The underground works mechanic is in charge of the maintenance and repair of the mechanical and hydraulic parts of site machines.
The mechanic is in charge of the maintenance and repair of the mechanical and hydraulic parts of site machines such as cranes, hydraulic excavators, lorries, concrete mixing plants and multi-purpose vehicles.
The equipment and techniques used on the sites are constantly developing, making the job both interesting anf difficult. The hydraulics mechanic works on various kinds of machine and needs to have the necessary hydraulics, penumatics, electricity and onboard electronics skills to be able to adjust quickly to any type of site. For this reason the job requires a high degree of autonomy enabling the mechanic to adapt to machines which use different technologies.
The mechanic is calm, organized, imaginative and skilful, loves mechanics and tries to overcome the difficulties encountered.
The salary depends on the mechanic's qualifications and professional experience in the job
The hours are usually regular (37 hours a week), but may vary according to project requirements
The mechanic usually works on a building or renovation site. These worksites are often remote, involving medium and/or long-term travel