UIC Alaska

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Position Type
Location : Location
Travel Requirement


UIC Construction, LLC specializes in construction projects in remote locations involving dynamic challenges of extreme climate, complicated logistics, and the absence of locally available skilled labor. During the company’s 30-plus years of working in Alaska and abroad, UIC Construction has completed more than $1 billion in construction representing a variety of project types and sizes. UIC Construction’s capabilities include the following services: Arctic construction; preconstruction planning and estimating; remote site logistics; design/build and fixed-price construction; Native American/Alaska Native employment and training; and pre-engineered metal buildings.




This position is responsible for coordinating with suppliers in equipment repair and maintenance process for Barrow based heavy duty equipment and misc. construction equipment. Works with the site General Foreman and Project Superintendent in conducting repairs and maintenance which are to be completed in a timely manner. This position is critical in keeping Barrow Operations going. Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience working without supervision in both a shop and field environment. Must also have a minimum of 10 years working on heavy-duty equipment, successfully, including Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo and Competitive products.


Required Experience:

• Coordinate with supervisor to identifying and prioritizing all repair and maintenance needs.
• Identify any additional service work found during repair or servicing of the equipment.
• Diagnose machine problems and conduct repairs.
• Identify parts and wear items to be ordered in anticipation for repairs.
• Must to be familiar with electronics, be able to read schematics, or use electronic diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot repairs.
• Must be able to look at mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, identify problems, and think about possible solutions.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge:
• Strong technical background.
• Strong communication skills.
• In depth knowledge of Construction Equipment technology.
• Able to multi-task.
• Postsecondary degrees in diesel technology, heavy equipment mechanics, small engine repair, engineering or similar. May be substituted with 10 years HD shop experience.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Must be familiar with Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo and Competitive products.

Physical Demands:
• Able to crawl and climb on/under machines
• Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds
• Able to walk over construction/excavation sites (irregular terrain)
• Able to stoop, bend, kneel and stand
• Able to operate a motor vehicle day and night

Environmental Conditions:
• Requires ability to work outside in all weather conditions. Frequent exposure to irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard, damp floors and ground.
• Works on parts systems that are dirty, oily, or greasy.
• Frequently exposed to possibility of receiving cuts, burns, bruises, and sprains while working on equipment.
• Exposed to the hazards of working around machinery with moving parts.
• Potential exposure to loud noises.
• May at times work with various chemicals such as solvents, oils, fluids, and lubricants. MSDS are available.
• Ability to handle hazardous materials with proper protection.
• Required to wear various levels of PPE (hearing protection, respiratory protection, safety glasses; hard hats, knee pads, insulated rubber or leather gloves, fall protection, and protective clothing.
• Some safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and may have to be worn or used for long periods.

Work Environment Summary:
• May be asked to work for periods outside in in-climate weather.



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