Construction Careers: Mechanic

Do you like fixing things? Turn your hobby into your career. Come be a mechanic and make sure Michigan’s projects move forward.

Worker fixing a large piece of machinery

Do you enjoy working on old cars? Turn your hobby into your career and take it a step further when you repair, inspect, and maintain heavy machinery on the job. You will learn about cranes, bulldozers, loaders, backhoes, graders and more. Without proper working equipment the job will be at a standstill. 


A high school diploma and possibly a commercial driver's license will prepare you for a career as a mechanic.


A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for most employer training programs. Useful high school courses include science, math, electronics and shop. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is beneficial. One to three years of classroom and on-the-job training and you can be ready for this exciting career.



Mechanics make between $30,000 and $75,000 annually.


$30,000 - $75,000