The average hourly pay for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic in South Africa is R134.98.
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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Heavy equipment mechanics are in charge of maintaining company-related machinery. They are responsible for providing upkeep to that machinery to ensure that needed equipment functions properly; this includes preventive care and maintenance. Heavy equipment mechanics perform regular inspections to ensure machines comply with local, state, and federal regulations. They must possess advanced mechanical skills to troubleshoot and fix industrial equipment using heavy tools, as well as receive regular…Read more
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Tasks
- Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.
- Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
- Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.
The top respondents for the job title Heavy Equipment Mechanic are from the companies Barloworld Equipment, Komatsu and Komatsu. Reported salaries are highest at Komatsu where the average pay is R162.28. Barloworld Equipment pays the lowest at around R113.90.
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Popular Skills for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
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Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
An entry-level Heavy Equipment Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R98.14 based on 5 salaries. An early career Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R118.11 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R142.87 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R167.91 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R162.
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