Shop Mechanic

Tired of working for a corporate mechanic shop doing the same thing day in and day out? Are you looking for more independence, less micro-managing, more variety?

We are looking for a skilled Mechanic to assemble, maintain and repair construction equipment, dump trucks, and pickups. We are looking for someone who’s worked at a large shop like Boyer Truck, I-State Truck, Nuss Truck, Allstate, Ziegler CAT, Hayden Murphy, RMS, General Equipment, Ruffridge-Johnson, etc.; that can bring their skills and organization to our shop.

You and our existing skilled mechanic will work together to run our 2-man shop: dividing up the repairs to be done each week, working together on more complicated projects, logging repair and non-repair hours, and working with management and each other to improve efficiencies and maintenance.

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Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Mechanic include, but are not limited to:

General Labor

  • Performing repairs on all types of machinery, including skid steers, pavers, rollers, dump trucks, trailers, and pickups.
  • Inspecting equipment to ensure that it is safe to use, performing maintenance on machines as needed, and troubleshooting problems with equipment operation.
  • Diagnosing problems with equipment to determine causes and solutions.
  • Maintaining equipment performance by performing regular maintenance checks, including oil changes, tire rotation, brakes, and fluid levels
  • Performing repairs on engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering systems, clutches, hydraulics, and other components
  • Installing new equipment such as engines and transmissions, or removing old equipment and replacing it with new components
  • Repairing and replacing parts such as engines, brakes, wheels, axles, bearings, transmission assemblies, electrical wiring, hydraulic hoses, and sheet metal panels
  • Performing preventative maintenance such as lubricating moving parts or greasing machinery
  • Basic ongoing maintenance / repair of paving equipment.
  • Work with shop mechanic and management to maintain schedules and priorities.
  • Preform onsite maintenance calls when needed by crews.
  • Track time and parts on a computer system for each job to evaluate job costs analysis.
  • Spring and winter maintenance.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.


  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.


  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Work with your fellow shop mechanic to delegate work, work together on larger projects, and maximize each other’s skills and efficiencies


Education, Training and Certifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • D.O.T Certification required
  • Previous mechanic experience
  • Paving equipment experience is a plus
  • Class D Driver’s License required
  • Class A preferred (if you don’t have one, you will be required to get one once hired)

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a shop with heavy equipment and vehicles.

Technical Knowledge

  • Engine rebuilds
  • Welding steel and aluminum
  • Track repair, maintenance, and replacement
  • Small engine repair
  • Clutch adjustment and replacement
  • Carburetor repair and adjustment
  • Drum and disc brake adjustment and replacement
  • Axle repair
  • Radiator repair and replacement
  • Hydraulic ram replacement


  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Accomplish goals in a team environment
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and orderly
  • High energy, and ability to manage stress
  • Working Conditions
  • Out of town travel is sometimes required.
  • Overtime as required
  • Work is sometimes performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS. on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Experience level:

  • 5 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Belle Plaine, MN: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


    • Heavy equipment repair: 5 years (Required)
    • Mechanical knowledge: 5 years (Required)
    • Work Location: In person
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