Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Website Skookum

“Creating Opportunities for People of all Abilities"

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Where: Ft. Meade, Maryland

Type: FT

Compensation: $28.50/hr.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Day Shift

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life & Short-Term Disability Insurance, 11 paid holidays, up to 12 paid vacation days per year, paid sick leave, Verizon wireless discount, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and a robust wellness program. Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility for full time employees.


Skookum is a national non-profit, government contractor that is dedicated to “Creating Opportunities for People of All Abilities” through hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. We take pride in our mission-focused culture, our Core Values, Diversity, Partnership, Commitment, Integrity, and Quality, and our dedication to providing a safe and respectful work environment to our employees.

Skookum is seeking a skilled and reliable Heavy Equipment Mechanic with a can-do attitude.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of equipment to include, wheel / track vehicles. engineer equipment, power generation, field service equipment and material handling equipment.
Accomplish minor repairs and perform services as outlined in established technical manuals.
Performs inspection and repair on brakes, suspension, wheels, hubs and steering systems.
Understands and follow technical manuals, lube orders, wiring and hydraulic schematics to ensure proper diagnosis and repair during annual services.
Performs major repair jobs by disassembling and cleaning parts, removing components, removal and installation of assemblies and installation of components.

Must have 3 to 5 years light, medium, and heavy truck experience.
ASE T Series Certifications or must be in the process of testing for ASE T Series certification.
Vocational or Technical School Certification Preferred, but not required.
Must be able to read, understand, and follow technical manuals to ensure proper diagnosis and repair.
Ability to read and troubleshoot repair on breaks, suspensions, wheels, hubs, and steering systems.
Excellent verbal and writing skills.
Ability to use computers and computer software.

Valid Driver’s license required. Must currently hold CDL-B or be able to obtain within 9 months of hire.  Must be able to obtain and maintain approval to operate a vehicle by Skookum’s insurance carrier.
Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable security clearances as background checks will be conducted for this position.
A Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated pre-employment medical examination and drug screening are required.  Candidates must meet federal guidelines in order to be considered for this position.
Union Affiliation:

This position is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 37.



To Apply: Visit our website at www.skookum.org to complete an application.

Current Employees need to log into their Workday to apply.



Skookum’s mission is “Creating Opportunities for People of all Abilities.”

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Disability Accommodations Available for Applicants: Skookum is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation so you can participate in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact us.

For Skookum Contract Services call (360) 475-0756 ext. 349 or email recruiting@skookum.org.

For Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing call (360) 381-0324 or email aerospacerecruiting@skookumaerospace.org.


Skookum is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women/Minority/Veteran/Disabled - Skookum participates in E-Verify

To apply for this job please visit skookum.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.

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