Shop Assistant/Entry Level Mechanic Job in Alaska


Job title: Shop Assistant/Entry Level Mechanic

Company: Cruz Companies

Expected salary:

Location: Palmer, AK

Shop Assistant/Entry Level Mechanic Job Details:

Job Title:

Shop Assistant/Entry Level Mechanic SOC code:

47-2061 FLSA Classification:



Equipment/Palmer Shop Reports to:

Shop Foreman


Full Time, Temporary to Regular Full Time after 90 Days EEO-1:

Laborers and Helpers

Normal Work Hours and Days: Normal work schedules are 10-hour days, Monday through Friday. Days and hours vary based on project schedules, locations and workload. Mandatory overtime based on seasonal workload.

Benefits: Once eligible Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) 401k, PTO & Holidays

Approved by: Randy Norman Revised: 09/07/2023

EEO Statement:

Cruz Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**


Responsible for conducting manual laborer and to safety operate and maintain equipment as needed in order to complete project assignments.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a company representative in developing and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Pick up/transport/deliver supplies and materials as needed.
  • Safely operate equipment on project site(s) as needed.
  • Aid in inspecting and evaluating incoming equipment and machines and determine malfunctions and defects.
  • Ensure and conduct minor maintenance of equipment, to include monitoring and maintaining appropriate fluid levels, fueling and greasing of equipment being operated.
  • Paint, wash, or clean materials or equipment related to construction.
  • Clean and organize construction sites or yard locations to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Conduct manual labor, i.e., shoveling, using a chainsaw, pressure washing, as needed in order to complete project assignment.
  • Load, unload, and identify construction materials, machinery, and tools and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Effectively work with other members of project team to produce contract/project requirements.
  • Aid in maintaining record keeping, to include load counts, equipment hours and production.

Other Tasks:

  • Assist in loading and unloading equipment from or to delivery truck.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Assist other operations staff as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Must possess a valid state driver license with a clean driving record and have up to date medical certification or willing to get medical card.
  • 6 months of prior experience as a laborer.
  • Familiarity with repair and maintenance of construction equipment, machinery and tools.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to safely and productively operate equipment used for general yard upkeep.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and follow plans, specifications, and sketches.
  • Knowledge of and ability maintain equipment and follow related procedures.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor

. * Ability to see and record written data and information.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply first aid.
  • Ability to interpret and record written data and information.
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to meet project schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing.

Physical Demands:

The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following: Not Present = NP

1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent

11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Frequent Reaching Overhead Frequent

Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent

Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent

Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent

Crouching Frequent Fingering Constant

Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally

Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally

Climbing Frequent Hearing Occasionally

Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent

Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent

(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare

Lifting 50 lbs. 100 lbs.

Carrying 10 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs.

Pushing/Pulling 50 lbs. 100 lbs.

Working Conditions:


1. Exposure to Inclement Weather

2. Extreme Cold

3. Extreme Heat

4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location

5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.

6. Vibration X Occasional normal equipment vibration.

7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes.


8. Moving Mechanical Parts X

9. Electric Shock

10. High, Exposed Places

11. Radiant Energy

12. Explosives

13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals

14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
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