SIMON | Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of Colas USA with operations throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We specialize in aggregate, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete materials production, with expert teams providing high-quality asphalt paving, concrete, bridge, and utility construction services. 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, using new technology, and enhancing 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:

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

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 diagnose 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, and verify repairs made according to manufacturer’s specifications
•    Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings as necessary to ensure accurate operation of equipment
•    Inspect, Troubleshoot, and repair electrical circuits
•    Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks and equipment, and make adjustments
•    Clean, lubricate and perform preventative maintenance work on equipment and assets according to manufacture recommended intervals. 
•    Fabricate special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or drawings
•    Maintain clean tools and working area
•    Perform other routine duties such as building maintenance, equipment hauling, and equipment operation


•    High School Diploma or Equivalent
•    Valid driver’s license; required to maintain acceptable driving record
•    DOT Medical Examiner Certificate and/or ability to obtain required
•    Certificate in Diesel Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
•    Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) preferred
•    Automotive Air Conditioning certified 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
•    Welding, cutting, and brazing experience preferred
•    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
•    Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
•    Ability to work independently and exercise good 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:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Paid Parental Leave
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs


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.

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: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City