Trainee Commercial Engine Technician/Welder

Requisition #
Commercial Power Generation


Peterson Power Systems in San Leandro has an immediate opening for a Technician/Welder Trainee. Reporting to the Shop Service Supervisor, performs service primarily in the main service shop for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment.


  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies and rules.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure information for accurate failure analysis.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Must have an associate’s degree in a related field and one year of experience heavy equipment service or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Lift truck operator certificate or the ability to obtain one.
  • Must maintain a safe driving record.
  • Maintain a tool inventory sufficient to perform assigned tasks.
  • Must have a class A Commercial Driver’s License.

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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