Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Temporary)

Other / Technical
No Clearance


Fort Irwin


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No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.



Peraton is seeking a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for the Deep Space Network (DSN) program in our Fort Irwin, CA location in support of NASA/JPL. THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION and is expected to end on December 22, 2023.


The Deep Space Network is NASA’s international array of giant radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, plus a few that orbit Earth. The DSN also provides radar and radio astronomy observations that improve our understanding of the solar system and the larger universe. The antennas of the Deep Space Network are the indispensable link to explorers venturing beyond the moon. They provide the crucial connection for commanding our spacecraft and receiving their never before seen images and scientific information on Earth, propelling our understanding of the universe, our solar system and ultimately, our place within it.

This position reports to the Facilities Supervisor and functions under general direction. The successful candidate performs a variety of overhaul and repair of industrial heavy-duty equipment.


  • Performing all manner of heavy equipment operation, maintenance and repair including front end loader, backhoe, road grader, dump truck, forklifts, truck tractor/trailer and manlifts, skid-steer, service truck and heavy trailers
  • Performing roadwork such as grading, packing, Asphalt patching and Crack-sealing
  • Performing preventative maintenance on industrial diesel engines, power generation system and facility heavy equipment in accordance with manufactures procedures and recommendations
  • Performing rebuilds/overhauls and repairs on the facility’s industrial diesel engines, Propane generators and facility heavy equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections on all site heavy equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining maintenance records on site and in organized manner for State regulations on diesel engines and equipment.
  • Responsible for researching and ordering needed parts and equipment for repairs and rebuilds on all heavy equipment
  • Responsible for inputting work order status and information into the sites maintenance tracking and management system (MAXIMO)
  • Performs other duties as required




Required Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • 5 + years of related experience which must include diesel engine systems, maintenance, repair and overhaul.
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Excel, MS Word is required.
  • Must possess and retain a valid California Driver’s License as well as a Commercial Class A or B License
  • You are able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC). In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork

Target Salary Range

$51,000 - $82,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range



An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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