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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Company: Gulf Island Fabrication
Location: Houma
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Repair and maintenance engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulics, and electrical and pneumatic systems on a variety of yard equipment, (i.e., hoisting equipment, manlift/scissorlifts, forklift/loaders, dozer/sidebooms, pipe mill and fab shop equipment, burning equipment, painting and blasting equipment, compressors, winches, trucks and other vehicles). The person holding this position must have the ability to perform a wide variety of duties including, but not limited to the following.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plan, organize and accomplish work with minimal direction and supervision.
Climb and work on and around equipment, using ladders, steps, etc.
Read and understand service manuals, electric, hydraulic and air piping schematics, etc.
Operate mechanic hand, power, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical tools.
Troubleshoot hydraulic, electric and pneumatic systems.
Use a burning torch and torque wrench.
Operate portable and shop blasting equipment.
Use measurement instruments such as measuring tapes, rulers, calipers, etc., as required.
Adhere to all Company safety rules and regulations and be familiar with all safety equipment.
Climb and work in high areas and in confined spaces.
Keep work areas clean and in orderly condition.
Comply with all OSHA Safety rules and regulations.
Off-site work occasionally required.
Participate in the Company's QHS&E Management System through quality performance, through actions
that safeguard the environment and through actions that enhance health and safety in the workplace.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position consists of heavy work and the employee is subject to both outside and inside environmental conditions and hazards such as working on scaffolding and in high areas, high heat, and in the proximity of moving machinery and equipment and exposures to oils and lubes.
This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the person occupying this position.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The person holding this position must have their own mechanic tools and storage boxes. Must demonstrate ability to read and understand hydraulic and electrical schematics. Must have the ability to drive either standard or automatic vehicles. Person holding this position must also be willing to climb, work in high areas and in confined spaces, work overtime, nights and weekends as required by workload, work around oils, lubes, loud noises, hot equipment, vibrations, and maintain balance when working in high areas. Person should also have legible written communication skills and the ability to read. Must be able to wear full body harness within safety limits per OSHA Standards.

High school or high school equivalent education, with three (3) years work experience in hydraulic and friction cranes required, five (5) years work experience preferred.

Valid driver's license required.
TWIC card required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical activity of this position requires the ability to grasp, use fingers, feel, see, talk, communicate, hear, walk long distances, stand, sit, reach, balance, push, pull, climb, bend, kneel, stoop, and lift and carry at least sixty (60) pounds.


Keywords: Gulf Island Fabrication, New Orleans , Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Engineering , Houma, Louisiana

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