Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (49-3042)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. Excludes Rail Car Repairers (49-3043) and Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,0491,063 1.31 2526
United States 124,700131,300 5.3660 2,9503,600

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.4315.6819.11 23.7328.8834.97
Alaska 31.3520.5026.01 32.3936.8441.08
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 32.1217.8327.13 33.5837.7543.89
Fairbanks North Star Borough 30.3721.6825.52 30.6735.5937.43
Southeast Region 29.5720.2923.03 29.5535.6539.38
Balance of State 31.4321.6826.32 32.2136.7539.93

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,121386 34.445.3 32.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation230
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation79
UI claimants previously working in occupation117
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 383
Number of job position postings 78
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust   (Palmer)
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Duty Service Oiler

Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

AVTEC   (Seward)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Service Oiler 320 Hours/M302-M304

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Heavy Equipment Operator and Mechanic

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip AAS
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip CT2