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Heavy Truck/Equipment Mechanic

compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time
job title: Heavy Truck/Equipment Mechanic
Yellowstone Club is currently seeking candidates for a Heavy Truck/Equipment Mechanic. This is a Full-time Year-round role located at Yellowstone Club in Big Sky Montana. The Heavy Truck/Equipment mechanic inspects, diagnoses, troubleshoots, modifies, and repairs light and heavy trucks and specialized snow, ice, and road repair equipment to preserve and assure the entire fleet of equipment is in safe operating condition. The Heavy Truck/Equipment Mechanic diagnoses, services and repairs various systems that are found on pieces of heavy equipment such as transmissions, brake systems, electrical systems, ignition systems, fuel systems, and hydraulic systems. Vehicles and equipment include, but are not limited to, Class 8 snowplows, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, dozers, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, skid steers, 4X4 trucks, snowblowers, and small tractors with various attachments.


Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Diagnose and repair vehicle and equipment malfunctions on all major systems including gas and diesel engines; brakes; drive; transmissions; differentials; drivelines; generators; rear-end assemblies; carburetors; tires and wheels; hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, GPS and cooling systems; and computer-controlled sanders and liquid de-icing systems.
Diagnose equipment components for defects or malfunctions, utilizing a wide range of testing equipment.
Work on vehicles and equipment such as 3.5-ton single axle and 10-ton tandem axle, tractor-trailers, bulldozers, front end loaders, excavators, motor graders, and small tractors.
Diagnose, repair, rebuild, and overhaul systems and parts.
Order and procure parts, supplies, and materials to keep equipment functional.
Design and fabricate equipment such as mounting brackets, special tooling, and other small fabrication projects.
Design and fabricate parts and special tools needed for unique or emergency situations by machining; arc welding and oxygen-acetylene cutting; plasma cutting; and MIG and ARC welding.
Fabricate, modify, and install special equipment or replacement parts using welders, torch sets, plasma cutters, and metal cutting saws.
Perform routine maintenance checks, inspections, and adjustments on such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches; change filters and oil; and lubricate vehicles and motor-driven equipment.
Maintain service logs and records of maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
Complete annual DOT safety inspections on the vehicle fleet.
Perform record keeping and documentation on all assigned units, track equipment maintenance.
Maintain technical knowledge of equipment, tools, and materials, and adapt to any changes, updates, and any technology improvements or changes.
Instruct operators in the use and care of vehicles and equipment.
Keep tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working condition.
Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

Work time is primarily in the shop but will also include work in the field.
Required to respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and work overtime including weekends and holidays
Some on-call time is required
Required to lift up to 70 lbs.
Required to bend, kneel, climb in/out of trucks when maintaining and repairing equipment
Required to operate YC vehicles and equipment
Must be able to read, understand, follow, and give oral and written instruction.
Required to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for long periods of time – hot and cold
Exposure to loud noises
Exposure to fumes, odors, gases, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes, and skin.
Must be able to hear and communicate via cell phone and radio to relay information and respond to field calls
Required to use computers to accomplish everyday work duties
Mechanic is expected to have own tools and equipment needed to perform duties.
Conditions of Employment

A current valid driver's license.
Must pass a pre-employment screening.
May be required to pass a controlled substance test (i.e., drug test.
Must be willing to respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and work overtime including weekends and holidays.
Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where you can be reached for the purposes of responding to an emergency.
Minimum Qualifications


Two years of progressively responsible experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair, which includes at least one year of experience with diagnosis and repair of heavy diesel equipment such as 10-ton double axle trucks, tractor-trailers, bulldozers, motor graders, excavators, wheel loaders and tractors.
Substitution: Satisfactory completion of a formalized apprenticeship program, or higher-level non-correspondence coursework from an accredited college or technical school, beyond high school, in automotive and diesel equipment mechanics or heavy equipment mechanics may be substituted for the required general experience. Unofficial transcripts or a copy of your certificate of completion are required if substituting this education for experience and must be uploaded within your online application.

Preferred Qualifications

Five+ years of experience.
Demonstrated success with the duties as listed in the description of the job section.
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity.
Extensive experience with troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of automotive and heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment, up to 10 tons is highly desirable.
Extensive experience designing and fabricating parts and special tools needed for unique and emergency situations.
Medium/Heavy truck ASE Certifications in Diesel Engine, Drive Trains, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating, Ventilation, and A/C is preferred.
Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Effective oral communication and customer service skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong reasoning, analytic thinking, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
Use of innovative approaches when performing repairs, with consideration for available resources, budget, time, efficiency, and safety.
Flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances.
Strong commitment to safety.
Strong positive and can-do attitude.
Self-starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks.
Conscientious, organized, and reliable in maintaining the shop and completing assigned duties.
Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction.
Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environments.
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations.
The position offered is a full-time, seasonal position located in Big Sky, MT.



Yellowstone Club offers great benefits including:

Eligible for ski pass program to Big Sky or Bridger Bowl.
Eligible for 2 employee ski days each month of the season.
Free transportation to and from Bozeman.
Health and dental benefits.
401k program
Access to employee Housing in Big Sky or Bozeman.
End-of-season employee appreciation day.
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