The RequirementsTo be a strong fit for the role of Mechanic, you will have:
- Proven success working as a heavy equipment (farm, industrial) mechanic, ideally with field experience.
- Note: we will consider a strong shop mechanic with the flexibility and desire to travel to, work and possibly live on job sites as required (typically up to 8 months per year).
- Experience with CAT equipment repairs required.
- A CDL is required; tanker and hazmat endorsement is highly preferred. You must be able to obtain tanker and hazmat endorsement shortly after hire if you don’t already have them.
- A current medical card and clean DMV record.
- Computer/writing skills to complete logs and other paperwork; experience using Caterpillar SIS and/or E.T. diagnostic software preferred.
- Your own set of hand tools.
- The ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
- Authorization to work permanently in the United States without requiring visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
- Outstanding troubleshooting skills with the ability to make repairs quickly when needed.
- Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills.
- Flexibility to work anywhere in the Northwest during the construction season and in the shop in Clarkston, WA during the winter months. Most of the projects you'll support will be in Washington, but you may also support projects in Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
- Willingness to be a road warrior, driving across states if needed to work on a jobsite.
- A team orientation and the ability to work effectively with a range of levels, titles and personalities.
The RoleYour Mission
Reporting to the Job Superintendent or Shop Foreman you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing a variety of heavy machinery used at your assigned construction site. You will be responsible for keeping the equipment running and available. When equipment breaks, you must quickly troubleshoot, ascertain the problem, and make repairs ensuring crew members can get back to work quickly.
Your Role Today, Tomorrow and into the Future
Jobs vary in size and could be six months or more in length. Most of our work is won via bids, so while we are usually very busy, we don’t know where you will be needed next. Flexibility is crucial.
You will serve as the sole mechanic at your assigned sites, so you must enjoy troubleshooting and working on a lot of different equipment. You’ll spend approximately 50% of your time on PM duties, completing the PM checklist, doing oil changes, fueling vehicles (which requires hazmat certification) and more. The other 50% will be spent on repairs, both minor and major. There’s a lot of diversity in the equipment and the work. For example, you may need to troubleshoot machine fault codes, you may need to quickly replace a hose . . . you might work on a belly dump truck, a generator or repair a plate compactor . . . whatever is required. As the onsite mechanic, you will manage the repairs yourself, or when extensive repairs are needed, your efforts may be supplemented by dealer field technicians. If there is downtime, you might drive a water truck or help in another way.
Our Fleet Equipment
We maintain a significant fleet of owned and leased equipment including dozers from D6N’s to D11R’s, large off-road dump trucks, scrapers, excavators, graders, compactors, rock drills, cranes, lowboys, belly dumps, flatbed trucks, tractors, water trucks and wagons, maintenance, and fuel trucks, light plants, pumps, generators and all small support tools.
Where You'll Stay
Depending upon the project, we may lease land nearby and create a DeAtleyville -- a place where we will place our utility trailer to provide water and electricity to the crew for parking their campers or setup tents where they will live during their downtime. Some crew members choose to stay in motels/hotels. In some cases where a DeAtleyville location is not available, employees may be supplemented with a lodging allowance (project dependent).
Pictured: Lewistown Southeast project, Lewistown, Montana. The work consisted of 5 miles of roadway reconstruction. Major items included 125,000 cubic yards of excavation, 40,000 cubic yards of special borrow, 22,000 cubic yards of cement treated base, 4,000 cubic yards of base course, 20,000 tons of asphalt plant mix, 1,500 square yards of MSE wall, 450 square yards of soil nail wall, 4,400 square feet of sheet pile wall, and installation of 2 reinforced soil slopes. Completed 2016.
Why Join M.A. DeAtleyGrow Your Career
We offer a path for advancement allowing proven performers to grow their careers. Typically, mechanics begin at Level III. After a year of service you can step up to a Level II, then after 7 years of service a Level I Mechanic position. Post-Level I, you could move on to a Lead Mechanic role. With a clear path of advancement in place, you can make M.A. DeAtley your career home.
At M.A. DeAtley, we support the well-being of our employees by offering a competitive wage, both in shop and onsite, overtime and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: 100% company paid premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance for you, your spouse and your children up to the age of 26; company paid life insurance ($50,000 payable upon death regardless of whether the death was work related); a 401(k) with company match, pension and profit sharing; and vacation time. There's also a monthly tool allowance and potential for lodging allowance, assuming we have not arranged for a DeAtleyville location. Additionally, you will be assigned a laptop and smartphone. Insurance begins the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
Critical Role Supporting Comprehensive Services and a Wide-range of Equipment
M.A. DeAtley Construction offers a full range of services including highway reconstruction, earthen construction, building and site development, windmill contracting, excavation, landfill cell construction/closure and more. You will play a critical role, central to the success of the jobs on which you work. You will enjoy working on the wide-range of equipment needed to provide these services, ensuring we remain up and running and ready to work.
Tight-knit, Family Atmosphere
We're a mid-sized company with our peak season employment seeing an average of 115 employees and we are growing. You'll never be just a number here. We enjoy an atmosphere where we know and value one another, celebrate milestones, understand challenges and serve as your work family when you have to be away from your actual family. Our DeAtleyville sites help build group connections and our corporate office and shops welcome you home when you're not in the field. We think you'll like it here!
Strong Leadership & Solid Business Practices = Long-term Success
Not only is our CEO a third generation construction company owner and manager, our Construction Managers range from 10 to 40 years of experience in their respective specialties. Talented project managers are on location with assigned responsibility and accountability for their projects. Management and projects are linked by computer and corporate aircraft, allowing rapid flow of information and logistic support. Every project is supported by administrative staff at our corporate office and shops located in Clarkston, Washington. We've built a reputation which we continue to cement year after year. This isn't a company that will be gone next year, but one that can support your career today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Excellent Safety Program
We are committed to safety and offer a robust, ongoing safety program. We manage safety issues immediately and weekly safety meetings ensure we're always all on the same page. Safety is top priority for M.A. DeAtley.
Keys to Success
You supply the talent and willingness to travel...we'll provide the means for you to earn a good living, enjoy strong benefits and build a long-range career.To be successful in this role, you will need to be willing to travel to job sites and live there approximately 2/3 of the year. It can be challenging, but also rewarding as you bond with the team and keep things moving through your efforts. While much of the crew only works during the construction season, our mechanics tend to work year round (we have four field mechanics). There's plenty of PM and other work to keep you busy in Clarkston until the season begins again.
Naturally, you'll need to be a talented mechanic with some solid experience to do this job -- if you've recently graduated from a training program this might not yet be a good fit but we would encourage you to apply -- you will also need to be self-motivated, organized and personable. We work best when we work as a team and you'll be a critical member. You'll also leverage the experience of the Job Superintendent and seasoned peers to fill in any gaps and learn our company.