Shop Technician

Job Posted: October 16th, 2021

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, US

Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 85 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.

Job Description

Peterson Cat has an immediate need for an experienced Shop Technician at our Hillsboro, OR location.


The Shop Technician performs service activities primarily in the main service shop for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign the functions to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Job functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies, and rules.

  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship.

  • Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions.

  • Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar equipment and allied products.

  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines, transmissions, fuel systems, final drives, steering clutches, cross-shafts, hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, and all related components, electrical and air systems.

  • Write service reports that accurately document activities.

  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and timecards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner.

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

  • Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure information for accurate failure analysis.

  • Work overtime as needed within labor law guidelines.

  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

  • Operate company or personal vehicle as needed.

  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance.


Associates Degree from a fully accredited college or technical/vocational school in Diesel Technology or other closely related field; and a minimum of three years of directly related experience in heavy equipment service, preferably in a heavy industrial environment; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

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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