Profession construction equipment technician

Construction equipment technicians inspect, maintain and repair heavy-duty vehicles used in construction, forestry and earthworks such as bulldozers, excavators and harvesters. They perform evaluations of the equipment, and ensure the safety and optimal efficiency of the machinery.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Construction equipment related to building materials

    Equipment required for handling building materials in all stages of construction, from foundation work to external and internal finish.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Keep heavy construction equipment in good condition

    Inspect heavy equipment for construction projects before each use. Maintain the machine in good working order, taking care of small repairs and alerting the responsible person in case of serious defects.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Manage heavy equipment

    Supervise the operation of heavy-duty equipment. Compute the availability of the equipment. Schedule maintenance periods.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Monitor heavy machinery

    Monitor the performance of heavy-duty equipment. Record troubleshooting, ensure that all operations comply with safety and health requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare compliance documents perform risk analysis secure working area install pneumatic systems construction products apply technical communication skills manage inspections of equipment install hydraulic systems pneumatics install electrical and electronic equipment estimate restoration costs advise on mine equipment wood products use safety equipment in construction maintain electronic equipment maintain forestry equipment write records for repairs electronics maintain hydraulic systems order supplies maintain electrical equipment provide technical training hydraulics troubleshoot construction industry inspect heavy surface mining equipment write inspection reports advise on safety improvements