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Heavy Equipment Mechanic
at S&W Excavating and Grading
Hawkinsville, GA

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
at S&W Excavating and Grading
Hawkinsville, GA

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Job Description

  • This Job is located in Byron, GA

Lead Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The lead mechanic answers to the Equipment Manager, performs all mechanic functions and provides leadership for other employees in the shop. The job requires travel for field repairs with occasional overnight stays.


  • Consults with the equipment manager to schedule maintenance and repairs.
  • Understands and follows all safety rules and best practices.
  • est mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment in order to diagnose defects.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, schematics, diagrams and technical drawings.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace sub-assemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
  • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
  • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
  • Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
  • Maintain parts inventory and cleanliness in the shop
  • Collaborate with repair team to diagnose problems with vehicles and plan repairs
  • Maintain accurate records of each repair performed on vehicles



  • 5+ years’ experience as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Must possess a valid CDL license
  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds
  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • ASE Diesel Certification an asset (not required)
  • Lowboy experience transporting equipment an asset (not required)

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