• Heavy Equipment Field Technician 2

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/14/2019 4:08 PM)
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    Come work for the largest equipment dealer in the Midwest! Are you a Technician/Mechanic with diesel, agricultural, or heavy equipment repair experience? If so, then we want you on our team!


    Technicians are at the backbone of our organization; therefore, we provide them with the tools and resources to be successful:

    • Company truck (parked at home each day)
    • Company fuel card
    • Company paid cell phone
    • Manufacturer technical training programs
    • Tool insurance
    • Paid time off
    • 10 paid holidays
    • Outstanding benefits package (BCBS PPO, Delta Dental and EyeMed Vision, plus much more!)
    • 401(k)
    • Competitive wages
    • Company uniforms provided
    • Work schedule: M-F, first shift


    Our construction equipment group is seeking a full-time  field service diesel technician / mechanic with the classification of Field Technician 2 for the Dundee/ Temperance area. This is a union position and will be part of Operating Engineers Local 324.


    A Field Technician 2 must be familiar with and able to diagnose and repair any systems problem that occurs for the majority (greater than 50%) of equipment the Company sells. A Field Technician 2 is qualified to successfully, efficiently, and accurately perform the cleaning, maintenance, visual inspection, removal, installation with the help of proper manuals, report writing and the disassembly, assembly, parts reuse evaluation, reconditioning, ordering the correct parts, measuring, adjusting, diagnosing, testing, troubleshooting and equipment failure analysis of their assigned Service department or specialized area, with minimal technical assistance. Also, a Field Technician 2 may be asked to perform minor welding, fabricating, and machining repairs. A Field Technician 2 must become Volvo Level 3 certified. A Field Technician 2 will be required to maintain a Chauffeurs or CDL B endorsement on their driver license and a clean driving record in accordance with the Company’s insurance carrier’s requirements. Must be able to meet or exceed quoted labor for repairs related to this level, with minimal rework.


    A Power Generation Technician will diagnose and repair all forms of power generation units in the field and the shop. Additionally, will focus on the setup, diagnosis, and repair of de-watering pumps and Jet Heat products. In the event that there are no power generation units to repair, then the technician must have the ability to diagnose and repair compact, aerial and heavy equipment.


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

    • Completing each repair job in a timely, efficient and professional manner
    • Providing exceptional customer service
    • Work and manage workloads independently
    • Proper completion and submission of all required paperwork
    • Attend shop meetings
    • Complete inspections
    • Removal and installation of parts
    • Implementation of optional accessories
    • Maintenance
    • Basic diagnosis and troubleshooting
    • Testing
    • General repairs
    • Keep the work area clean
    • Field Technicians are responsible for company vehicle and on-board parts inventory
    • 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!


    • Minimum of 2 years of previous power generation repair experience is required
    • Four years of previous heavy equipment or over the road (OTR) repair experience is required
    • Previous field experience is highly preferable
    • Excellent mechanical aptitude with a solid understanding of the following systems: engine, power train, hydraulics and electrical
    • Strong working knowledge of power train and generation systems
    • Possess own tools
    • A positive attitude and high energy
    • Must have a clean driving record
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Good time management skills
    • 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.

    About Alta:

    Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.


    If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.


    At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place” by the Detroit Free Press, our 900 employees in Michigan, Illinois and Northern Indiana are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.


    So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.



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    What We Look For:

    At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning

    Other Opportunities at Alta

    Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!

    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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