Job Opening

Job Added11/15/2021
Job TitleHeavy Equipment Mechanic
EmployerChoctaw Defense Services
Job LocationKodiak
Wage & Benefits$39.46/hr. & Benefits
Job DetailsJob Summary: Performs general maintenance and repairs to a variety of heavy equipment utilizing departmental equipment as authorized. Individuals assigned to this classification will operate under the general direction of a Shop Lead and in accordance with established procedures and methods at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Kodiak, Alaska.

Primary Duties: Performs work assignments on all types of heavy equipment; work is expected to be completed timely and efficiently in accordance with contractual timelines; write accurate and legible Service Reports, read, and comprehend blueprints, technical data, and service manuals; ensure accuracy of work orders by charging parts and labor to proper work order segments; operate construction machinery being repaired and test for performance; must be able to fully test all equipment after servicing and/or repairs; use diagnostic tools and computers to troubleshoot needed repairs; use the internet to research various manufacturers’ electronic manuals, information, and communicate via email; project a positive company image with fellow employees, customers, and management; keep work area clean and orderly; follow all work safety rules and procedures; comply with all Contamination Control procedures; accumulate contaminated dirt and filters in drums. Complete stock transfer and transport full drums by forklift to Hazardous Waste Storage area; work with hazardous waste and attend recurring Hazardous Waste Training; keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies, and systems; maintain any relevant trade certificates; willing to work overtime when needed; successful candidates will be required to own and maintain sufficient hand tools to perform the job as assigned; perform other job duties as directed by management.

Education, Experience, Skills: High school education or G.E.D equivalent preferred; must be able to communicate clearly (oral and written) in the English language; valid Alaska Driver’s License; five (5) years’ experience on diesel heavy equipment sufficient to provide competency in this skill area; valid CDL or ability to gain CDL within 6 months.

Preferred: Manufacturer accredited training (Caterpillar, Case, Pierce, John Deere, or other); ability to operate equipment for snow removal evolution on an as needed.

A complete job description are available in the Anchorage dispatch office. Applicants must be registered with the Union, have a current dues receipt and current resume on file in the Anchorage dispatch office, that reflects the qualifications required by the Employer, to be referred for the position. Applicants who don’t reside Kodiak, must re-locate if hired.