SIMON | Field Mechanic

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

  • Maintains and repairs equipment, vehicles, and/or facilities used for carrying out the operations.

Main Responsibilities

•    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
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Use diagnostic equipment, visual inspection, and other tools to diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs
•    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
•    Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure accurate performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications
•    Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings as necessary in order to accurately operate equipment
•    Install new ignition systems, change/charge batteries, and replace transmissions and other parts
•    Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks and equipment, and makes adjustments
•    Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles
•    Fabricate special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings
•    Maintain clean tools and working area
•    Perform high and low voltage electrical trouble shooting and repairs
•    Perform other routine duties such as building maintenance, equipment hauling, and equipment operation


•    High School Diploma or Equivalent
•    Certificate in Diesel Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
•    ASE Certification preferred
•    Valid driver’s license; required to maintain acceptable driving record
•    DOT Medical Examiner Certificate and/or ability to obtain required
•    Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) preferred


•    3 or more years of experience as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic preferred
•    Experience performing U.S. DOT vehicle and brake inspections and adjustments preferred
•    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
•    Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
•    Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
•    Basic computer skill, including ability to operate mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) and related applications

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
•    Must maintain and provide basic tooling required for position; specialty tooling provided by the Company
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 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

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*: $24-$32 DOE


*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.


Benefits: All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.


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.  Benefit offerings subject to change.


Application window anticipated to close on 7/24/2024; open until filled. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland