Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


The position of Heavy Equipment Mechanic, with SOC LLC, A Day and Zimmermann Company, is located at the Hawthorne Army Depot, near the modest, west central Nevada, “High-desert, mountain-side”, community of Hawthorne. Interested applicants are invited to search on-line sites for additional information regarding the renowned Hawthorne Army Depot. (Note: SOC Nevada LLC typically does not deploy personnel overseas.)

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We are committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company.  Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made.


Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status.  Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws.


If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process for any job you see posted on this or another website, please email us at reasonableaccomodation@dayzim.com


Hawthorne Army Depot, known as “The Largest ammunition storage facility in the world,” is centrally located near the modest community of Hawthorne, Nevada, at the base of 11,000 ft. Mt. Grant and at the south end of large and historical Walker Lake on Highway 95. We are located within a comfortable 1 to 2 hour drive of numerous communities and cities, located in Northern Nevada and Northern California, including South Lake Tahoe, Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Fernley and Sparks, all of which offer abundant opportunities and access to high quality shopping, recreation, health care, education and entertainment.

HWAD, is also located near the East Gate to Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Heavenly and Mt. Rose ski resorts, and a comfortable 4 -5 hour drive North West of Las Vegas , NV. For our outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant opportunities nearby for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, ATV/UTV and other sports.  

Interested applicants with questions are encouraged to contact the SOC Human Resources office at 775-945-7582, Monday through-Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


  • Trouble shoots, repairs, or replaces injection valves, cylinder heads, and, gaskets. Repairs clutches, transmission systems, differentials, air compressors, pumps, filter units, starts engines, generators, governors, hydraulic systems, air systems, heating and cooling systems, steering systems, electrical systems, and associated components.
  • Operates various material handling equipment as well as hoists, dollies, jacks, and other carrying devices for handling heavy objects.
  • Researches parts, tools and other equipment using the internet, service manuals, parts catalogs, and other resources.
  • Minor fabrication including stick and wire feed welding as needed. Steam clean equipment and other parts as needed. Utilization of cutting torches.
  • Troubleshoots hydraulic and electrical systems. Completes Preventative Maintenance orders in a timely manner. Ensures housekeeping procedures are followed.



EDUCATION: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Certifiable technical or trade school education highly desirable.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years as a heavy equipment mechanic or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS: Must be able to obtain and maintain all training certifications in accordance with SOC's Master Training Plan. Trade certifications desired.

LICENSES AND REGISTRATION:Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Nevada driver’s license.Must also be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of government security clearance.

OTHER: Must be able to perform work duties, routinely, in a safe and effective manner, remaining alert and aware of potential work/safety hazards at all time, and especially alert while performing safety sensitive duties.

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