Internship - Industrial or Heavy Equipment Technician

4 days ago
Job ID
2017-1276
# of Openings
0
US-MI-Livonia
Category
Service

Overview

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About the Company:
 
Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers, offering a wide variety of products including gas and electric forklifts, a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 33 years of experience in service efficiency and fleet management to its customer base, providing rapid response and innovative solutions. We are a growing, progressive, multi-location distributor with 21 locations and over 800 employees based in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Illinois. Our core commitment is to provide outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Alta’s Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.
 
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health with 3 PPO plans to choose from
  • Delta Dental
  • EyeMed voluntary vision
  • UNUM company paid life, short and long term disability insurances
  • Voluntary life and long term disability buy up
  • Legal and identity theft insurance
  • Flexible and Health Savings Accounts
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal and vacation time
  • 401(k) with discretionary match

Responsibilities

This universal job posting is for students seeking an internship in the equipment industry for the following regions in the late Spring of 2018:
  • East Michigan area (Detroit, Livonia, Romulus, Sterling Heights, New Hudson, Saginaw, Burton)
  • West Michigan area (Kentwood, Byron Center, Muskegon, Zeeland, Traverse City)
  • South Central Michigan area (Lansing, Battle Creek)
  • Northern Indiana area (South Bend, Elkhart)
  • Chicagoland area (Itasca, Montgomery, Calumet City)
The design of our internship program is to expose the student to a dealership environment where Alta can build upon the knowledge already gained. The intern will be partnered with an experienced technician to learn the equipment and the way we conduct business, then proceed to wrench on their own.

 

The primary responsibilities of the position consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Performing preventative maintenance on customer forklifts and other material handling equipment
  • Assisting with the diagnosis and repair on various forms of customer equipment
  • Completing each repair job in a timely, efficient and professional manner
  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Proper completion and submission of all required paperwork
  • Incorporate Alta's Guiding Principles into daily activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Consistent, regular, and reliable attendance including being ready for work at the designated start time
 

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • This internship is open to individuals who are majoring in Applied Science, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, or an equivelant servicing technology degree
  • Working knowledge of electric and liquid propane units
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Possess own tools
  • Language Skills - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability - Intermediate: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
  • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands; Frequently will talk/hear; Occasionally will sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Vision: No special vision requirements.
  • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 10 pounds; Frequently will lift 11 to 25 pounds; Occasionally will lift from 26 to 100 plus pounds
  • Work Environment: Regularly will work near moving mechanical parts; Frequently will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions; Occasionally will work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), extreme cold and heat (non-weather), risk of electrical shock, vibration
Other Opportunities at Alta:
 Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!
  • Job seekers only
  • Recruiting/staffing firms - please do not contact the company about this posting

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