• Truck Technician Trainee

    Job Locations US-CA-San Leandro
    Requisition #
    Diesel Technician - On Highway Trucks
  • Overview

    Peterson Trucks in San Leandro has an immediate opening for a Truck Technician Trainee. Reporting to the Shop Service Supervisor, performs service activities primarily in the main service shop for customers. The responsibilities include the following:

    • Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
    • Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure analysis.
    • 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 engines and related products.
      • Repair, replace or rebuild engines and related systems and components.
      • Write service reports that accurately document activities.
      • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner.




    • 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.
    • Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.



    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Must possess a High School diploma or GED and a certificate in diesel mechanics or related field.
    • Must have basic computer skills.
    • Manufacturer training in Navistar, Allison transmission, Cummins engine and CAT engines is highly desirable.
    • Must posses the necessary hand tools to complete assigned tasks.
    • Must have a valid CA driver’s license.
    • Must be able to follow logical troubleshooting procedures.
    • Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 3 or willing to become one.

    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 tlsolis@petersoncat.com.


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