Construction Equipment Mechanic

Construction Equipment Mechanic Des Moines, IA


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Star Equipment, Ltd.

Job Title:

Construction Equipment Mechanic

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Des Moines, IA



Company Description:

Star Equipment, Ltd.

Serving Iowa for over 55 years with full service, rental and parts departments in each location, and a sales staff ready to help you with your needs. Four locations to serve you better - Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo.

Today we’ve grown to a staff of over 85 men and women working in four Iowa locations, and we’re now in our second generation of family ownership: Bruce, Brad, and Brett Bowman have taken the reins and are continuing the Star tradition of top-quality service and product expertise. There are plenty of reasons why we should be your first choice for construction equipment, here are just a few of the big ones:

We invest heavily in our employees, with ongoing training at seminars, conferences, and other programs.

When we recommend a product, we’re confident it will perform the task at hand to your expectations and beyond.

We offer equipment intended to minimize your downtime and maximize your profits.

We’re dedicated to researching new products and offering the ones that benefit your company.

We have mechanics at all four locations and a certified laser technician on staff.

We have a fleet of vehicles, dedicated to delivering equipment and materials to your jobsite on time.

We offer assistance with GPS products.

Our staff is easily accessible at all times.

We’re involved in numerous construction-industry organizations.

Job Description:

Looking for a career or a change to a positive work environment? We have great daytime hours! Are you mechanically inclined? Do you have some experience with construction equipment, automotive repair or are you familiar with various machinery?  Come join the team at Star Equipment, where we have great benefits and pay!  We have paid on the job training!

We are seeking full time Service Technician/Mechanics, for our Des Moines location - 1401 2nd Ave. 

Star Equipment is a construction equipment dealership that sells and services over 50 brands including Husqvarna, Takeuchi, Manitou, Gehl, and Multiquip.  Equipment repairs vary from small Honda generators to a major repairs on a skid loader or excavator.  We have four locations in Iowa, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Waterloo, and we are family owned and operated, since 1968.  

What will you do at Star Equipment?

• Complete repairs and services; correctly, efficiently and in a timely manner. 

• Insure all safety procedures are followed and that fellow employees do the same.

• Troubleshoot problems on all equipment using test equipment, tools, service manuals and service bulletins. 

• Utilize all departmental reference materials, service and parts manuals needed to complete the job. 

• Continually study and upgrade proficiency in construction equipment trouble shooting and repair. 

• Keep paperwork up to date at all times, personal and company. (CDL, Physical, Log Books, Time cards)

• Think your job through and do it the best and most efficient way possible. 

• Learn and operate construction equipment for diagnostics and repair. 

Star Equipment is a drug-free workplace; pre-employment physical and drug screen required (paid by Star Equipment). EOE

Please give Kenneth Burkhalter a call at 515-283-2215, or stop into our Des Moines Service office at 1428 Ohio Ave, and fill out an application.  You may also reply to this ad posting.


Benefits include 6 paid holidays, health, life, vision, dental and long term disability insurance, vacation and sick pay, and uniforms.

Required Experience:

Diesel, Ag or Construction Equipment experience preferred 


What are we looking for?

• Construction equipment mechanic experience preferred.

• Mechanical knowledge and understanding required. 

• Complete assigned tasks timely and effectively.

• Ability to read and use reference materials, both on paper and on computer. 

• Ability to work daytime hours 7am to 5pm.

• Ability to work as part of a team and individually. 

• Own enough hand tools to facilitate completion of job tasks.