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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Job Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.


  • Opportunities should be excellent for people with formal postsecondary training in heavy equipment repair; those without formal training will face competition.
  • Generally, a service technician with at least 3 to 4 years of on-the-job experience is accepted as fully qualified.
  • Wages for mobile heavy equipment mechanics are higher than the average for all installation, maintenance, and repair workers.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,600/yr ($22.80/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree