The Gallegos Corporation Gypsum-Auto & Equipment Mechanic in Vail, Colorado

Position Summary:

Prioritize work in conjunction with operations to ensure equipment is in safe, working condition and diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automobiles, vans, trucks, mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as graders and mixers, used in construction.Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining vehicles.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan work daily following work checklists for various trucks and equipment based on usage.
  • Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Confer with drivers to obtain descriptions of vehicle or equipment problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements reviewing the operator daily checklist as a guide.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Raise vehicle, with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
  • Repair and service, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems.
  • Coordinate service with an outside vendor for repair or replacement of air conditioning, parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings and mending of damaged body and fenders.
  • Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Remove unit such as engine, transmission, or differential.
  • Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
  • Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.
  • Replace and adjust headlights, and installs and repairs accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
  • Keep and follow scheduled maintenance service for the Company vehicles
  • Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
  • Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.


  • Preferred DOT inspections certification and/or ASE certification
  • Strong command of the English language, some Spanish helpful


  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, email and the internet
  • Attention to detail with demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness
  • Conserves resources and meets productivity set forth by supervisors
  • Observes all safety procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Employee owned mechanic hand tools

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to:

  • moving mechanical parts/equipment such as saws, forklifts and vehicles
  • outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat or cold weather
  • work in high, precarious places such as scaffolding and ladders
  • fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • risk of electrical shock
  • vibration
  • weight of heavy material, such as stone, brick or block

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel in a repetitive motion; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, including working on hands and knees for extended periods of time. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Location: Vail, CO

Job Code: 117

# of Openings: 1