SIMON | Shop Mechanic - Rapid City, SD

Date: Sep 30, 2021

Country: Rapid City, 5201, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Performs repairs, maintenance, and service on electric, diesel, and gasoline company vehicles and equipment. Maintains accurate maintenance records and performs DOT inspections.


  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs including use of engine diagnostic equipmen
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects
  • Tests mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Reads and understands operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings as necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment
  • Installs new ignition systems, changes or recharges batteries, and replaces transmissions and other parts
  • Overhauls gas or diesel engines; tests to ensure operating efficiency
  • Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks and equipment, and makes adjustments
  • Cleans, lubricates and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles
  • Fabricates special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings
  • Cleans tools and working area
  • High and low voltage electrical trouble shooting and repairs
  • Performs other routine duties such as building maintenance, equipment hauling, and equipment operation

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Certificate in Diesel Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic preferred
  • Experience performing U.S. DOT vehicle and brake inspections and adjustments preferred
  • Class CDL A with Tanker & Hazmat Endorsement preferred or ability to obtain within 60 days and clean driving history 
  • ASE Certification preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) required
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move between 25 and 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Occasionally required lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle, and manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods (8 hours or more), and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequently exposed to loud noise produced by machinery and equipment
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes, chemicals, or airborne particles

Workplace Values Requirements:

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies at all times
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City