Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Repair and maintain big tools like backhoes, fire trucks, and cranes.
Tests, repairs, and rebuilds experimental outboard motors and parts to specified operating efficiency, using machine tools, precision measuring instruments, jigs, and fixtures: Mounts motor to boat and operates boat at various speeds on waterway to conduct operational tests. Observes and records readings on instruments, such as tachometers, monometers, voltmeters, ammeter, and vibration analyzer to measure boat speeds and thrust forces. Analyzes test records and disassembles motor to remove parts needing modification. Operates machine tools, such as lathes, mills, drills, and grinders, to repair or rework parts, such as cams, rods, crankshaft, and propeller.