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Wheel End Mechanic, Billings, Montana

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Created 02/01/2019
Reference 22369
Category Manufacturing
Job type Manufacturing
Experience 1-2 years
Country United States
State Montana
City Billings
Salary DOE

The primary role of consists of the disassembly, inspection and reassembly of wheel group and final drive components for surface mining equipment.


Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns.

  • Continuously strive to improve quality, efficiency, and safety standards.
  • Maintain material-handling equipment by completing pre-use inspections.
  • Perform safe operation of forklifts, overhead cranes and lifting devices
  • Disassemble, inspect and record mechanical components condition and repair needs
  • Prepare parts and components for final assembly.
  • Perform assembly of various sub-components or final assembly of components that may include final drives, dry and wet brake assemblies or other various mechanical needs.
  • Checks tolerances, dimensions and specifications by using precision instruments, such as outside/inside micrometers, spring gauges (inside/outside), telescoping gauges, etc.
  • Verify components specifications (tolerances, thickness, lengths, etc.) by measuring tolerances and comparing to blueprints, drawings, component identifications and parts breakdown, etc.
  • Moves components by operating overhead cranes, jib hoists, forklifts and pallet jacks, etc.
  • Able to use basic hand and air tools along with specialized tools such as drills, presses, impacts, torque wrenches, etc.
  • Clean parts by chemical or mechanical methods (i.e. parts washer, rags, wire wheels, etc.) to remove excess dirt/debris.
  • Assists when needed with other miscellaneous needs including but not limited to material movement, shop waste removal, shop area organization, etc.
  • Maintain and clean tools and work space daily.
  • Must maintain a good attendance record and maintain the highest professional conduct.
  • Performs more duties as assigned.


  • Firm knowledge of heavy equipment mechanics preferred
  • Certificate from an accredited technical school and two years' experience; or equivalent education and experience.
  • Work related experience must consist of hands-on mechanic work.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required