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Diesel Mechanic - Salem, OR

Salem, OR 97301

Industry: Skilled Trades/Light Industrial Job Number: 65261

Diesel Mechanic - Salem, OR

Qualifications and Experience:

• High school diploma or equivalent required; college courses in business, engineering, or mathematics and/or equivalent work experience is favorable;

•  Maintenance/mechanical experience and/or technical or vocational schooling in industrial related field.

•  Minimum of 5 years experience in shop operations or equivalent industrial maintenance and heavy equipment experience.

•  Must have experience with hydraulics and knowledge of electrical systems is helpful as well.

•   Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a Class A CDL.


Duties and Tasks

1. Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.

2. Clean, lubricate and perform routine maintenance on equipment and vehicles.

3. Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment as needed for repair and maintenance.

4. Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, and plumb bobs.

5. Repair and lubricate machines and equipment.

6. Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.

7. Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.

8. Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.

9. Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.

10. Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.

11. Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.

12. Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.

13. Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.

14. Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.

15. Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.

16. Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.

17. Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.

18. Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.

19. Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.

20. Repair and replace worn or damaged parts.

Christine Hutchinson

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