Carolina CAT – Heavy Equipment Shop Technician

Job Posted: October 26th, 2021

Location: Asheville, North Carolina, US

Summary

The Technician is responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of customer equipment in a shop or field environment while maintaining an acceptable level of productivity and customer satisfaction.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Promptly, at start of shift, review work schedule, check equipment and supplies required to perform the work scheduled, and prepare for operations
  • Determine the technical or physical status using the on-board computer, service documents and reviewing product improvement and support programs.
  • Verify findings, review readings of gauges and procedures and compare to manufactures specs.
  • Prepare a plan to correct the problem consulting with co-workers or lead man when necessary.
  • Order or obtain from stock or send parts to special service shop to make the appropriate tooling or alterations.
  • Install, replace, re-build or repair the parts and/or equipment in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Test the part or equipment and perform quality check after work is complete.
  • Paint components and pressure wash parts and equipment when necessary.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • At end of shift, secure all equipment and machinery, and complete all required paperwork.
  • Works to ensure departmental compliance with all safety and contamination control guidelines.
  • Maintains productivity at pre-determined levels.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have earned a High School Diploma, or a GED
  • Employment with company for minimum 1 year or 1 year in heavy equipment, engine, or electric power generation system mechanic repair, or Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earth-moving repair may be substituted for experience
  • Be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions written in the locally applicable language(s).
  • Demonstrate good oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Scores 80 – 100 % on Carolina Cat Assessment Test (or Caterpillar Assessment Test in 5 Fundamental Skills): Shop Tools and Safety, Hydraulics, Electricity, Engine & Power Train

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Workplace Requirements 

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

 

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