Truck Technician Trainee

Job Locations US-CA-SANTA ROSA
Requisition #
Diesel Technician - On Highway Trucks


Peterson Trucks Inc. in Santa Rosa has an immediate opening for a Truck Technician Trainee working the Night Shift. 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.



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