Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. Diesel Mechanic in Exeter, Nebraska

Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co.is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill aDiesel Mechanic position in our maintenance shop located inExeter, Nebraska. The ideal candidate will have experience in heavy construction equipment, hydraulic systems and related work. The company is willing to train a self-motivated candidate. Opportunities for advancement are available.


As a member of our team your responsibilities will include:

  • Specializing in the maintenance and repair of heavy construction equipment and diesel systems

  • Using technical skills to diagnose, evaluate and make appropriate repairs to company equipment and vehicles.

  • Performing preventative maintenance on all company vehicles and equipment which includes required inspections as well as annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections; including but not limited to servicing tire changes, electrical, maintenance, etc.

  • Completing all necessary documentation timely and correctly, including but not limited to; repair orders, service truck logs, core and warranty tags, and parts slips.

  • Working effectively in a diverse work environment, using excellent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner, and assuring professional quality of services to all external and internal customers.

  • Complying with all company policies and procedures.

  • Performing job responsibilities in a garage/shop environment and in various outdoor weather conditions as needed.

  • All other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Working safely at all times.


  • Strong knowledge of mechanical principles for diesel engines, hydraulic systems, electrical, power train, chassis, and preventive maintenance inspections and applications.

  • Prefer at least five (5) years experience in the maintenance of heavy construction equipment and hydraulic systems maintenance.

  • Trade school degree in diesel mechanics or closely related field.

  • Possess a valid operator's license with a satisfactory driving background.

  • CDL Class A -- Strongly preferred.

  • Highly attentive to detail.

  • Sound judgment and problem solving skills.

  • Efficiently manage time and workload which includes prioritizing, organizing, and following through on a variety of tasks, assignments, and projects to meet deadlines.

  • Welding experience helpful.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift 75 pounds, ability to stoop, bend, climb and crawl without restrictions and must be able to pass a DOT physical examination.

  • Driven to learn and take on new challenges.

  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions, only as needed.

  • Occasional overnight travel, as necessary.

  • Work weekends only as needed during periods of high demand.

Horizontal Boring & TunnelingCo.was established in 1982. Since that time we have established ourselves as one of the region's foremost authorities and the most-trusted resource in trenchless utility construction.

With more than 30 years in the industry, the employees of Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. have built our reputation by providing a highly professional service to our customers that is always focused on safety, quality, and service.

While meeting the needs of the customer, we maintain a friendly work environment and strive to offer the flexibility needed to create a healthy work-life balance. Our employees are our biggest asset.

We are a specialty trenchless utility contractor using methods such as auger boring, tunneling, directional drilling, pilot tube, micro-tunneling and pipe ramming. Successful employees are team players, reliable, self-starters, and responsible.

Benefits of joining our team!

  • Stability - Since established we have never laid off any employee. In fact, the majority of our employees have been with the company for more than 10 years.

  • Increased earning potential with consistent overtime.

  • Continuing education via hands on and classroom opportunities.

  • Opportunity for advancement.

  • Family owned and operated.

  • 401(k) / profit-share plan.

  • Health, disability, and life insurance.

  • Cafeteria┬ž125 Plan (Flex Plan).

  • Vacation and holiday pay.

  • Uniforms provided.

Thank you for your interest in our opportunity, for immediate consideration please click "apply" above.