• Rental Equipment Technician Trainee

    Job Locations US-OR-HILLSBORO
    Requisition #
    Diesel Technican - Earthmoving
  • Overview



    Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!



    Peterson The CAT Rental Store has an immediate need for an experienced Rental Equipment Technician Trainee at our Hillsboro, OR location.  


    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.




    The person in the position performs a wide variety of duties including tasks in the equipment yard, repairs and maintenance from small equipment / engines to larger construction equipment, and providing customer service for internal and external customers.


    Perform the following service operations under close supervision:


    • Assist with the Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar equipment and allied products.
    • Assist with minor machine repairs, work tool and attachment maintenance and installation as well as performing scheduled maintenance on machines.
    • 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.
    • Keep work area clean throughout day to ensure and maintain safe work environment.
    • Observe safety policies, procedures, rules, and laws.
    • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship and demonstrates Peterson’s core values.
    • Participate in Peterson’s safety programs, tailgate meetings, and monthly safety meetings.
    • Work overtime as needed and within labor law guidelines.
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
    • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor/ manager.


    High School Diploma or General Education degree (GED); and 1 year of experience in heavy equipment maintenance/service; coursework in diesel technology preferred; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 


    Peterson Machinery Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.


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