Mining Haul Truck Shop Mechanic (Morenci Red Rock) - 26072

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Company: Empire

Requistion # : 26072 

Location: Morenci 

Position Status:  Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  6:00 am 

End Time :  6:00 pm 

Schedule Days : 7 days on - 7 days off  

Pay Range: $22.24  -  41.00 




Job Summary:


Employer of choice with an innovative 7 days on/7 day off schedule has heavy mining equipment technician openings in Morenci Arizona. Empire Southwest’s unique work environment working only half the year allows for total work life balance flexibility to enjoy family and the various outdoor activities that Arizona has to offer while enjoying Morenci’s average annual temperature of 66 degrees (hunting, fishing, hiking, dirt biking, horse riding, etc.).  Empire’s culture is driven by family friendly leadership with a strong focus on employee development and internal advancement opportunities. Our employees are given all resources needed for success. What you can accomplish at Empire is up to you.

This position will include troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining large mining equipment dedicated to one of the world’s largest open pit copper mine located in Southeast AZ.   Empire provides opportunities for onsite certified Caterpillar dealership training, advancement, highly completive hourly compensation, with additional differential mining pay, housing, a variety of company benefits (medical, dental, vision, fitness, 401K plan with Roth IRA options, etc.), as well paid time off for vacations, personal days and holidays.

Empire is seeking technicians highly technically qualified, self-motivated, and committed to ultra-high safety standards, teamwork culture, capable of working in shop or field, in all weather and environmental conditions.  Must be capable of written and oral communication and work as part of the overall company team to best serve co-workers, client and Empire.


Repair, recondition, and service Caterpillar and other Empire line allied machines, systems and components in the shop or field. Prepare equipment for delivery. Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions and failures of machine and engines systems, and their components.  Preferred 3 - 5 years' experience troubleshooting and repairing Caterpillar Mining Equipment.

Essential Functions:

  1. Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment malfunctions and failures.
  2. Maintain good customer relations and support for corporate marketing objectives.
  3. Repair, recondition, and maintain equipment and components.
  4. Prepare service reports.
  5. Plan and control cost of repair jobs.
  6. Maintain company equipment – keep in good clean orderly condition.
  7. Work safely at all times.  Adhere to all applicable safety policies.  Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Own and maintain required personal tools.
  2. Learn and use Empire, Caterpillar and allied product procedures and systems.
  3. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  4. Maintain current MSHA card if work area requires.
  5. Provide on-the-job training to technicians and helpers as assigned. 
  6. Work overtime as needed.
  7. Travel to remote locations as needed.
  8. Make warranty recommendations.
  9. Communicate with proper individuals to clarify instructions or discuss scope or progress of job.
  10. Completion of eTRAIN test evaluation.
  11. Work within and promote corporate values.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Communicate verbally and in writing, information, instructions and explanations to associates, clients and management regarding vehicle/component/equipment conditions, problems, recommendations, and repair processes.
  2. Basic computer and internet knowledge is required, as well as knowledge in operating scanning/diagnostic tools.
  3. Knowledge and skills to operate and understand diagnostic equipment including computerized instrumentation.
  4. Appropriate manner, conduct, and grooming adhere to company policy.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
  6. Knowledge of CAT machine components and systems.
  7. Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
  8. Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Current driver’s license.
  3. Minimum of 6 months related experience.
  4. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, talk or hear, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms climb or balance, and stoop or kneel.
  2. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  4. May be required to operate a forklift with appropriate certification(s).
  5. This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position".   A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that EMPIRE in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others. 

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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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