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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

San Antonio, TX

Order: 7407


Labor On Demand has openings for Heavy Equipment Mechanic


San Antonio Area




 6+ months

Travel Required:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday

(rotating shifts)

6 am to 3 pm

1 pm 10pm


*may work weekend and/or holidays*

Rate of Pay:

$ 19.27






Job Summary

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic Under general supervision, is responsible for performing preventative maintenance activities on heavy and off-road equipment. Performs minor
 repairs on light-duty vehicles and trucks. Working conditions are primarily in an outside or shop environment with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, dust, damp/wet surfaces, high noise levels, oily surfaces, and hazardous heavy equipment. May require shift work, weekends, nights, and holidays. Exercises no supervision.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs assigned preventative maintenance work including changing oil and other fluids, greasing joints, and replacing filters on heavy equipment and some light-duty vehicles.

  • Performs minor repairs including work on starters, alternators, brakes, belts, hoses, windshield wipers, and gasoline engines. 

  • Completes required work order paperwork.

  • Conducts safety checks on all equipment.

  • Assists in heavy equipment repairs and heavy equipment adjustments, frequently lifting and carrying parts or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Assists higher level mechanics on project work.

  • Performs other maintenance duties.

  • Transports vehicles of all types to work locations or repair vendors.

  • Performs inventory, monitors check out/check in of parts, and identifies salvageable parts

  • May change/repair tires and wash equipment, as needed

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of operating characteristics of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, and diagnostic testing devices used in auto, truck, and heavy equipment repair and maintenance. 

  • Knowledge of automotive heavy equipment systems repair and maintenance procedures. 

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of record keeping.

  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance scheduling techniques and procedures. 

  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment trouble shooting and diagnostic procedures and techniques. 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to perform automotive and heavy equipment repairs and maintenance. 

  • Ability to diagnose defects and repair needs on a wide variety of automobiles, trucks, and heavy equipment. 

  • Ability to utilize all tools and equipment used in automotive and heavy equipment repair. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with employees, supervisors, and the general public.


  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.




  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).

  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience performing essential job functions listed above which could include experience gained through a technical training program.

  • Must possess a Texas Class "A" Driver's License (CDL) or obtain within 90 days of employment. ( (Paid training and testing onsite provided by client)


Working Environment

Often work outdoors, but some workers may work indoors. Are often exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. Are sometimes exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures when working outdoors. Are sometimes exposed to contaminants, such as fumes from paints or sealers. Operating hand tools, machinery, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, handling, reach outward, reach above shoulder, crawl, squat/Kneel, bend, push and pull frequently. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on work surface.

  • Ability to use upper and lower extremities to move or transport 25 to 50 pounds, including pressing against something to force it in a forward, downward or outward position or drag, haul 25 to 50 pounds

  • Ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending spine at waist, and bending legs at knees and moving extremities in any direction

  • Ability to withstand physical demands on the body, including being in a stationary and/or standing position most of the day

  • Ability to express and exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, including where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly

  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information

 Other Requirements

  • Vision (near, distance)

  • Sense of Sound (answering phone, fire alarms, horns)


Company Description


Labor On Demand, Inc. d.b.a. LOD Staffing is a knowledgeable and passionate employment agency servicing the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan area. For nearly two decades, we have strived to bring the right people together with the right jobs. Whether it is an opportunity for a new career, seasonal work, or a part-time gig to provide extra income, we take extraordinary pride in matching you with a position that satisfies your employment needs. Join our team today and let us help you find your next exciting career opportunity. We look forward to meeting you!



EEO Statement


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