Heavy equipment dealers and earth-moving contractors are top employers. Jobs are also available with mining and logging companies. Most mechanics work in indoor shops, but experienced field service technicians travel to job sites to perform repairs.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for heavy equipment mechanics is expected to grow 3.5 percent in Minnesota by the year 2028. There will be a need for about 3,448 new Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.