• Heavy Equipment Shop Technician 3

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 11:16 AM)
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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 shop service diesel technician / mechanic with the classification of Shop Technician 3 for our Detroit, MI branch. This is a union position and will be part of Operating Engineers Local 324.


    A Shop Technician 3 is qualified to successfully, efficiently, and accurately perform the cleaning, maintenance, visual inspection, removal, installation with the help of proper manuals, disassembly, assembly, parts reuse evaluation,  reconditioning, ordering the correct parts, and report writing; as well as the measuring, adjusting, diagnosing, testing, troubleshooting and equipment failure analysis requirements of their assigned service department or specialized area with some supervision on the majority of equipment the Company sells. Also, a Shop Technician 3 may be asked to perform minor welding and fabricating repairs. Should be familiar with basic machine systems and is expected to be knowledgeable of all parts and service software. Should meet or exceed quoted labor of repairs related to this level with some rework and overage.


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

    • Complete inspections
    • Implementation of optional accessories
    • General repairs
    • 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:
    • Two years of previous heavy equipment or over the road (OTR) repair experience is required
    • Excellent 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
    • 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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