Lead Machine Control Technician - Kiewit Equipment Services


Charlotte, NC, US

Requisition ID: 171464 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Equipment Services 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Lead Machine Control Technician role supports on-machine control systems and related equipment, including repairs, installations, measure-ups, calibrations, third party coordination and all related tasks. The Lead Machine Control Technician plays a key role in training of on-site personnel and maintenance teams.   This position requires keen understanding of all advancing technology, full system functionality and related data management software. 

District Overview

Kiewit Equipment Services (KES) helps to ensure the profitability of Kiewit projects through the improved equipment utilization and mechanical reliability by delivering world-class equipment and service. 


This position will be based in Mebane, NC.

One of the many things that makes Kiewit's culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets, and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Effectively communicate with various members of the project teams
  • Have a complete understanding of various machine control systems
  • Utilizing survey equipment and strategies
  • Accurately utilizing Robotic Total Station 
  • Ensuring all Machine control systems are operating within their specified tolerance
  • Traveling as needed for repairs and training
  • Supervise Machine Control Technicians
  • Field support and troubleshooting
  • Complete minor device repairs as needed


  • 4+ years repairing machine control systems
  • 3+ years with Trimble machine control
  • 2+ years training operators with Trimble machine control
  • 1+ years in a supervisor role preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Trimble Certifications in related fields preferred
  • Creative problem solving 
  • Ability to lift 60lbs
  • SAP experience preferred


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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