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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 887919 3.628 5788
United States 127,400137,900 8.34,100 8,40013,550

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.3616.7820.65 25.6630.8137.50
Alaska 33.9323.1129.65 34.6238.5644.77
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.6321.7729.01 34.4138.3544.78
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.4732.1034.94 38.3342.8247.21
Balance of State 32.7222.6528.07 33.3637.4242.17

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,003354 35.346.8 34.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation236
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation95
UI claimants previously working in occupation165
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 428
Number of job position postings 103
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.2

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 Transportation & Equipment AAS
Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment CT2