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Torgeson Trenching | Topeka, Kansas
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Job Description

General Job Description

  • Under general supervision, this position performs maintenance and repair on a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs major and minor overhauls on gas and diesel engines, transmissions, gear boxes, hydraulic motors,
  • hydraulic systems, water pumps, air compressors, air tools, generators, starters, electrical systems,
  • jack hammers, rock drills backhoe, bucket truck, track loader, dump trucks and trailers. Performs wire feed welding. Troubleshoots mechanical failure.  Estimate cost of repairs.
  • Provides limited training to employees on assigned tasks and safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tune-ups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings
  • Disassemble and reassemble parts
  • Use testing equipment to ensure that repairs and maintenance are effective


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in general mechanical repair. Two (2) years related vocational training from an accredited vocational school may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Maintains a valid Driver’s License or Kansas Commercial Driver’s License. Will be required to obtain a CDL license.
  • Required to pass a pre-employment fit to work physical and UA testing.

This Position Description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position.  Torgeson reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise.  This Position Description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Environment- Exposure to heat and cold temperatures as well as dust, gases and fumes. Lifting 50 lbs.

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