Mechanic's Assistant

Objective and Responsibilities:

  • Perform unskilled machine maintenance work
  • Assist mechanic in performing manual work such as moving equipment, tools, and materials


Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:

  1. Perform manual tasks such as assisting mechanics in carrying machine parts, tools, and materials to and from the job, lift and hold parts, clean up work areas, etc.
  2. Help machinist or other tradesperson with dismantling, overhauling, and assembling of equipment and machinery.
  3. Under direction of the tradesperson; cuts, grinds, and files parts of metal stock. Operates metal handsaw. Uses pedestal or drill press for rough work.
  4. Clean and wash equipment and machinery. Scrape paint, grease, and accumulated material from equipment.
  5. Perform routine oiling and greasing of maintenance shop equipment.
  6. Sharpen and reshape drills, chisels, scrapers and redresses rough grinding wheels.
  7. May be assigned cleaning and sweep-up duties in maintenance shop.
  8. Assist mechanic in truck garage on heavy jobs.



  • Minimum of 6 months basic knowledge in maintenance preferred
  • Must be familiar with the OSHA requirements in proper lifting techniques
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs
  • Must have own tools
  • Ability to use hand tools and trades type tools
  • Must have a clean driving record and the ability to be insured to operate company vehicles
  • Ability to communicate with customers and fellow employees
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment Drug & Alcohol test
  • Must be able to pass background check to be able to access DOD installations, facilities and buildings


We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance, 401K Employer Match and Vacation Pay.
Competitive Compensation based on experience.


A & K Earth Movers is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. A & K will review all qualified applications without regard to religion, color, race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any or characteristic protected by law. A & K encourages women, minorities, and veterans to apply. 

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