Heavy Equipment Shop Mechanic

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Aurora, Colorado, US

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far west Texas, is seeking applications for Shop Mechanics at our Wagner Rents location in Aurora, CO.

A career with Wagner Equipment Co. offers growth opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

The Wagner Rents Shop Mechanic may be responsible for performing incidental repairs, removing and replacing repairable sub-assemblies, evaluating damage to determine reusability in rebuild, troubleshooting equipment, and/or performing high level diagnostic assessments in a manner that reflects the company’s vision of working as “One Professional Team.” Depending upon education and experience, the Shop Mechanic may perform all or some of the Essential Functions listed below with or without direct supervision. 

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Learns and understands how to use the work order system
  • Accurately prepares service reports
  • Documents the 4 C’s (Complaint, Cause, Correction, Complication) on Wynne work orders
  • Promotes a clean, organized, and safe work environment
  • Applies 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Sweep, Standardize and Sustain) principles following every job
  • Works effectively with others in the shop to accomplish the goals of the shop and Company
  • Opens and closes cash drawer
  • Engages in required safety practices at all times
  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment when the knowledge needed exceeds the skill level of other mechanics
  • Reads and understands the manufacturers’ Operation and Maintenance Manual per machine type and complies with its contents
  • Inspects equipment and maintains equipment to ensure safe operation
  • Performs manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance up to 500 hours
  • Ensures all operating controls and functions are in compliance with Manufacturers’ specifications
  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and components
  • Inspects machines returned from rental for customer damage and notifies the Shop Coordinator regarding any specific damage that was found
  • Diagnoses system failures to determine root cause
  • Removes, disassembles, assembles, repairs, and installs components and parts as needed
  • Determines reusability of parts in accordance with reusability guidelines
  • Orders replacement parts
  • Services and maintains equipment sold by the Company
  • Tests, measures, and adjusts engine and machine systems and components within tolerances of manufacturer’s specifications
  • Completes overhauls as needed
  • Provides technical assistance for field service calls, as needed
  • Attends training as requested
  • Keeps up to date with developments in tooling, technologies, and systems
  • Assumes yard duties as needed; loads/unloads equipment, and cleans returned rental equipment with pressure washer
  • Other duties as assigned by manager


  • Data Entry
  • Telephone Skills
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Product Knowledge
  • Understanding of diagrams and schematics
  • Basic Mechanical Aptitude
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of Wynne (work order system) and ET/SIS/SIS Web/STW
  • Basic knowledge of Windows/Internet

Work Environment:

  • Noise: Moderate
  • Indoors and Outdoors
  • Specific Risks: Works with moving, mechanical parts; may work in high places and be exposed to equipment vibration and fumes

Physical Demands:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Use of Hands
  • Hearing
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, etc.
  • Heavy work that includes lifting and/or moving objects up to 70 pounds or more

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduation from a technical school with emphasis on diesel engine prefered
  • Minimum of 1 year administrative/clerical experience
  • Minimum of 1 year customer service experience

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must pass all required pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to background checks, drug/alcohol testing, fit for duty testing, and any other job-related tests/screenings

Pay Range: $15.50- $31.00 per hour
Pay rate is dependent upon education and experience

Employee Benefits: Wagner Equipment Co. provides the following benefits to all full-time employees

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401K Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  

Wagner Equipment Co. is an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer.

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