Details Report for:
49-3042.00 - Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.
Sample of reported job titles: Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Data base user interface and query software — Database software; Recordkeeping software
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Facilities management software — Maintenance management software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Adjustable widemouth pliers — Dual action pliers
- Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable monkey wrenches
- Air compressors
- Automotive exhaust emission analyzers — Exhaust emission analyzers
- Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers
- Battery chargers
- Battery testers — Handheld battery testers
- Blow torch — Cutting torches
- Bolt cutters
- Boring machines — Boring bars
- Box end wrenches — Offset box wrenches
- C clamps — Hose clamps
- Calipers — Dial calipers
- Circuit tester — Circuit testers; Test lights
- Cold chisels
- Combination wrenches
- Crows foot wrench — Crowfoot wrenches
- Desktop computers
- Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers
- Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial gauges
- Digital testers — Electronic engine analyzers
- Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses
- Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs
- End cut pliers — End nippers
- Engine or vehicle stands — Jack stands
- Feeler gauges — Spark plug gapping tools
- Flame cutting machine — Flame cutting equipment
- Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Gas welders; Oxyacetylene welding equipment
- Goggles — Safety goggles
- Grease guns
- Hacksaw — Hacksaws
- Hammers — Plastic tip hammers
- Hand sprayers — Solvent sprayers
- Hard hats
- Hazardous material protective apparel — Hazardous material protective clothing
- Heat guns
- Hex keys — Allen wrenches; Hex key sets
- Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors
- Leak testing equipment — Leak detection equipment
- Lifts — Hydraulic lifts
- Linemans pliers — Lineman's pliers
- Liquid leak detectors — Leak detectors
- Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers; Hose-clamp pliers; Locking C-clamp pliers; Vise grip pliers
- Longnose pliers — Long nose pliers
- Magnetic tools — Magnetic pickup tools
- Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders
- Microcontrollers — On board computers
- Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files
- Multimeters — Clamp-on multimeters
- Needlenose pliers
- Nut drivers
- Paint sprayers
- Personal computers
- Pipe wrenches
- Pitch measuring instruments — Pitch gauges; Screw pitch gauges
- Plasma arc welding machine — Plasma welding equipment
- Pneumatic impact wrenches — Impact air wrenches; Pneumatic ratchets; Pneumatic wrenches
- Portable data input terminals — Hand held diagnostic computers
- Power drills
- Power grinders — Grinding machines
- Power sanders
- Power saws
- Power screwguns — Cordless screwdrivers; Electronic screwdrivers
- Pressure indicators — Pressure gauges
- Pry bars
- Punches or nail sets or drifts — Brass drifts; Center punches; Punch sets; Three-pin punches (see all 6 examples)
- Putty knives
- Razor knives
- Retaining ring pliers — Snap ring pliers
- Rivet tools — Riveting tools
- Rubber mallet — Rubber mallets
- Safety boots — Hard-toed shoes
- Screw extractors — Screw extractor sets
- Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Ratcheting screwdrivers; Slotted screwdrivers
- Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools
- Slip or groove joint pliers — Groove joint/water pump pliers; Slip joint pliers
- Socket sets — Socket wrench sets
- Sockets — Socket wrenches
- Specialty wrenches — Brake bleeder wrenches; Breaker bars; Flare nut wrenches; Oil filter wrenches
- Stripping tools — Wire strippers
- Tape measures
- Tinners snips — Snips
- Tire pressure gauge — Tire pressure gauges
- Torx keys — Torx screwdrivers
- Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Lathes
- Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
- Two way radios
- Utility knives
- Voltage or current meters — Voltmeters
- Welder torch — Brazing equipment
- Welding masks — Welding hoods
- Wheel alignment equipment — Wheel alignment gauges
- Wire brushes
- Wire cutters
- Wire lug crimping tool — Wire crimpers
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
- Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
- Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
- Reassemble equipment after repair.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair electrical components.
- Rewire electrical or electronic systems.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Solder parts or connections between parts.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Maintain repair or maintenance records.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Schedule repair, installation or maintenance activities.
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Supervise employees.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|49-2092.00||Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers|
|49-3023.01||Automotive Master Mechanics|
|49-3031.00||Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Green|
|49-3041.00||Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians|
|49-3051.00||Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians|
|49-9021.01||Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Bright Outlook|
|49-9021.02||Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers|
|49-9041.00||Industrial Machinery Mechanics|
|49-9071.00||Maintenance and Repair Workers, General|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2018)||$24.96 hourly, $51,920 annual|
|Employment (2018)||150,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2018-2028)||Average (4% to 6%)|
|Projected job openings (2018-2028)||15,800|
|Top industries (2018)||
Wholesale Trade (28% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 wage data and 2018-2028 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
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