ThinkBig Apprentice

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 CAT is seeking applicants for its ThinkBig Apprentice Technician Program. This is a 22-month program providing a great opportunity for personal growth and the opportunity for a rewarding career in Diesel Technology. During the two year program the student will devote approximately half of the time to their technical and academic education. The remaining time is for their on-the-job internship experience. This program offers learning opportunities in the areas of engine fundamentals, machine hydraulics, fuel systems, electrical systems, transmissions and torque converters, undercarriage, final drive, and more. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will earn his or her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology from San Joaquin Delta College.


The program is designed to help the student to develop the skills a technician needs to progress within the ranks of a Caterpillar dealership. Learning objectives include learning to diagnose problems, disassemble, and examine components for defects and excessive wear, and recondition or replace parts on CAT machines. Learn to adjust components and systems to insure proper operation and prevent failures. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment and personal computers will be used for testing, troubleshooting, record-keeping, and communications within the college program and the CAT Dealership.


Possess high school diploma or the equivalent
Ability to participate in all learning activities at their scheduled time
Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA throughout program
Excellent attendance and punctuality at school as well as ability to maintain company attendance standards
Student is responsible for program costs
Wear work uniforms, safety glasses and shoes, and other personal protective equipment as required
Physical requirements include ability to lift 50 pounds, standing, walking, and bending.
Peterson hires our Military Heroes! This program qualifies under the G.I. Bill.

Peterson Tractor 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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