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Patten CAT Apprentice Technician (Heavy Equipment) in Hammond, Indiana

Working Hours/Days

Monday through Friday 6:30am to 3:00 pm

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:The role of a Shop Technician is that of a technically knowledgeable person who can work independently and within a team to repair all makes and styles of equipment

Basic Duties

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Clean mechanical parts and components

  • Disassembly and assembly of components.

  • Remove, assist with rebuild, and install components from equipment and engines.

  • Effectively use Caterpillar rebuildable guideline information to make sound judgment decisions in reuse of components

  • Load/unload components, parts and equipment.

  • Transport components, parts, and equipment as directed around the facility.

  • Locate and use service manuals and technical information.

  • Accurately prepare service reports as required.

  • Communicate details of technical problems to supervisors.

  • Keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.

  • Use safe working practices.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This position requires no supervision of staff.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE:

The technician must have one of the following:

  • Two years experience in hands‑on mechanical repair work with diesel or gasoline engines, or earthmoving or industrial equipment.

  • Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earthmoving repair may be substituted for experience.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Uses parts ordering system.

  • Initiates parts salvage requests

  • Uses service publications

  • Uses Service Information System (SIS)

  • Uses Parts Reusability Guides

  • Maintains personal time cards

  • Maintains inspection, quality, and service reports

  • Performs other related tasks and activities as directed.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

“C” Constantly (6-8 hrs/day), “F” Frequently (3-6 hrs/day), “O” Occasionally (up to 3hrs/day), or "NA" if not applicable.

F

Climbing

F

Stooping

F

Kneeling

F

Crouching

F

Crawling

F

Reaching

F

Standing

F

Sitting

F

Walking

F

Grasping

F

Repetitive Motion

F

Keyboarding

O

Pulling

O

Lifting

O

Pushing

O

Up to 25 lbs.

O

Up to 25 lbs.

O

Up to 25 lbs.

O

26-50 lbs.

O

26-50 lbs.

O

26-50 lbs.

O

Over 50 lbs

O

Over 50 lbs.

O

Over 50 lbs.

O

Subject to both inside and outside conditions

Req No.2019-3261

CategoryTechnicians

LocationUS-IN-Hammond

TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionUnion - 701

DivisionHeavy

CompanyAltorfer Industries Inc.

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