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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 17019$31.99/hr$22.45/hr$25.76/hr$32.19/hr$38.30/hr$39.73/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities800$34.98/hr
Professional and Business Services40$26.30/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services160$31.70/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$34.16/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 30$23.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$33.13/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$30.49/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$31.55/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$35.76/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 90$31.31/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$31.57/hr6.1%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$30.61/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$31.55/hr13.8%
Northwest Balance of State 150$30.75/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 170$32.19/hr10.9%
Northwest Minnesota 170$30.75/hr9.1%
Northeast Minnesota 200$30.29/hr13.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$30.39/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 310$30.90/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 810$34.16/hr14.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 870$34.16/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,630$32.23/hr12.6%

  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.