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L.L. Pelling Company, Inc. Heavy Equipment Mechanic in North Liberty, Iowa

LL Pelling is seeking a skilled Heavy Equipment Mechanic based in our North Liberty shop to maintain and repair our construction equipment and fleet vehicles. This is a full-time, year-round position that works in a collaborative team environment. Mechanics must have a solid work ethic and teamwork mentality. This position will travel and work in construction sites and our Cedar Rapids shop, as needed; a company truck is provided for this position. Mechanics must be available to work overtime, night shift, and weekends as needed.


  • Perform light and heavy service on equipment and vehicles such as preventative and predictive maintenance

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions and determine repairs needed

  • Complete maintenance and repair logs by hand

  • Communicate with shop employees, paving crew members, forepersons, superintendents, shop manager, and others as needed

  • Maintain and secure work tools

  • Clean and maintain a safe work area

  • Know and observe lock-out/tag-out and all other safety procedures

  • Observe environmental rules by properly disposing of waste oil/lube and filters and taking care in fueling and cleaning equipment

  • Maintain security of site by removing ignition keys from vehicles not in use and locking all gates when leaving site

  • Additional duties as assigned

    Position Requirements:

  • Valid Class A commercial driver's license with airbrake endorsement and insurable driving record

  • 2 years experience repairing heavy construction equipment and fleet vehicles and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Dependable attendance: show up to work on time every day scheduled

  • Able to perform simple mathematical calculations

  • Able to work independently with little to no direction

  • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

  • Competent in the English language to read, write, speak, and listen

    Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions as well as an indoor shop

  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication

  • Have sufficient vision which permits moderate review of a wide variety of materials both in electronic and hardcopy formats (ex: operating manuals, safety plans, inspection forms, etc.)

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; use hand tools for repair and maintenance; and document work performed in electronic and hardcopy formats

  • Lift, push, pull, and/or carry up to 75 pounds as needed

  • Stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach, climb into and out of equipment, and use a ladder as needed

    Work Environment:

  • Job hazards include exposure to dust, noise, fumes, and all types of weather conditions

  • This position may work on closed or partially closed interstates, highways, and other sites next to fast moving traffic

  • The noise level is usually loud

    Benefits: Like our people, our benefits are some of the best in the area.

  • Company truck

  • Paid vacation after 90 days

  • Paid holidays

  • Generous 401k retirement plan match

  • Affordable health, dental, & vision insurance

  • Company-sponsored life insurance for employee, spouse, & dependents

  • Short-Term & Long-Term disability

  • Employee appreciation events & gifts

  • Wellness Program

  • Safety Incentive Program

    Company Info:

    If you’re looking for a rewarding career with great benefits and family culture, LL Pelling could be the place for you. Since 1948, we've built our business on the principles of integrity, quality, and safety. It means we treat our employees like family; we pay well, ensure safe work environments, and offer great benefits - some of the best in the construction industry! If you're looking for an employer with a solid reputation that pays well and treats you right, then join our team!

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