Calista Corporation Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic III in Fairbanks, Alaska

JOB SUMMARY: The Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic III is responsible for performing required maintenance and service on the Yukon Equipment fleet, including maintenance and service for the service machinery, as well as all required customer diagnostics and repairs. This position must be able to follow-up with ordering parts, customer contacts, and be able to work both independently and collectively with other mechanics, including a mechanic apprentice.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Repair various pieces of heavy equipment including, but not limited to heavy-duty truck and semi-tractors, material spreader, 6-wheel drive military type vehicles, excavators, skidders, high pressure pumps, 25 ton and smaller bulldozers, graders, trailers, backhoes, electronic message boards and signs, street sweepers, aerial towers, and man lifts:

  • Receive repair orders from customers; discuss concerns and turnaround expectations,

  • Evaluate the extent of all equipment repairs and level of action required,

  • Communicate the repairs and level of action required to direct supervisor,

  • Research parts needed for repairs,

  • Installation of parts and repair documentation on work order(s),

  • Inspect all equipment repairs and maintenance prior to delivering equipment to customer.

  • Provide technical assistance to customers both in person, and over the phone.

  • Provide instruction and direction to apprentice(s) in all essential functions.

  • Reach out to equipment manufacturers’ technicians when technical information is required to make repairs.

  • Handle customer complaints timely and according to the Company’s guidelines.

  • Help maintain a safe work environment and bring safety issues to the branch supervisor’s attention.

  • Participate in required Company and equipment training.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position may supervise the work of apprentice mechanics.

Job Requirements:


  • Advanced knowledge in operation, repair, and maintenance of heavy duty equipment.

  • Advanced knowledge in the repair and maintenance of both gas and diesel vehicles and equipment.

  • Ability to perform installations and repairs on heavy duty equipment.

  • Excellent analytical, project management, and organizational skills with the ability to evaluate data.

  • Exceptional time management skills.

  • Knowledge of hazardous waste regulations.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to deal effectively with a variety of interpersonal relationships and situations.Specifically, the ability to communicate with others to train and develop, evaluate problems, and to explain vehicle/equipment status in an understandable manner.

  • Ability to be a team player and facilitate a team oriented atmosphere.

  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance.

  • Ability to use standard business computers, and knowledge of various business applications presently used by the Company; ability to learn new applications.

  • Ability to use diagnostic scanners and electronic tools.

  • Ability to maintain skills as technology advances.

  • Ability to actively listen and provide high quality customer service.

  • Ability to do business ethically with customers, vendors, and co-workers.

  • Ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions.

  • Ability to be detail oriented; superior organizational, follow-up, and records maintenance skills.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, detect unobvious facts and issues, and exercise resourcefulness in resolving problems.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions. and other procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, vocational or technical training in Heavy Equipment preferred.

  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a journeyman heavy equipment mechanic.

  • Valid State Driver’s License and be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of Yukon Equipment’s Driving Policy

  • Class A CDL preferred.

  • Welding certification preferred.

  • Ability to pass a drug, driving, and background screening.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment is typically fast paced and customer service oriented.PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical: Frequent standing, walking, bending, crawling, climbing, reaching, kneeling, talking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, hand/eye coordination, driving. Visual Acuity: Continuous close vision, ability to adjust focus. Frequent distance/color/peripheral vision, depth perception. Mental Effort: Continuous analytical thinking, using verbal and written communication, concentrating on tasks, remembering details, making decisions, adjusting to changes, examining/observing details. Frequent handling of stress and emotions, discriminating colors. Environmental Factors: Frequent exposure to dirt/dust, fumes/gases/odors, grease/oil/mud, moving mechanical parts, noise, vibrations, wet floors/surfaces, working with others.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Yukon Equipment’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Yukon Equipment’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Yukon Equipment’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

Requisition ID: 296004COMPANY1.1