job Title: Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Location: San Leandro, CA
Date Posted: 04/03/17

Successful candidates will be dependable, with strong problem solving skills and an excellent safety record. We require a high school graduate or equivalent with secondary mechanical education or training. Experience with mechanical repair, trouble shooting and servicing of cranes preferred. Other job requirements include work order documentation, good communication and organization skills. Experience with computers is a plus.

This position is located at the San Leandro, CA branch and reports to the Service Manager.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel. Able to communicate via email.
  • Clean DMV record. Coast Crane follows DOT rules and regulation on Commercial Vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass drug test and physical.
  • Ability to work and function in all reasonable environments including, but not limited to rain, snow, high temperatures, low temperatures, dusty or muddy conditions, confined work spaces and remote work areas.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions. Ability to communicate and explain equipment repair issues to customers (in person or via phone)
  • Ability to communicate and interact with co-workers, vendors and freight shippers

The company has a competitive benefit plan including vacation and personal days, Group Health Insurance Plans, 401k Retirement Service Plan, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD and voluntary life insurance plans.



Individuals must have the skills and experience to perform repairs and maintenance to equipment.

  • Able to perform and complete equipment maintenance and repairs with limited or no supervision.
  • Perform pre and post rental inspections.
  • Assist with new unit deliveries and installations.
  • Remove and replace basic machine components including starter, alternators, water pumps, light fixtures, machine batteries.
  • Remove and repair basic machine component such as small hydraulic cylinders and pumps.
  • Remove and replace large machine components such as boom components/sections, hoists, large cylinders, engines, transmissions, and torque converters.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Service Manager.

 Technical Skills:

 Must have adequate knowledge of equipment to be able to perform the following:

  • Diagnostics of hydraulic, electrical, and air system principals
  • Set up and configuration of machine components including crane computers.
  • Understand hydraulic and electric schematics
  • Functional ability to read and understand manufacturer manuals and diagrams
  • Identify and look up parts required for repairs