Assistant Diesel Mechanic

Earth Images, Inc. - Floyds Knobs, IN (30+ days ago)

Job Summary

Inspect, service, repair and maintain vehicles and equipment.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes malfunctions, repairs, rebuilds, maintains diesel and gas powered vehicles and equipment, and non-motorized equipment using hand tools, precision measuring instruments, and various other tools of the trade.
  • May supervise employee(s) within an assigned classification of Mechanic and carries as a co-classification the same title as the workers supervised, i.e., Mechanic. May direct activities of workers engaged in similar mechanical operations. May assigns tasks to workers, review and monitor workers activities to verify satisfactory completion.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal, and departments of transportation (DOT) rules and regulations for safety and operations.
  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment using hoists, hand tools and power tools. Examines parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges. Replaces defective parts and assemblies. Tests overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • May weld, cut, or braze broken parts and structural members.
  • May perform bodywork and painting.
  • Performs and records scheduled preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

Pay Rate

Competitive pay based on level of experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License (CDL license preferred)
  • Heavy mechanical repair experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diesel mechanic experience

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis

Employment Conditions

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
  • May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Will require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

Environmental Conditions

Work inside and outside in all weather conditions, occasional confined spaces, and elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at Earth Images, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, Earth Images works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities. This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile

Earth Images Inc. is a specialty subcontractor providing a wide variety of services related to the landscape trade. We combine our eye for aesthetics with a sound knowledge of horticulture and best installation practices to create extraordinary landscapes for general contractors, commercial and residential developers, counties, municipalities, school districts, airport authorities, and others. Our primary market focus is heavy highway and civil projects throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

The skill, expertise and work ethic of our people are the pride of what we do, and the foundation of what we value most—our customers’ trust. We work hard to earn and maintain that trust by always remaining true to our word. With a team of qualified landscape installers, certified professionals in erosion and sediment control, and a workforce averaging 28 years of experience, we have the skills to get the job done right the first time.

Proficiency in every facet of landscaping means possessing legal regulatory expertise as well as creative and technical expertise. Earth Images creates extraordinary landscapes cost efficiently, because we deliver finished products that meet or exceed the most stringent standards.

Earth Images is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Diesel Mechanic: 2 years


  • High school


  • Valid Operator Driving License
  • CDL Class A


  • English

Required work authorization:

  • United States