Apprentice Mechanic

Altorfer CAT






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POSITION SUMMARY: The role of a Shop Technician is that of a technically knowledgeable person who can work independently and within a team to repair all makes and styles of equipment 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Clean mechanical parts and components
  • Disassembly and assembly of components.
  • Remove, assist with rebuild, and install components from equipment and engines.
  • Effectively use Caterpillar rebuildable guideline information to make sound judgment decisions in reuse of components
  • Load/unload components, parts and equipment.
  • Transport components, parts, and equipment as directed around the facility.
  • Locate and use service manuals and technical information.
  • Accurately prepare service reports as required.
  • Communicate details of technical problems to supervisors.
  • Keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.
  • Use safe working practices.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires no supervision of staff. 


The technician must have one of the following:

  • Two years experience in hands‑on mechanical repair work with diesel or gasoline engines, or earthmoving or industrial equipment.
  • Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earthmoving repair may be substituted for experience.


  • Uses parts ordering system.
  • Initiates parts salvage requests
  • Uses service publications
  • Uses Service Information System (SIS)
  • Uses Parts Reusability Guides
  • Maintains personal time cards
  • Maintains inspection, quality, and service reports
  • Performs other related tasks and activities as directed.

An Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans.

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