices, and how to use grease and fluid properly. Many also receive computer training. 

After completing an apprenticeship program, millwrights are considered fully qualified and can usually perform tasks with less guidance. 

Employers, local unions, contractor associations, and the state labor department often sponsor apprenticeship programs. The basic qualifications for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able to do the work
Important Qualities

Manual dexterity. When handling very small parts, workers must have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights use technical manuals and sophisticated diagnostic equipment to figure out why machines are not working. Workers must be able to reassemble large, complex machines after finishing a repair.

Troubleshooting skills. Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights must observe, diagnose, and fix problems that a machine may be having.

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Field Mechanic Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    96.1%
  • Female

    2.9%
  • Unknown

    1.0%

Ethnicity

  • White

    79.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.4%
  • Asian

    6.4%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    65.0%
  • Comanche

    5.0%
  • Portuguese

    5.0%
  • Cherokee

    5.0%
  • French

    5.0%
  • Chickasaw

    5.0%
  • Arabic

    5.0%
  • Korean

    5.0%
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Top Skills for A Field Mechanic

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Top Field Mechanic Skills

  1. Heavy Equipment
  2. Monthly Safety Meetings
  3. Diesel Engines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Delivered heavy equipment, loaded and unloaded equipment, facility maintenance, worked in the shop and in the field.
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure operation safety.
  • Diagnose and repair engine problems of Diesel engines.
  • Shop and field repairs on Forklifts, Backhoes, Track hoes, Diesel Welding Machines, Air Compressors and Mobile Cranes
  • Included mechanical/electrical repair, welding, and preventive maintenance.

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