Rental Equipment Technician

Requisition #
Diesel Technican - Earthmoving


Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!


About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.


Peterson has an immediate need for an experienced Rental Technician at our Hillsboro, OR location.  The person in the position performs service activities at job sites and customer locations for rental fleet equipment. This position is currently located at our facility in Portland but will be moving to Hillsboro within the year.  



Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions.
Perform minor repair and replace on hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, and all related components, electrical and air systems on all allied equipment.
Maintain lube records for all work performed.
Perform lubrication services including checking and filling fluid levels to O.E.M. specifications.
Inspect equipment for external signs of potential component failure.
Inspect safety devises and report inoperable conditions.
Perform DOT and ANSI inspections as required.
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 service readiness of rental equipment service truck.
Optimize productivity by efficient travel planning and communication.
Promote positive company image by professional conduct and truck appearance.
Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and three (3) to five (5) years heavy equipment service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A candidate for the opening must maintain an acceptable safe driving record and maintain a tool inventory sufficient to perform assigned tasks.  A Lift truck and aerial work platform operator certificate is preferred.  A candidate must hold a current Commercial Driver’s License Class B or be able to obtain one within a reasonable time period upon hire.  


We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug free workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.  A drug screen and background check is required.


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