Heavy Equipment Technician


Heavy Equipment Technicians maintain, repair, and overhaul heavy vehicles and industrial equipment, both towed and self-propelled.

Maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment may include:

  • Internal combustion engines and components, both stationary and mobile
  • Tracked equipment, commonly called crawler tractors
  • Digging equipment and components, including rippers, ditchers, backhoes, trenchers and similar equipment
  • Towed earth moving equipment, commonly called scrapers
  • Self-propelled earth moving equipment, commonly called motor scrapers
  • Rubber tyred equipment, commonly called tractors
  • On-highway and off-highway motor vehicles, commonly called trucks
  • Towed on-highway and off-highway vehicles, commonly called trailers

In general, heavy equipment technicians:

  • Interpret work orders and technical manuals
  • Keep equipment cleaned, lubricated and maintained
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that the work done meets manufacturers' specifications and legislated regulations
  • Write service reports

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