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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 21023$30.90/hr$24.11/hr$24.41/hr$30.80/hr$34.95/hr$39.01/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining30$30.80/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities600$37.23/hr
Professional and Business Services50$30.29/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services100$30.77/hr
Public Administration410$32.15/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$31.47/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$30.84/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$29.47/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$24.21/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$30.80/hr6.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 100$31.29/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$26.09/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 100$30.59/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$30.57/hr13.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$32.15/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$30.51/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 170$31.03/hr13.4%
Northwest Balance of State 180$30.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 210$30.80/hr10.9%
Northwest Minnesota 230$30.55/hr9.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$30.50/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 780$32.15/hr14.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 860$32.15/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,670$31.52/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.