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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Assistant

Markit! Forestry Management LLC
Colorado Springs, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

In this position you will be a member of Markit!’s Fleet Management team and you will report to the Master Mechanic and Shop Manager.

Location: Projects will be located throughout the state of Colorado and possibly the surrounding states.

Travel: 50-60% depending on project assignment.

Duties: The Heavy Equipment Mechanic Assistant will perform scheduled, unscheduled, preventative maintenance, and assist with repairs on a wide variety of industrial and small engine equipment to facilitate the forestry operations of Markit! Forestry Management LLC ("Markit!"). Maintenance and repairs will happen frequently on site in high elevations and in adverse weather conditions. Work is completed year round.

This position requires basic knowledge of maintenance, trouble-shooting. The primary responsibilities of the position are:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in accordance with applicable Original Equipment Manufacturers technical manuals.
  • Assist on and perform repairs on inoperable equipment.
  • Assist on and perform repairs in one or more areas in accordance with service manuals and manufacturers specifications.
  • Equipment includes Bobcat and ASV Loaders, Industrial Tractors, Delimbers, Skidders, Chippers, Log Loaders, Harvesters, Graders, Dozers, Grinders, Excavators, Generators, Pressure Washers, attachments, trucks and trailers.
  • Assist on and perform fabrication of hydraulic hoses.
  • Order parts by using manuals and catalogs.
  • Deliver parts to projects.
  • Equipment transport and washing.

Required Skills:

  • Speak, read and write English.
  • Ability to utilize a cell phone, tablet and/or laptop to record equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Willing to train in other skilled areas.
  • Able to work any shift including weekends if required.
  • Able to travel on short notice, some overnight travel may be required.
  • Able to understand and comply with all parts ordering and issuing procedures.
  • Able to work in adverse weather conditions, and austere environments.
  • Able to lift 100 lbs. occasionally and 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to use precision measuring and testing equipment.
  • Must be able to effectively troubleshoot and solve maintenance issues.

Personal Behaviors:

  • Works well and interacts well with others.
  • Able to deliver maintenance recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner.
  • Hard-working and detail-oriented.
  • Acts with the highest integrity at all times.
  • Comfortable in a rapidly evolving entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to function day-to-day with minimal direction.
  • Adapts quickly to change.

Background Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Criminal and motor vehicle check


  • Competitive wages.
  • Quarterly tool allowance.
  • Annual reviews.
  • Health insurance including medical, dental and vision.
  • Supplementary insurance including life, short and long term insurance.
  • Paid holidays, vacation and personal time.
  • Retirement with company match.
  • Company provided training for career advancement.

Markit! Forestry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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Markit! Forestry Management LLC


Colorado Springs, CO
80916 USA



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