Field Mechanic (Independence Excavating)

Heavy Shop · Sterling, Virginia
Department Heavy Shop
Employment Type Full-Time

Field Mechanic


Who is IX?


From breaking ground to the finished project, our team has been laying the groundwork for excellence on heavy civil construction and demolition projects for over 60 years. We combine innovations of industry with decades of successfully completed projects, proving we are a value-added partner from the ground up! Over six decades, Independence Excavating has established a team of construction professionals that sets us apart from other contractors. 


What do we believe in?



Provide a safe, family-oriented environment. Commitment to integrity. Protect our most valuable assets.



Always deliver the highest quality. Find solutions. Provide value to our partners.



Positively impact the communities we serve. Give back. Leave the world a better place than we found it.



A Field Mechanic is responsible for diagnosing, rebuilding and repairing vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to:


  • Under limited supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; performs related work as assigned
  • Performs inspections and preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports
  • May act as lead person in supervisor’s absence


Do you have what it takes?

  • Five years of recent experience and/or training in vehicle/construction equipment repair and maintenance shop or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Diagnosing mechanical problems and performing repairs
  • Safety practices and procedures
  • Electrical systems, including computerized induction/ignition systems
  • Use of diagnostic equipment
  • Acetylene and electric arc welding
  • Operation of vehicles and equipment for diagnostic purposes
  • Effectively handle lifting of various objects weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Work extended hours out of doors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Occasional overtime maybe necessary during peak times


Why IX?

  • Weekly Pay!
  • Excellent Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Paid Holidays and PTO
  • Life Insurance + Optional Family Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) + Match
  • Paid corporate training program
  • Stability and a variety of different roles that provide a path to career advancement
  • Family-owned and operated since 1956


Independence Excavating, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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  • Location
    Sterling, Virginia
  • Department
    Heavy Shop
  • Employment Type