• Utility Worker

    Job Locations US-OR-THE DALLES
    Requisition #
  • Overview

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    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 Utility Worker at The Dalles, OR location.  The person in the position is responsible for performing daily preventative maintenance, cleaning, adjustments and safety inspections on a variety of construction, industrial and earth moving machinery.


    • Clean machines and components as needed to prepare equipment for repair work, rental, and/or painting.
    • Conduct daily preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment as directed.
    • Operate heavy equipment to and from steam cleaning area.
    • Steam cleaning and pressure washing of equipment.
    • Participate in Peterson safety training activities as directed.
    • Keep work areas clean and organized throughout day to ensure safe work environment.
    • Monitor levels of cleaning chemicals and supplies.
    • Organize and clean yard, wash rack and shop to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Complete service reports, condition reports, time cards, and other related paperwork.
    • Provide required tools for job, as designated by company tool list.
    • Wear Personal Protective Equipment appropriate to task being performed.
    • Deliver and pick up parts, small equipment, and run errands as needed.
    • Assist customers with loading/unloading and safe operation of equipment prior to each rental.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



    • Ability to safely operate lift trucks, aerial work platforms, and heavy equipment.  
    • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English, use repair manuals as needed, and write legibly.  Must possess good verbal communication skills.  
    • Able to multi-task and follow directions of supervisor.
    • Ability to operate a variety of rental equipment Ability to work evening and weekend overtime is required as necessary.



    • High school education, or the equivalent.   
    • Equipment operation training helpful. 
    • Previous lift truck certification preferred.
    • Ability to attend ongoing training required to keep skills current. 



    • One-to-two years previous experience as Yard Person, Utility Worker or related maintenance position, or equivalent educational or vocational experience.
    • Experience conducting routine maintenance on rental and heavy equipment.
    • Experience in the safe operation of heavy and other miscellaneous equipment.
    • Previous experience operating a steam cleaning machine helpful.

    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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