Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Heavy Equipment Tech I

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description


(Paid Training, Step Progression based on technical certifications, Yearly boot allowance $135, Shift differential pay for 2nd shift, CDL training offered.)

*This is a 2nd shift position *

Definition: Under direct supervision by the Fleet Services Manager and Lead Technician, provides skilled trouble-shooting and mechanical servicing of heavy equipment used in construction and maintenance and Fire equipment related projects in Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). This job classification is a Job Progression position. This job class is treated as FLSA non-exempt.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Distinguishing Features: The Heavy Equip Tech (I) performs general heavy equipment duties and differs from the Heavy Equip Tech (II) and Heavy Equip Tech (III). This position is eligible for progression which requires competency trade certifications.

Examples of Tasks

1. Determines causes of mechanical operating problems, traces and locates defects and makes repairs to heavy mobile equipment and emergency vehicles. Equipment to be serviced includes, but is not limited to: Fire Engines, ambulances, bulldozer, road graders, skip loaders, loaders, backhoes, water wagon, excavators, cranes, augers, trenchers, grader buckets, air compressor, dump trucks, roller and similar heavy construction and earth moving vehicles.

2. Performs repairs, welding, and fabrications for overhauls and rebuilds of major assemblies, systems and vehicles, as needed, using various welding equipment (e.g., mig/tig/arc). Uses knowledge of materials, such as gasoline and diesel powered equipment and materials handling equipment, to correctly diagnose and repair equipment.

3. Makes changes or modifications in accordance with specifications and guidelines. Select appropriate materials; plan operations and complete activities as directed by supervisor.

4. Reads and follows technical manuals used in diagnosing and repairing heavy mobile equipment; reads and interprets instructions, specifications, books, manuals, schematics to check, compare and solve repair problems. Repair Fire Department equipment as manuals and on line specification show.

5. Performs regularly scheduled maintenance of equipment to include fueling, lubrications, and filters, tires, etc., in the absence of Auto Service Worker or as required by the supervisor.

6. Safely operates electrical/power/manual tools and equipment, including but not limited to: generators, air compressors, impact wrenches, wrenches, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, jumper cables and ratchet sets.

7. Maintains and repairs emergency vehicle, sanitation trucks, etc., as required.

8. Diagnose and repairs air-conditioning system on all types of equipment.

9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance facility operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of general policies, procedures and standards followed in heavy equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of current OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of proper use of heavy equipment repair, including entry-level knowledge in reading and interpreting books, manuals, and schematics.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic and repair methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment related to heavy equipment mechanics.
  • Knowledge of equipment and machinery components and assemblies, installation, repair structure, functions, and other essential elements of heavy equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of types of grease and varieties of lubricants used in gasoline and diesel combustion-powered heavy duty vehicles and heavy mobile equipment such as bulldozers, road graders, crawlers, tractors, etc.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in heavy equipment repair; familiarity with tolerances and maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and materials handling equipment, overhaul and rebuilding of engines.
  • Knowledge of use and operation of welding equipment for heavy equipment repairs.

  • Skill and accuracy in diagnosing, inspecting, installing and repair of heavy equipment.
  • Skill in safely operating electrical/power/manual tools and welding equipment.

  • Ability to work in dirt, oil and dusty conditions.
  • Ability to work in weather-exposed situation.
  • Ability to work safely in contact with flammable materials.
  • Ability to follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to lift, stand, bend, stoop and carry objects, including but not limited to mechanical tools, materials and equipment, weighing 50 - 90 pounds and to otherwise physically perform and complete heavy equipment mechanic tasks as directed by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and experience equivalent to two (2) years assisting a journey level heavy equipment mechanic. Must have own general tools of the trade.

Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.