Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job ID
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(5/9/2023 10:37 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Crane Mechanics within our Maintenance Department

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


  • Overhaul and repair combustion powered heavy duty vehicles and heavy mobile equipment such as cranes and forklifts
  • Repair work includes the repairing, overhauling or rebuilding systems of the following:
  • Diesel and gasoline engines
  • Automatic and non-automatic transmissions              
  • Heavy duty drive line systems               
  • Hydraulic utility systems and controls
  • Trace and locate defects and causes of mechanical problems using a wide range of diagnostic and test equipment
  • Determine the type and extent of necessary repairs
  • Make changes or modifications in accordance with specifications and guidelines
  • Connect, align, adjust system elements to assure proper operation of the complete system or vehicle
  • Field repairs as necessary
  • Install, repair, maintain, test, and adjust fixed and semi-fixed CRANES.
  • Complete repairs from blueprints, diagrams, operational manuals, manufacturer’s specifications, work orders, and other specifications
  • Disassemble equipment using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools
  • Determine nature of repair and examines parts to detect imperfections with the use of rulers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments to determine changes in dimensional requirements
  • Complete repairs by replacing, reworking, or refinishing worn or damaged parts
  • Reassemble equipment and test performance
  • Operation of equipment, preventative maintenance, diagnostic and repair work, and overhaul of minor and major hoisting systems and components
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Apply basic math, reading and communication skills
  • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
  • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
  • Understand and act upon instruction / work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance

Other duties may be assigned as workload dictates

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations 
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more


All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Truth
  • Family

These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.


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