Career outlook for construction plant mechanic
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make sure that large machines and vehicles on a construction site work safely and fix them if they broke down.
You’d maintain and repair plant machinery, such as
- Excavators (JCBs)
- Dumper trucks
- Concrete mixers
You’d regularly inspect different parts of the machines including the engines, gearboxes, hydraulics, electrical systems and tyres to check they are working well.
- Find faults using specialist computer equipment
- Explain the problem to the construction workers and managers
- Dismantle machinery parts, and repair or replace faulty parts
- Reassemble parts and test them to make sure they are working properly and safely
You’d do routine servicing of plant and equipment both on site and in the repair workshop. If you could not fix a machine on site, you’d arrange for it to be moved to the repair workshop.
You would use various hand and power tools, electrical testing equipment, welding equipment and lifting gear.
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