Howell Tractor and Equipment










Job Title:                         Shop/Field Technician 

Dept./Division:               85500/3502

Jobs Supervised:            Branch Manager        

Salary                              Per Contract

Pay Position:                   Hourly


Job Purpose:


Perform maintenance and repairs of complex crane and heavy equipment with limited or no supervision in a highly skilled, safe, and professional manner.


Essential Functions:

  1. Maintenance and repair of complex mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems on a variety of company owned and customer’s equipment while using a high degree of independent judgment.  
  2. Providing service documentation
  3. Training of lower level technicians
  4. Demonstrating of equipment for customer use.  
  5. Use schematics and diagrams to provide repairs on any type of equipment.


Additional Responsibilities:


  1. Maintain and repair heavy equipment in shop or field.
  2. Maintain and repair other equipment. 


Qualifications Guidelines




Required:       3+ years of experience with troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining heavy equipment. Willingness to travel with overnights. A high school diploma and valid driver’s license.


Desired:         Highly developed mechanical and electrical troubleshooting background, particularly with an emphasis on cranes, extensive knowledge of crane equipment, an advanced understanding of schematics and diagrams on all cranes, own the tools applicable to position, and exhibit strong teamwork, verbal, and written skills. Factory training certifications a plus but not required.  We offer factory training to increase your knowledge.




Acceptance in all areas of accountability, pertaining to all areas of responsibilities. Willingness to travel at will throughout assigned region when called upon.   Willingness to work at various heights. Safety minded/oriented. Requires knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical assemblies and testing experience; requires an eye for detail.  Ability to meet deadlines; to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; ability to accept constructive criticism.


Physical and Environmental Elements:


This is a field service classification and employees work in a shop environment or in the field with exposure to noise and machinery and weather. Accurate hand/eye coordination is required.  Finger dexterity is required, as well as hand strength, with the ability to grasp, lift, push and pull; access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard.  Work involves considerable standing, walking, climbing, crawling, driving, reading, seeing, hearing, speaking, concentrating, communicating, stooping, bending, or sitting for long periods of time. May lift parts weighing up to 50 pounds and have exposure to working at heights. Potential for travel in other locations around the country.    





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