Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic


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Highway North Barn
2234 Carroll Rd
Fort Wayne
Highway Department
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Open until filled



There is currently an opening at both the North Barn (Carroll Rd.) and South Barn (Tillman Rd.) locations.

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  •  Medical, dental, vision and more
  •  Generous paid time off and holidays
  •  Retirement plan with up to 5% matching
  • $150 annual boot allowance
  • $1200 annual tool allowance 

This  position is full-time, nonexempt, classified, and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are Monday - Friday; 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; 40 hours/week

Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, the Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic maintains, diagnoses, and repairs County vehicles and heavy equipment and responds to service calls as needed.


  • Diagnoses, repairs and maintains County vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Responds to service calls on the road for broken down vehicles or heavy equipment.
  • Performs electrical and mechanical repairs.
  • Works on air brakes, hydraulic brakes and hydraulic systems.
  • Transports equipment and vehicles to and from worksites, as required.
  • Operates heavy equipment to remove snow and ice.
  • Keeps records of all vehicle and heavy equipment repairs, using descriptions of work performed and codes.
  • Performs shop maintenance and maintains shop cleanliness.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.



Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED and specialized training in Diesel and/or Heavy Equipment repair or related field and one year Diesel and/or Heavy Equipment maintenance and repair experience
  • Ability to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within six months
  • Thorough knowledge of the accepted principles involved in gas and diesel engine repair and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of diagnostics and repair procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of air brakes, hydraulic brakes, and Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions for working with heavy equipment
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Experience with Forklift and Bobcat operation
  • Ability to weld/solder under established safety guidelines


The Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic works in a standard shop setting with frequent standing, lifting of up to sixty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling, reaching over head, and kneeling, some sitting, walking, climbing ladders, and mental/visual effort.  Some typing, monitoring of equipment, exposure to temperature extremes, and chemicals, with frequent attention to detail, detailed inspection, exposure to dangerous equipment, noise, and noxious odors/fumes is required.