job Title: Yard Technician / Lead Mechanic
Location: Arcola, TX

A Yard Technician/ Lead Mechanic works generally in our yard sites with assistance, supervision and direction from his/her supervisor or manager. Yard Technician / Lead Mechanic is expected to perform general labor, assistance to mechanics, service repair, prepping and painting of equipment, and welding on large 100-750+ ton capacity Crawler Cranes.

This position reports directly to the Regional Operations Manager in Arcola Texas and works mainly in the yard but may travel to customer sites as needed.



Physical job requirements:

Job position is very physical and requires the individual to be able to perform duties and work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather.

  • Extensive requirement to climb, pull, stretch, twist onto large crawler cranes

  • Climbing and working at heights of 25 feet with proper tie off and safety equipment

  • Must be flexible and mobile to work in confined areas and able to stoop, crawl and maneuver in small confined spaces

  • Distant vision of 20/40 or better in each eye separately and binocular, with or without correction

  • Repetitive lifting and carrying of 50-75 lbs

  • May be required on occasion to lift large components and rigging weighing 100-150 lbs and more

  • Long hours of standing or sitting may be required


Job qualifications and experience:

  • Dependable, with strong problem solving skills and an excellent safety record

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with secondary mechanical education or training

  • Ability to meet and pass the CDL medical requirements (if driving or operating equipment)

  • Prepare work order documentation

  • Good communication and organization skills

  • Experience with computers is a plus

Company Benefits

Essex has a very competitive compensation package, which includes a Blue Cross/ Blue Shield group health plan, Prudential 401(k) with generous matching, flexible spending plan, holidays, vacation pay, personal days, company paid life insurance and long term disability, and voluntary short term disability and additional life insurance.