Heavy Equipment & Diesel Mechanics

If you’re a highly motivated, technically inclined individual who doesn’t mind getting your hands dirty, you owe it to yourself to explore the possibility of a rewarding career as a Cat® Dealer Technician with Empire Southwest. Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanics are in high demand in today’s job market. As a mechanic with Empire, you’ll be in a rewarding career with plenty of advancement opportunities, and we give you all the tools you need to succeed, including top-notch training that is unparalleled in the industry. Take a few minutes to check out the many types of mechanic and technician positions available at Empire Southwest. Search and Apply Today. 

Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Mining

Caterpillar Mine Truck in ActionEmpire offers a variety of Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanic opportunities in the mining industry. Available positions include Mining Field Service, Mining Field Support, and Mine Shop Service. You will apply your skills and training to repair, recondition and service machines, components and systems from Caterpillar® and other manufacturers, and perform diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures. Strong written and verbal skills are essential, and out-of-town assignments involving lengthy overnight stays may be required. Search and Apply Today. 

Field Service & Fleet Shop Mechanic

Equipment Mechanics TalkingChallenging Heavy Equipment Mechanic positions are also available in Field Service and our Fleet Shop. 

Essential functions of these important positions include: 

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment malfunctions and failures.
  • Repairing, reconditioning and maintaining equipment and components.
  • Preparing service reports.
  • Planning and controlling cost of repair jobs.
  • Working safely at all times by adhering to all applicable safety policies and complying with all company policies, procedures and standards.

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Shop Mechanic

Service Technician in ShopIn your role as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic in one of our shops, you will perform many of the same functions as a Field Service/Fleet Mechanic. 

In addition, you will be asked to:


  • Learn and use Empire, Caterpillar and allied product procedures and systems. 
  • Provide on-the-job training to technicians and other staff as assigned.  
  • Communicate project scope, progress of job and provide warranty recommendations 
  • Complete training and serve as a Green Belt in support of Empire’s Six Sigma program. 
  • Work within and promote corporate values. 

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Empire Provides World-Class Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanic Training 

Empire Southwest is committed to ensuring our Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanics “Go Big Places. Do Big Things.” Launch your technical career by enrolling in ThinkBIG, a two-year college-level apprenticeship program provided by Empire in affiliation with Mesa Community College. With ThinkBIG, you will develop in-demand skills in areas such as sophisticated computer-based diagnostics, state-of-the-art hydraulics, and much more. You’ll benefit from plenty of relevant hands-on and classroom training while on your way to receiving an Associate of Applied Science Degree along with invaluable Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician credentials. Learn More about the ThinkBig Advantage. 

Mechanic/Technician Careers

Make the most of your strong mechanical skills by pursuing a rewarding career as an Empire Caterpillar Mechanic. Begin your career path as an entry-level technician where you will learn how to repair, recondition and service Caterpillar and other heavy equipment.  Advancements into management roles are available for those who demonstrate leadership abilities.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Positions Can Be a Steppingstone to a Rewarding Career

Your position as a Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic can be the first step to an exciting technical career with Empire. Upon distinguishing yourself as an Entry-level Tech, you can move up to the level of Shop Tech. From there, you can choose to specialize as a Special Projects Tech, Lead Shop Tech, or Field Tech. Your continued development and desire to succeed can then lead you into Shop or Field supervisory and management roles. At Empire Southwest, the sky’s the limit! Search and Apply Today. 


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