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SIMON | Light Duty Mechanic-Ogallala, NE

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Date: Jul 12, 2019

City/State/Province: Ogallala, NE, US, 69631

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon (130) 



Honesty, pride, respect–these are the values the pioneers of the frontier West lived by. Over 100 years later, they are the same values that drive Simon today. It is a way of working–the right way–that has stood the test of time, and allowed us to help shape the landscape since 1954.  


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. 


Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Simon has strong local ties backed by global resources, focusing on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. 


Summary:     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 equipment
•    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 required
•    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 or ability to obtain within 60 days and clean driving history required
•    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 finger, handle, or feel
•    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.

Simon is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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