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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

General Scope: Plasser American Corporation, the leading manufacturer of track maintenance machinery is looking for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic to join its Test/Calibration team within its manufacturing plant located in Chesapeake, Va. The Mechanic focused on setup, inspection, calibration, and troubleshooting of various mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems on railroad maintenance equipment. The Mechanic will function primarily on the regular day shift, Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend work, overtime, and travel may be required based on production needs. Position Details Performs technically challenging functions such as assembling, testing, modifying, calibrating, and troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems. Maintain records of the inspections (as required) on the machines. Tests, analyzes, and prepares detailed summary reports, on sub-systems that include, but not limited to mechanical components, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems and electrical control systems. Properly use tools ranging from common hand and power tools to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices Interpret and understand engineering drawings, manufacturer's instructions, maintenance procedures, specifications and ensure compliance with customer specifications, work orders, and company quality standards. Receive and apply training on new technologies, equipment, safety, and work related subjects Identify and correct unsafe conditions and practices. Inspect for quality workmanship during the machine assembly process Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and quality auditors. Basic requirements: Minimum 3 years' experience as a heavy equipment mechanic or related industry (automotive, electrical, industrial, etc.). Knowledge of set up, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing mechanical systems Knowledge of DC/AC, Voltage Circuit Theory and practical troubleshooting skills Must have basic computer skills (email, internet, MS office) Effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Capable of working in a team environment Ability to read and interpret schematics and engineering blueprints Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Preferred Skills: Familiar with PLC systems is a plus Experience with Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems Knowledge of railroad track maintenance machinery is a plus Ability to troubleshoot/identify root cause, and systematically solve problems. Ability to plan activities Good mathematical skills, Understanding of the metric system. Military experience in heavy equipment is a plus Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance) Education: Minimum of a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Certificates in hydraulic or pneumatics operations, Vocational School, Military A school Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas: Basic knowledge of mechanics. Basic knowledge in the fields of electricity/electronics and industrial hydraulics/ pneumatics. Basic knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment. Basic knowledge in the reading, and interpretation, of electrical schematic drawings and engineering blueprints. Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills: Ability to troubleshoot/identify root cause, and systematically solve problems. Capable of working in a team environment. Ability to plan activities. Knowledge of basic IT skills and MS Office Application. Ability to read, and write, reports and procedures in various formats. Ability to read, and interpret, electrical schematic drawings and engineering blueprints. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to apply critical thinking and solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and quality auditors. Ability to compute angles, slope, degrees, using basic geometry and trigonometry. Good mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the metric system. Ability to use electronic test equipment. Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Engineering , Chesapeake, Virginia

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