Shop Technician, Heavy

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Springfield, Illinois, US

Job Category:  Technicians

Working Hours/Days

Monday ? Friday 8:00am ? 4:30pm, OT & weekends as needed


Perform service and repairs on Caterpillar and other types of heavy equipment.

Basic Duties

  • Trouble-shoot and repair engine, hydraulic, electrical and all other systems.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers.
  • Operate equipment in a safe manner to find diagnostic errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions.
  • Establish and maintain a service oriented relationship with customers and supervisors.
  • Complete service reports in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Successful completion of a formal technical training program with a minimum of three years’ experience required.
  • Must have engine, electrical & hydraulic diagnostic, trouble shooting and repair skills.
  • Computer literate. Must be familiar with programs such as Microsoft, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to follow all safety rules and wear proper safety equipment in the shop.
  • Must be a self-starter with good time management
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills required
  • Ability to work overtime and some weekends when needed.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, e-mail, and verbal) are necessary.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75-100lbs and provide your own tools.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. This includes no more than 2 minor violations within the past 3 years and no major violations within the past 5 years (Motor Vehicle Report will be performed on final candidate).

Altorfer Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals- including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position works in a shop/warehouse environment. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 75-100lbs. May be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (IE- Safety glasses or side shields) when needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. May intermittently sit at a desk for a period of time to answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through email. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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