Website Sims Metal

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chesapeake, VA, United States
Company Sims Metal

Company Profile

Sims Metal, a division of Sims Limited, is a global leader in metal recycling. The company’s operations encompass the buying, processing, and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It provides customized recycling services to meet the individual needs of commercial and industrial scrap metal producers, and we buy ferrous metal from metal dealers, peddlers, auto wreckers, demolition firms, and others who generate obsolete metal, and from manufacturers who generate industrial metal.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic to join its team for various manufacturing needs.

Educational Qualification

  • Not any special education is mentioned, yet having a High School Diploma will be a plus.

Work Experience

  • No work experience is required, yet having this is always a plus.


  • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies, such as transmissions and crawler heads, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct workers who are assembling or disassembling equipment or cleaning parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.


  • The company offers competitive pay and a range of attractive benefits.

Employer’s Statement

Sims Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, housing status, source of income, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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