SUMMARY: HEAVY DUTY DIESEL MECHANIC for Remote Western Alaska road construction.  Duties include repair and maintenance of excavators, front end loaders, dozers, graders and trucks.  Additional equipment consists of crushers and miscellaneous equipment.  Experience with operating heavy equipment required. Willing and able to travel and stay in remote Alaskan villages throughout the construction season. Reports to the Transportation Director, with duty assignments from the Project Superintendent.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Maintenance Duties:

  • Inspects, repairs, and adjusts graders, scrapers, trenching machines, pans, backhoe, diesel tractors, hydraulic and cable operated attachments, and earth moving bulldozers.
  • Overhauls, adjust, and tunes diesel and gasoline engines; grinds valves; overhauls transmissions.
  • Repairs and replaces pistons, crankshafts, bearings, clutches, and hydraulic drivers.
  • Rebuilds and replaces tractor undercarriages; changes tracks, rollers, and frames.
  • Repairs miscellaneous equipment such as welding machines, fork lifts, and chain saws.
  • Responsible for writing the daily reports and logs and supplied to the Project Superintendent the end of every work week.
  • Performs related work as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises the diesel mechanic helper team.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities including assigning, and directing work and appraising



QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must have good communications skills to read, write and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to work independently without close supervision. Must be able to lift and carry up to seventy (70) pounds for short distances and physically perform the functions of the job. Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. Trustworthiness is required. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions.


REQUIRED SKILLS: Heavy equipment experience is required – minimum 5 years with certification. A minimum of ten years of direct heavy equipment experience can be substituted for the certification requirement. Use of your own tools is allowable, however, replacement of broken tools by AVCP is not included. Yup’ik speaking preferred. Clerical experience is needed to complete the reporting tasks required.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   A high school diploma or GED.  Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of heavy equipment mechanical work. Considerable knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of various types of heavy construction equipment. Some knowledge of the occupational hazards of the mechanical trades and of necessary safety precautions. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to locate and diagnose defects in diesel and gas powered equipment. Skill in the use of tools and equipment and their care in the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Alaska Driver’s license and a clean driving record as per the vehicle policies (no serious violations in the past five (5) years.  Current Diesel Mechanic Certification is required and must be presented.


This position is a Grade 6 and has a Salary Range of:  $56,328 – $84,492

Job Posting Expiration Date: June 30, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.