Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Repair and maintain big tools like backhoes, fire trucks, and cranes.
Repairs and maintains propulsion engines and other engines and engine parts aboard ship: Examines engine equipment, such as pumps, circulators, condensers, and steering engines to locate malfunctions, and dismantles and repairs defective equipment, using handtools and power tools. Makes engine replacement parts, such as slide valves, stay rods, and bolts, using metalworking machinery. Stands engineroom watch during specified periods, observing gauges to determine that operating conditions, such as temperatures, steam pressure, water and oil levels, and revolutions per minute are within specified ranges. Adjusts controls to maintain specified operating conditions. Records gauge readings in engineering log. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard.