Great Lakes Mineral Works is a family-owned company that is located in Houghton, Michigan.  It is our vision is to produce and provide the most diverse array of materials and quality aggregate products in the area.  We are the area’s largest and premier source of concrete and quarry materials for all residential and commercial needs.  We strive to provide a safe, positive and fun work environment for all of our employees.  Some of the great benefits we offer are a Competitive Salary, Group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401k Retirement Program with Profit Sharing, and AFLAC Insurance. 


If you would like to be considered for one of our open positions, please email your resume to  You may also complete an application (found on the link to the right) and return to Great Lakes Mineral.

Current Job Openings

Heavy Equipment mechanic

We are seeking a diligent Heavy Equipment Mechanic.  Successful applicants must be self-motivated, possess a strong safety minded attitude and be a good team player.  Regular job duties include the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems on a variety of heavy equipment. You will be responsible for service documentation, ordering parts as necessary, maintaining assigned shop equipment, and assisting field technicians with equipment maintenance.

​Heavy Equipment Mechanic Responsibilities include:

  • Daily maintenance of heavy equipment including excavators, dozers, front end loaders, articulated haul trucks, and water trucks. 

  • Daily maintenance of tractor trucks, Redi-Mix concrete trucks, and other miscellaneous equipment

  • Assist in the daily operations and maintenance of the plant, quarry and various aggregate sources, and associated equipment as directed

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed


Preferred Candidates will possess the following attributes:


  • Previous experience in maintaining and repairing heavy equipment

  • Experience as a Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Mechanic or similar position

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude

  • Knowledge of surface mining and sand production, practices and applications

  • Knowledge of workplace safety practices

  • Strong leadership abilities

  • Good time management and problem-solving skills.

  • A great understanding of work optimization techniques.

  • Good knowledge of the applicable safety regulations and procedures.

  • Valid driver’s license is required

  • Ability to pass pre-employment process, including drug screen.


 Working Conditions:


  • This is a normal, full-time daytime shift job; however the willingness and ability to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends, early mornings, overtime, and some out-of-town work is recommended.

  • Work outdoors with exposure to heat and cold and other outdoor environmental conditions

  • Operate equipment, tools, and controls, performing repetitive movements with hands, wrists and feet

  • Frequent reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and heavy lifting