Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Buildings and Grounds
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Service and repair all categories of construction and heavy equipment such as, but not limited to, backhoes, payloaders, cranes, compressors, tractors, graders, dozers, trucks and buses. Locate problems accurately, determine the extent of repairs needed, perform repairs. Select and order necessary replacement parts or assemblies. Perform minor repairs as well as major overhauls on the above class of equipment. Diagnose problems which occur with equipment. Identify the problem, using various types of diagnostic equipment including pressure gauges, compression testers, micrometers, calipers, wheel alignment and balancing equipment, etc. Determine the best method and extent of repairs needed. Remove, disassemble, repair, reassemble, reinstall, test and adjust equipment and/or component parts such as gasoline and diesel engines, manual, automatic and hydrostatic transmissions, transaxles, differentials, drive shafts, alternators, generators, carburetors, turbo chargers, hydraulic systems, fuel injection systems, electrical systems, brake systems, cooling systems, etc. Detect unusual conditions or defective materials and report to supervisor. Inspect all classes of vehicles according to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Inspection regulations. Record all parts and repairs on work order. Perform minor repairs on automobiles, light trucks and vans. Operate emergency equipment such as wrecker and service vehicles. Make nonaesthetic rough body repairs when needed. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition. Occasionally answer questions for and direct the work of lower grade employee. Job Requirements: Requires the use of advanced shop mathematics, together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas, all varieties of adjustable measuring instruments and the use of broad training in a recognized trade or craft. Equivalent to a complete accredited, indentured apprenticeship or equivalent to high school plus a 2-year technical college education. Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of heavy equipment such as trucks, front-end loader, automobiles and various movable road and service equipment, and automobile air conditioning equipment. A Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Class A, Tanker and Hazardous Materials Endorsements with L & C Restrictions removed, MACS or equivalent air conditioning certification, Class 1 and 3 Pennsylvania State Inspection License. Over 2 years up to and including 3 years of effective experience required. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTING FOR ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (49 CFR PART 40). Shift: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Days Off: Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER`S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTING FOR ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (49 CFR PART 40), AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS AS PER PA. CODE 231.85.


Finance and Business is committed to fostering workplace climates where employees feel valued, appreciated, and respected. Further, Finance and Business operates under the ideal that valuing the dignity and respect for all persons is paramount to ensuring our operational success. More information on Finance and Business' commitment statement to Diversity and Inclusion can be found by visiting https://fandb.psu.edu/finance-and-business-diversity-statement. Additionally, more information about Penn State's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088