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2021 Diesel Technician Intern


SodaSprings, ID, US Gillette, WY, US Dillon, MT, US

Requisition ID: 115704 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Equipment 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

As a Diesel Technician Intern, you will support Regional Construction & Mining operations. This position is responsible for the diagnostics, repair, utilization and reliability of a construction and mining equipment fleet.  The position will deal with day to day as well as long term issues related to an equipment fleet.  The position’s main focus will be to improve equipment reliability as well as implement, monitor, audit, and manage preventative maintenance programs.  

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. 

For this role, the Diesel Technician Intern will be supporting Kiewit's Mining Group. Kiewit Mining Group specializes in mine management, production, maintenance, and contract mining ventures, and remains a technological leader in mine design and production. 


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. 

Possible work locations of work include: Dillion, Montana; Gillette, Wyoming; and Soda Springs, Idaho.


  • Diagnose and perform vehicle maintenance and repairs according to product guidelines you will diagnose and repair to specifications: brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning, and computer systems 
  • Check and verify parts before installation
  • Explaining technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals who may include employees and customers on an as-required basis
  • Understand and comply with all federal, state, and company health, safety, and environmental requirements
  • Create and maintain tool/filter lists and documentation 
  • Inspections of equipment and parts
  • Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management
  • Support in ordering parts, manage inventory, and manage quality and safety
  • Specialty projects as needed 


  • Obtaining an undergraduate AS/ BS degree in Diesel/Automotive Technology, Heavy Equipment Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • 1+ year of experience with equipment is preferred 
  • Strong work ethic – Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on multiple projects at once while prioritizing tasks
  • Willingness to travel and relocate as required
  • Willingness to work in both office and field environments
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site or equipment yard in wide-ranging climates and environment

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

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