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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Fascinated with the power of heavy equipment and have an aptitude for fixing things?

Get paid for what you enjoy doing by becoming a Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic!

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics maintain and repair a wide variety of construction and industrial equipment requiring the knowledge of electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics. They're indispensable for keeping projects on track. 

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics are critical to a wide range of industries including construction, railroad transportation, and farming. Working for a large company or on their own as an independent contractor, mobile heavy equipment mechanics have the hard skills to work anywhere.

The Gulf Coast Region is estimated to need more than 1,232 new Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics by 2028.

20% Growth

With an annual job opening of 797!

Retirement 212 Growth 123 Transfer 462

Entry $36,443 Median $49,316 Experienced $58,982

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics are found in a number of industries across the Gulf Coast region.

Top 5 Industries for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

What skills should you develop to be a Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic?

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as a flight attendant. The percentage indicate the level of important of each of the skills.



About machines' and tools' designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, specifically not for engines.


Troubleshooting & Maintenance

Routinely maintaining machinery and determining causes of errors and repairing with tools or other solutions.

*Source: Texas Career Check

How do you become a Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic?

High School Endorsement: Business & Industry

In addition to a high school diploma or a GED, employers prefer to hire mechanics with postsecondary training at either vocational/technical schools or community colleges. High schools may also offer related programs although they vary in scope. High school programs are an asset offering an introduction to the skills of the trade. Individuals completing related high school training are better prepared for successful completion of more intensive career preparation at vocational schools and community colleges.

Once hired the position generally requires more than 12 months of on-the-job training for workers to develop the skills needed for average job performance.

In the past, candidates have entered this field by getting hired to perform general maintenance and subsequently learning the technical skills needed over the course of several years. As equipment gets more and more complex it is becoming increasingly difficult to enter this field without formal training. 

Licensure & Certification

Though no certifications are required, they can indicate higher levels of specialization and can demand a higher pay in the future. In Texas, certifications are offered by the International Fluid Power Society, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

Major Employers in the Gulf Coast Region

Related Occupations: Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights, Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians


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*Includes the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

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