Heavy Equipment Diesel Technician

Lyle Machinery Co.

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Richland, MS

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Lyle Machinery Co. is a diversified equipment dealer headquartered in Richland, MS, and constantly growing with 10 locations across MS, AL, LA, FL, and TX. We are a family-owned and operated company that performs service and repairs, both on-site and in the field, in addition to the sales, leases and rentals of heavy equipment. The road of life is always under construction - Come be a part of something that helps direct the path!

Do you have a machine specialty in working with Komatsu or Bobcat? That's great!

LMC is looking for front-line employees who have the ability to work safely and independently in several of our locations; a Heavy Equipment Technician that wants to grow with us and outshine the rest by providing top-notch services. 

Duties Include:

  • Inspect, diagnose, troubleshoot, and locate mechanical deficiencies on Heavy Equipment as assigned by the Service Manager
  • Proper use of diagnostic equipment
  • Perform minor and complex repairs including identifying major powertrain overhaul needs 
  • Locate and prepare cost analysis for required parts and/or services as needed
  • Repair and/or replace all components of diesel engines, hydraulic, air conditioning, electrical, and suspension systems, drive trains, steering, braking, material handling, operator comfort systems, and other functions as necessary to bring machine up to operating status
  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical information from schematics, technical manuals, drawings and procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Perform welding and brazing, fabricate, and modify parts, equipment, miscellaneous structures, and attachments.
  • Communicate job progress to Service Manager regarding special parts orders, shortages, and malfunctions
  • Prepare and complete all job-related documents, including but not limited to warranty information and time sheets in a legible, accurate, and timely manner
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of products, technology, and models through continued educational opportunities, and by reading technical and regulation publications
  • Maintain all company equipment, tools, and shop vehicles in a good, clean, and working order, including any necessary servicing, if applicable
  • Assist in quality control and assurances pursuant company standards
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness, neatness, and safety of personal workspace, building and lot
  • Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to company safety program at all times
  • Contribute to building excellent customer, vendor, company, and fellow employee relationships 
  • Maintain standards as presented in the Employee Handbook

Work Environment:

In this position, the employee will need to maneuver between moving mechanical parts, which will often include inclement weather conditions, and will be frequently exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes, and a moderate noise level. Field Technicians would be required to travel to customer locations as assigned for job functions. 


  •  Mechanical aptitude
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Must possess own tools
  • Ability to operate forklift
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to move about the grounds for various tasks
  • Ability to operate a commercial class vehicle including proper licensing and MVR
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs, regularly, and 50 lbs, frequently 
  • Ability to push/pull up to 100 lbs with assistive devices
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend, twist and stoop, as well as reaching below and overhead to perform necessary assessments and repairs
  • Utilization of appropriate protective or safety equipment
  • Ability to operate equipment or other powered devices as necessary