Heavy Duty Repair Technician

Requisition #
Diesel Technican - Earthmoving


Peterson CAT has an immediate opening for a Heavy Duty Repair Technician – Shop working in San Leandro. Performs service activities primarily in the main service shop. The responsibilities include the following:


  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies and rules.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship.
  • Work overtime as needed within labor law guidelines.
  • Perform the following service operations with occasional supervision:
  • Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar equipment and allied products.
  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines, transmissions, fuel systems, final drives, steering clutches, cross-shafts, hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, and all related components, electrical and air systems.
  • Write service reports that accurately document activities.



The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in a related field and four years of heavy equipment service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Caterpillar equipment experience is highly desirable.
  • Must have lift truck operator certificate or ability to obtain one.
  • Candidate must have their own tools.
  • Must have a valid CA drivers license and must provide a current DMV printout.
  • Must be a member of Local 3 or willing to become one.
  • Physical requirements include ability to maneuver 50 pounds, standing, walking, and bending.


Peterson is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.  For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at kjsullivan@petersoncat.com.


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