• Internship - Equipment Technician/Mechanic

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/9/2019 3:59 PM)
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    Alta is seeking students for an internship in the equipment industry for the following regions in the late Spring of 2020:
    • 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 all types of equipment including heavy equipment and 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


    • This internship is open to individuals who are majoring in Applied Science, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, or an equivelant servicing technology degree
    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be able to quickly apply training received
    • Technical background with good computer skills
    • Organized
    • Willingness to learn
    • Desire to succeed
    • Positive, customer focused attitude
    • 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


    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.

    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!
    • 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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