Heavy Equipment Shop Technician

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, US

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far west Texas, is seeking applications for Shop Technicians in Grand Junction, CO.

A career with Wagner Equipment Co. offers growth opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

*OVERTIME CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*

The Shop Technician is responsible for the diagnosis, repair, reconditioning, overhaul and maintenance of customer and company heavy equipment and/or components in a manner that reflects the company’s vision of working as “One Professional Team.” Depending on education experience, the Shop Technician may perform all or some of the Essential Functions listed below with or without direct supervision.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Prepares accurate and complete service reports and turns them in on time
  • Prepares inspection and appraisal reports
  • Correctly charges work to appropriate work order segments
  • Communicates effectively with Service Writer, Shop Coordinators and Shop Managers to ensure problems, nature of repair, and status of repairs are understood and followed up on
  • Works in a cooperative manner with other team members to accomplish the goals of the shop and the Company
  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and component
  • Prepares, inspects, and operates machines prior to delivery
  • Removes, disassembles, assembles, and installs components and parts
  • Determines reusability of parts in accordance with published Caterpillar reusability guidelines
  • Orders replacement parts ensuring that parts orders are correct and complete at the time of order
  • Services and maintains equipment sold and/or owned by the company
  • Tests measures, and adjusts engine and machine systems and components
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots machine and engine malfunctions and failures
  • Analyzes customer repair and maintenance requirements
  • Keeps up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems
  • Uses safe working practices and follows all company safety requirements
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Performs maintenance activities on new and rebuilt/repaired equipment
  • Makes recommendations as to repairs meeting warranty criteria
  • Makes parts replacement decisions assuring optimum economic reusability
  • Organizes and maintains staging areas
  • Steam clean incoming components and stage for technicians to tear down
  • Wash, tag, and stage shipping stands for technicians and retrieve parts when needed
  • Sandblasts, cleans, scrapes, and prepares parts for reusability and/or reconditioning
  • Performs general shop clean-up duties and maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Operates forklifts and cranes
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Competencies:

  • Data Entry
  • Telephone Skills
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Product Knowledge
  • Career-minded, reliable with a desire to learn and develop a career in the heavy equipment industry
  • Basic ability to search for and enter data into a computer
  • Ability to type service reports

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Shop Technicians may provide direction, training, mentoring and guidance to assigned service technicians, as directed

Work Environment:

  • Noise: Loud
  • Indoors and Outdoors

Physical Demands:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Use of Hands
  • Hearing
  • Squatting/Kneeling
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, etc.
  • Heavy work that includes carrying, lifting and/or moving objects up to 100 pounds or more

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduation from an accredited technical school in diesel engine or earthmoving repair OR experience in heavy equipment, engine, or electric power generation system repair
  • Minimum of 1 year administrative/clerical experience preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year customer service experience preferred

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must pass all required pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to background checks, drug/alcohol testing, fit for duty testing, and any other job-related tests/screenings

 

Pay Rate: From $15.50- $45.00 per hour
Pay rate is dependent upon education and experience

Employee Benefits: Wagner Equipment Co. provides the following benefits to all full-time employees

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401K Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  

Wagner Equipment Co. is an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer.

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