Shop Technician

Job Posted: October 27th, 2021

Location: Longview, Washington, 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 an immediate need for a Shop Technician at our Longview, WA 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.

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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