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L.L. Pelling Company, Inc. Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

LL Pelling is looking for a skilled heavy equipment mechanic to maintain and repair our construction equipment and fleet vehicles. This full-time, year-round position comes with a competitive benefits package including a company-provided truck. As a mechanic, you should feel comfortable working independently and, when needed, with other mechanics to troubleshoot equipment failures. As part of a small team, it's vital that you're dependable, come to work on time, and have a strong work ethic. Overtime is normal during our construction season. If you like variety, then you'll enjoy knowing that no two days are the same! Mechanics perform work both inside a shop and outside, directly on construction sites.


  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance on equipment and fleet vehicles.

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions and determine repairs needed.

  • Complete maintenance and repair logs.

  • Maintain and secure work tools.

  • Clean and maintain a safe work area.

  • Know and observe lock-out/tag-out and all other safety procedures.

  • Observe environmental rules by properly disposing of waste oil/lube and filters and take care in fueling and cleaning equipment.

  • Maintain security by removing ignition keys from vehicles not in use and locking all gates when leaving company sites.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience repairing heavy construction equipment and fleet vehicles. Or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid driver's license with insurable driving record

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

    Required Skills/Abilities

  • Must have regular dependable attendance to be physically present in the shop each day.

  • Must be able to drive to job sites and company locations.

  • Able to perform simple math calculations.

  • Able to work independently with little to no direction and in a team environment.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Competent in the English language to read, write, speak, and listen.

  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

    Physical Requirements

  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions and within an indoor shop.

  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to perform strenuous manual tasks for long periods of time.

  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication

  • Have sufficient vision which permits moderate review of a wide variety of materials including operating manuals, safety plans, and inspection forms both in electronic and hardcopy formats.

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; use hand tools and power tools for repair and maintenance; and document work performed in electronic and hardcopy formats.

  • Lift, push, pull, and/or carry up to 50 puonds regularly; occasionally up to 100 pounds.

  • Stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach, climb into and out of equipment, and use a ladder as needed.

    Work Schedule

    Days and hours of work vary including overnight and weekend work based on weather, project size, and location.

  • Must be available to work overtime: 50+ hours per week.

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends.


    Like our people, our benefits are some of the best in the area.

  • Company truck

  • Paid vacation after 90 days; increases with tenure

  • Paid holidays

  • Generous 401k match

  • Affordable health, dental, & vision insurance

  • Free life insurance for employee, spouse, & dependents

  • Short-Term & Long-Term disability insurance

  • Employee appreciation events & gifts

  • Wellness Program

  • Safety Incentive Program

    Company Info:

    If you’re looking for a rewarding career with great benefits and family culture, LL Pelling could be the place for you. If you're looking for an employer with a solid reputation that pays well and treats you right, then join our team!

    Pre-employment drug screening employer

Random drug testing employer

Minorities, women, and vets encouraged to apply.

LL Pelling participates in E-verify post-employment