• Heavy Equipment Lube Technician

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 12:36 PM)
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    US-MI-New Hudson
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    About the Company:
    Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers, offering a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 34 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 24 locations and over 900 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 PPO plan
    • 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
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid time off
    • 401(k)


    Our construction equipment group is seeking a full-time heavy equipment lube technician with the classification of Lube Technician for our New Hudson, MI branch. This is a union position and will be part of Operating Engineers Local 324.


    A Lube Technician lubricates, oils and maintains equipment in the field and may make minor repairs in the field, which may consist of:

    • Adjusting V-Belts
    • Tightening or replacing loose or missing bolts or fasteners
    • Replacing a Ground Engaging Tool such as bolt-on teeth or tips
    • Adjusting track tension
    • Replacing a lamp, lens, or bulb in the electrical system
    • Replacing a blown fuse or a bad switch
    • Replacing a seat pad or armrest
    • Replacing wiper blades
    • Replacing cab hardware such as knobs, door latches, and steps
    • Repairing or replacing safety equipment such as a backup alarm, seat belt, or mirrors
    • Repair, fabricate and replace hoses
    • Retrieves codes, downloads and performs minor calibrations

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

    • Upkeep of the service truck
    • Responsible for the inventory of onboard parts
    • 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

    We encourage our Technicians to participate in our in-house training program, allowing them to acquire additional skills in diagnosis and troubleshooting and further advance their career as a technician. Also, company uniforms are provided!


    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    • One year of previous heavy equipment or over the road (OTR) repair experience is required
    • Good mechanical aptitude with a solid understanding of the following systems: engine, power train, hydraulics and electrical
    • Possess own tools
    • A positive attitude and high energy
    • Must have a clean driving record with a CDL A license endorsement
    • Computer programs - Microsoft Outlook, Volvo VCADS
    • 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, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Occasionally will sit.
    • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 25 pounds; Frequently will lift 26 to 50 pounds; Occasionally will lift from 51 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), 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


    We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.


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