Cajun Industries

  • Shop Mechanic

    Job ID
    60 - Equipment Services
    Physical Location
    Prairieville, La.
  • More information about this job



    The Construction Equipment Mechanic will repair and maintain construction machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors and production machines, and equipment.


    Required Experience and Skills:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to three years years of related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




    *The following are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all-inclusive for this position.


    • Observe mechanical devices in operation and listen to their sounds to locate causes of trouble
    • Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts
    • Examine form and texture of parts to detect imperfections
    • Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements
    • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments
    • Repair or replace defective parts
    • Install special functional and structural parts in devices
    • Lubricate, maintain, and clean parts as needed
    • Start and operate devices to test their performance
    • Set up and operate drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts
    • Weld, cut, and grind as needed
    • Repair electrical equipment
    • Assist other workers as needed




    • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs., but may occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Hearing and comprehension is necessary for giving and receiving directions
    • Will need to perform sedentary to heavy work
    • Will operate office equipment of all types
    • Climb and maintain balance on steel/wood framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds
    • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis
    • Position may require prolonged bending/twisting, walking, reaching overhead, squatting, sitting or standing and lifting
    • Must be able to manipulate and traverse uneven terrain, ladders, and multi-floor buildings with no elevator
    • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, muddy conditions, loose rock, loose/soft sand, etc.
    • Will be exposed to adverse weather conditions (Heat, Cold, Rain, Etc.)
    • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
    • Must be able to drive cars, trucks, forklifts and other equipment (Clean driving record is required)


    • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management/ supervision
    • Will need to be able to perform sedentary to heavy work
    • Ability to write and use math/complete calculations
    • Work at various tempos, and concentrate amid distractions
    • Decision making skills necessary
    • Detail-oriented; must be able to remember, examine, and observe details


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