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.

  • Manage heavy equipment

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

  • Perform machine maintenance

    Perform regular maintenance, possibly including corrections and alterations, on a machine or machine tool to ensure it remains in a proper productive state.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

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

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Monitor heavy machinery

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

  • 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.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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