Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic

OFO No: 653307

Other name for Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic:

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic

What is an Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic?

Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic can also be known as a heavy Equipment Mechanic.

Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic’s job is to maintain and repair all aspect of earthmoving machines from the hydraulic systems and power shift transmissions to electronic and electrical systems.

What does an Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic do?

  • checks and services equipment regularly
  • detects possible faults and flaws
  • repairs, adjusts and maintains equipment
  • replaces and fits new sections or new parts
  • designs specific parts where necessary and has them made
  • travels from one site to another – usually in remote areas
  • works with specialised equipment: micro-meters, tachometers and engine dynamometers

Are you …?

  • a person who enjoys working outdoors?
  • a person who doesn’t mind getting dirty?
  • mechanical?
  • good with your hands?
  • analytical and practical?
  • responsible?
  • able to work alone?
  • physically fit and strong?
  • innovative?

How do I become a Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic?


  • Apprenticeship
  • Trade Test


  • Learnership – Repair and Maintenance (Earthmoving Equipment) – NQF Level 2, 3 or 4
  • Trade Test


  • Learnership – Repair and Maintenance (Earthmoving Equipment) – NQF Level 2, 3 or 4
  • Trade Test


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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Automotive Mechanic … or … Pipe Fitter

Is becoming an Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic the right career choice for me?