Field Service Technician-Resident Marine

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, US

Puckett Machinery Company is the Caterpillar® heavy equipment, rental services, and power systems dealer for central and southern Mississippi. As the industry leader in our territory with 15 locations, helping our customers succeed is our number one priority.

We are seeking Resident Marine Field Service Technicians to perform troubleshooting/diagnostics, repair, and preventive maintenance of Caterpillar marine propulsion and generator engines on cargo vessels stationed at a dedicated marine customer site in a safe, timely, efficient, and courteous manner. This assignment involves maintaining residency at the customer facility during a rotational shift that will range from 14 to 21 consecutive days at a time.  This position will require working hours in addition to the normal work schedule and for emergency calls.

 We Offer:

  • Starting pay $25-$32+/hour (OT after 40 in a week), depending on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits plan including: Medical, Dental, and Vision; 401(k); Life and Disability;
  • Specialized technical training
  • Onsite room and board provided
  • Meal per diem + travel stipend and mileage allowance included 

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Disassemble, adjust, install components and parts, and perform preventive maintenance on Caterpillar marine propulsion and generator engines and related electrical systems in accordance with all prescribed quality and safety standards.
  • Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps.
  • Clean, repair, recondition, and maintain equipment and components.
  • Test, measure, and adjust engine and machine systems and components.
  • Research and determine re-usability of parts in accordance with published manufacturer guidelines.
  • Coordinate the ordering of replacement parts with supervisor.
  • Prepare and submit detailed, complete and legible service reports of all inspection and repairs performed using prescribed forms and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Keep supervisor regularly apprised of status of assigned repair jobs and assist in addressing customer questions and concerns.
  • Maintain work area, tools, and equipment to promote a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintain a professional and proper personal appearance at all times.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
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