Equipment Engineer - 2019 - 2020
The Walsh Group
Chicago, IL

About $59,000 - $87,000 a year


Walsh is currently seeking Equipment Engineers Nationwide.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

Challenging, complex projects
Creative and innovative problem solving environment
Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
Opportunities for growth, training, and development
Flexibility to build what you want, where you want
Support estimating teams through the collaborative and optimal selection of equipment, vehicle & marine assets for the defined project scope, while providing alternative equipment solutions, means, and methods.
Create and maintain a master listing of equipment Ownership and Operating costs and leverage this economic foundation throughout the support of estimating teams.
Additional costs related to equipment transportation, mobilization, and demobilization should also be understood and considered when evaluating an optimum fleet solution.
Through a close partnership with estimating teams, develop Rent vs. Own analysis and, where applicable, Buy-Salvage economics in support of a bid-day equipment strategy. Recommendations should provide an equipment solution that is the safest, most productive and most economical for the company.
Partner with estimating teams to efficiently integrate HCSS-based equipment needs into a resource-loaded equipment schedule within the Walsh Equipment Management Tool (EMT).
Supports the research of equipment brands, specifications, prices, service levels and operating costs.
Remain current with industry developments in areas such as Tier 4 emissions, grade controls, telematics, hybrid-technologies, etc.
Partner with Asset Management team to remain current on relevant machine pricing, residual values, rental rates and/or operating costs that are necessary to support estimating teams.
Manage hourly mechanic’s timesheets for accuracy and proper coding.
Manage Repair Authorizations and estimate scope of work per mechanic’s inspections.
Responsible for conducting weekly shop safety inspections to ensure the safety of shop mechanics, conduct weekly tool box talks, REAP’s, conduct and maintain daily THA’s.
Manage process of quality repairs by maintaining the Outbound Inspection Program.
Manage shop tool inventories. Purchase or repair of shop tools – replace broken mechanics tools.
Inventory and maintain appropriate quantities of consumable shop supplies and parts.
Assist managing the repair of components sent from shop to outside vendors.
Collaborate in weekly Resource Allocation Planning for future repair scheduling.
Special projects as assigned by equipment management staff.
3-5 years of work experience in equipment purchasing, repairs or asset/fleet management
Bachelor's degree or technical
Experience with construction software is preferred
Demonstrated history of managing and prioritizing multiple projects
Strong leadership skills
Excellent oral and written communication
Strong follow up
Ability to establish relationships
Critical thinking and decision making skills

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran