Heavy equipment mechanics are responsible for working on medium to heavy duty vehicles and machines used in road construction and rail transportation or as farm equipment. The Heavy vehicle mechanic isolates faults, repair defects and maintain big tractors, trucks, bucks, trailers, cranes, snow removal equipment, proper drainage system. These mechanics work in a variety of these biggest engines machine settings and ensure machines continue to run safely while at optimum performance. Heavy equipment mechanics know how to repair diagnosed problems for its area of application, and are ready to get their hands dirty when it comes to method of disassembling and reassembling parts of the engine to keep machines running appropriately. Understanding the type of industry, they may have to be trained and innovative to work in a field, require how to implement farm equipment maintenance & repair, or a crane repair. Some mechanics work on a definite number of company fleet, or may be independent and carried out work in a shop. Other specifications include certain heavy equipment mechanics work with the more difficult assignments for the government and work on armored tanks and other military equipment.
The Heavy Equipment Operator is capable for safe and effective operations of heavy equipment. Mechanics are versatile in their specific areas; they perform multiple functions including engine repair, and must have thoroughly understanding of electronic stability, hydraulic brake lines, fuel and more. They work to operate various components of heavy equipment with safety and productive manner. Heavy equipment could be trucks, front or crawler loaders, trenchers, motor graders, dozer, compactors, scrapers and other construction equipment like cranes. Maintain cleanliness, easements, safety and securely stored of all equipment as directed by legislative council policies and procedures are required. Moreover, the operator may need to deal with individuals and members of the public in a civilized manner. This many involves conversations of receiving complaints about managing schedules and quality of services. The Heavy Equipment Operator would report problems on any such complaints to include in a note for record keeping and respond in a courteous and polite way. Furthermore, he/she should be physically fit for demanding job. He or she will be lifting a heavy object, pulling to use equipment and manual handling of objects. The Heavy Equipment Operator will have work to do in nearly all weather conditions whether it would be extreme heat or cold and must make sure that all activities are completed with maintenance checks for efficient results in order to minimize the risk of loss of life or injury and damage to assets.