Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Winnebago County Road Department   Thompson, IA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 26, 2023

Winnebago County Road Department is hiring a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for the shop in Thompson, Iowa.  Must be able to diagnose and repair equipment including Caterpillar motor graders, excavators, loaders, and dozers, John Deere mower tractors, and other heavy construction equipment.  Other responsibilities include ordering parts, metal fabrication, preventative maintenance, care of a service truck, record keeping, and snow removal.  10-hour days M-TH in the summer, Fridays off.  8-hour days in the winter, on-call for snow events 7 days a week, 6 am to 6 pm.


Wages:  $23.26 to $29.75 per hour ($48,000 to $61,000 annually).


Benefits:  IPERS retirement, health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays immediately upon hire.  Comp time earned for hours over 8 per day. 


Requirements:  2-year Tech Degree preferred.  1+ years diesel equipment repair experience, preferably with CAT equipment.  Must own a mechanic tool set.  Class A CDL with airbrakes is required within 6 months of hire with assistance from the County.  Pre-employment physical and drug-screening are mandatory.


To Apply: Applications are available at www.winnebagocountyiowa.gov or at the County Engineer's Office, 126 South Clark Street, Forest City, IA.  Mail applications or email to engineer@winnebagocountyiowa.gov

Applications accepted until July 15, 2023 or until filled.  Winnebago County is an equal opportunity employer.