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Working As A Heavy Duty Mechanic

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $44,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Heavy Duty Mechanic Do At Penn National Gaming

* Hollywood Casino Aurora Core Values
* Departmental, property and company policies and standards
* Illinois Gaming Board requirements
* Sarbanes
* Oxley
* Internal Controls
* Ability to stand for extended periods of time
* Physical mobility with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 80 lbs
* Something to leave you with
* Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize.
* We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode.
* Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set.
* And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.
* Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about

What Does A Heavy Duty Mechanic Do At King County Washington

* Diagnose and repair all types of gas, diesel and hybrid powered equipment, including, but not limited to, automobiles, heavy/light trucks, tractors, backhoes, street sweepers, loaders and trailers.
* Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and replace ignition systems, fuel systems, lighting systems, electrical/computer control systems, radio systems and ABS b rake systems.
* Repair transmissions, manual and power-shift, differentials, PTO's and axle assemblies.
* Operate mechanical and electronic testing equipment to troubleshoot and repair systems.
* Maintain service, maintenance and repair records.
* Repair and maintain shop tools and machinery.
* Document maintenance, repairs and problems on work orders.
* Provide technical assistance, repairs and problems on work orders.
* Read and interpret equipment repair manuals, electric and hydraulic schematics and illustrated parts diagrams.
* Safely perform repairs in the field during inclement weather.
* Modify stock equipment to meeting County needs as directed.
* Coordinate repairs and maintenance with other workers.
* Provide technical assistance, direction and advice on complex or unusual projects.
* Use a Windows based computer program for tracking all work performed and retrieving information about work to be performed.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Heavy Duty Mechanic Do At Sunrise Senior Living

* Responsible for performing general housekeeping duties in resident suites, public areas and support areas as assigned while meeting or exceeding Sunrise’s quality standards
* Responsible for collecting, cleaning and redistributing the community laundry
* Assists Care Managers and Department Coordinators with resident care when requested
* Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA requirements and promotion of Risk Management programs and policies; adherence to safety rules and regulations
* Practices safety procedures at all times including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire extinguishers, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and Lockout Tagout procedures
* Team members may be exposed to blood and or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases
* Actively participates as a member of a team and committed to working toward team goals

What Does A Heavy Duty Mechanic Do At Lehigh Hanson

* Inspect equipment for proper functional use and perform preventative maintenance duties per manufacture’s specifications.
* Upgrade areas with new equipment/technology.
* Maintain current written or data input spreadsheets on all equipment repairs.
* Inspect, diagnose, and perform repair and maintenance of all plant equipment, using a variety of hand tools, power tools, shop machines, hoists, etc.
* Install and replace bearings, speed reducers, shafts, pulleys, idlers, motors, couplings, etc.
* Make major repairs to crushers, changing jaw dies, bearings, bushings, crusher mantles, etc.
* Repair conveyor belts, feeders, and hydraulic systems.
* Proficiently work with outside contractors on special projects.
* Have a willingness to operate individually or within the constraints of a team environment

What Does A Heavy Duty Mechanic Do At Affinity Gaming

* Responsible for providing “Genuine Service” to our internal and external guests.
* Ensures casinos is clean: offices, restrooms, corridors, trash removals, etc.
* Dust and clean window blinds in all areas
* Polish brass fixtures, and use trend master on escalator.
* Carpet and tiles in all areas including breakrooms, rest rooms need to be steamed and waxed.
* Conserves energy by turning off lights in area not in use to ensure economical usage of electricity.
* Wears protective equipment and safety procedures.
* Washes walls, ceiling, tiles, and light bulbs as needed.
* Scrubs, strips, sprays, buffs, vacuums and polishes floors with floor machines.
* Perform other duties as requested

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How To Become A Heavy Duty Mechanic

Most diesel technicians learn informally on the job after a high school education, but employers increasingly prefer applicants who have completed postsecondary training programs in diesel engine repair. Although not required, industry certification can demonstrate a diesel technician’s competence and experience.


Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. High school or postsecondary courses in automotive repair, electronics, and mathematics provide a strong educational background for a career as a diesel technician.

An increasing number of employers look for workers with postsecondary training in diesel engine repair. Many community colleges and trade and vocational schools offer certificate or degree programs in diesel engine repair.

Programs mix classroom instruction with hands-on training, including the basics of diesel technology, repair techniques and equipment, and practical exercises. Students also learn how to interpret technical manuals and electronic diagnostic reports.


Diesel technicians who begin working without any postsecondary education are trained extensively on the job. Trainees are assigned basic tasks, such as cleaning parts, checking fuel and oil levels, and driving vehicles in and out of the shop.

After they learn routine maintenance and repair tasks and demonstrate competence, trainees move on to more complicated subjects such as vehicle diagnostics. This process can take from 3 to 4 years, at which point a trainee is usually considered a journey-level diesel technician.

Over the course of their careers, diesel technicians must learn to use new techniques and equipment. Employers often send experienced technicians to special training classes conducted by manufacturers and vendors to learn about the latest diesel technology.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for diesel and other automotive service technicians and mechanics. Although not required, this certification demonstrates a diesel technician’s competence and experience to potential employers and clients, and often brings higher pay.

Diesel technicians may be certified in specific repair areas, such as drive trains, electronic systems, or preventative maintenance and inspection. To earn certification, technicians must have 2 years of work experience and pass one or more ASE exams. To remain certified, diesel technicians must pass a recertification exam every 5 years.

Many diesel technicians are required to have a commercial driver’s license so they may test-drive buses and large trucks.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Diesel technicians frequently discuss automotive problems and necessary repairs with their customers. They must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Diesel technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing engines and components, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments and other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Mechanics need a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination for many tasks, such as disassembling engine parts, connecting or attaching components, or using hand tools.

Mechanical skills. Diesel technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often disassemble major parts for repairs, and they must be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Diesel technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability for parts.

Strength. Diesel technicians often lift heavy parts and tools, such as exhaust system components and pneumatic wrenches.

Troubleshooting skills. Diesel technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Bosnian

  • French

  • Hmong

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

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Top Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills

  1. Diesel Engines
  2. Engine Safety
  3. Vehicle Issues
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Remove and replace fuel lines also injectors on diesel engines.
  • Complied with state vehicle requirements, including engine safety and combustion control standards.
  • Communicated with customers regarding vehicle issues and potential repairs.
  • Perform other procedures as needed and to assign preventive maintenance paperwork to the correct vehicles.
  • Maintained wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems.

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