Scott Bridge Company, Inc.'s roots date back to 1933 when Mr. I. J. Scott (Jud) and two partners formed Scott Construction Company in Thomasville, Georgia, constructing many highways, airports, bridges, and dams in the Southeast. Mr. Scott left this firm in 1957 and formed his own company, The Scott Company, in Opelika, Alabama, his home. The Scott Company incorporated in 1965 as Scott Bridge Company with I. J. Scott and his son, I. J. Scott, Jr. Also in 1965 Mr. Gerard Swarthout came to the company, became company president, and retired in 1987.
Scott Bridge Company has been a member of the Alabama Road Builders since 1947, and became known as a river bridge contractor, completing many projects on the Warrior, Alabama, Coosa, Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Rivers.
Currently Mr. I. J. Scott's grandsons, I. J. Scott, III (Ike), President, William Scott, Vice President and David Scott, Board Member, own and continue to further the principles and traditions of their father and grandfather before them.
This position is accountable for providing maintenance support to shop and field operations at project locations for Scott Bridge Company, Inc. Incumbents are responsible for inspection, repair and maintenance of functional parts of mechanical equipment or machinery used in construction work. Typically, they will work closely with the Superintendent, Foreman, Mechanics, Welders, Laborers, Helpers and other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers.
• Works as assigned by the Equipment Superintendent to ensure that timely maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and machinery.
• Disassembles repairs and assembles diesel and gasoline engines.
• Performs minor and major repairs on brake, electrical, fuel, lubrication, cooling, vacuum and hydraulic systems and drive trains.
• Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic and electrical problems with machinery and equipment.
• Lubricants and services automotive and heavy equipment as needed.
• Orders materials and supplies needed for repair and maintenance of various pieces of equipment and machinery.
• Performs general facility maintenance and clean-up tasks.
• Performs related mechanic duties as assigned.
• Participated in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
• Ability to fill our time and service reports in a concise accurate manner.
• Overnight travel is required to jobsites occasionally for several days at a time.
• Clean driving record is a must. Commercial license a plus.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary mechanic skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must also be able to communicate well and have good knowledge of the:
1. Practices and materials of the heavy equipment mechanic trade.
2. Mechanic craft and can demonstrate proficiency to perform the job.