Rental Field Technician

Job Posted: October 16th, 2021

Location: Clackamas, Oregon, US

It’s your time, make it matter.

At Peterson, we partner with our customers to build the future. For over 85 years, our peoples’ work has shaped the communities where we live, where we raise our families, and where we thrive. Peterson’s legacy permeates every aspect of our communities. From roads and bridges, back-up power at hospitals, fire-fighting, concerts and moving goods; we are everywhere you look. At Peterson, you don’t just have a career, you have a purpose.

Our family-oriented environment is built on safety, winning, growth, and professional achievement. Hiring and developing exceptional people is critical to our continued success. We have high standards for a good reason: our people represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values.

You have high expectations too. You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and want your work to matter.  Peterson offers competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family-owned and operated business. It’s time to use your skills and passion to do work that matters!

Job Description

Peterson Cat has a need for an experienced Rental Field Technician based at our Clackamas, OR location. Generous Signing Bonus available!


The Rental Field Technician is responsible to perform maintenance and repairs to heavy and rental equipment, and provide customer service for internal and external customers.

Essential Job Duties

  • Travel to and from customer sites to perform maintenance and repairs on equipment in the field.

  • Efficiently diagnose and repair equipment failure.

  • Maintain parts inventory in field truck for efficiency of repairs / maintenance to equipment in the field.

  • Conduct damage assessments and complete reports of equipment damage per rental procedures.

  • Perform safety inspections of equipment per manufacturer, ANSI, OSHA, and any other Government Regulation standards.

  • Maintain basic parts inventory on field truck.

  • Perform check-ins/outs

  • Assist others in the performance of their roles to include: washing and cleaning equipment, moving equipment around rental yard, answering customer questions, explaining/demonstrating equipment operation to customers, assist in loading / unloading equipment, etc.

  • Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, safe and efficient manner

  • Follow manufacturer and company installation and service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work.

  • Keep field truck and work area clean throughout day to ensure and maintain safe work environment.

  • Observe safety policies, procedures, rules, and laws.

  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship and demonstrates Peterson’s core values.

  • Participate in Peterson’s safety programs, tailgate meetings, and monthly safety meetings.

  • Work overtime as needed and within labor law guidelines.

  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.  


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience, preferably in heavy and rental equipment industry; coursework in diesel technology preferred; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Possess knowledge of the basics of heavy and rental equipment maintenance and repairs, and familiarity with operation of heavy and rental equipment. Experience driving a service truck highly preferred. Experience working with customer a must have.

Peterson Machinery Co. is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.
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