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Service Technician-MER in Meridian, MS at Puckett Machinery Company Inc

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking experienced Diesel Service Technicians at our heavy equipment branch in Meridian.  

  • We Offer:
  • Starting pay $17.00+/hour, depending on experience.
  • Mon-Fri schedule with occasional after hours/weekend work.
  • Scheduled Overtime
  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan 
  • Specialized technical training.

The Service Technician is responsible for the set-up, repair, service, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, and installation of replacement parts on Caterpillar diesel powered heavy equipment. This is an entry level skilled trade position working independently and/or with guidance from service mentors in a service shop setting. The position reports to the Shop Supervisor.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Disassemble, assemble, and install components and parts, including but not limited to powertrain, hydraulic, electrical AC/DC, and diesel engines in accordance with all prescribed quality and safety standards.
  • Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps.
  • Clean, repair, recondition, and maintain equipment and components.
  • Test, measure, and adjust engine and machine systems and components.
  • Research and determine reusability of parts in accordance with published manufacturer guidelines.
  • Coordinate the ordering of replacement parts with supervisor.
  • Prepare and submit detailed, complete and legible service reports of all inspection and repairs performed using prescribed forms and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Keep supervisor regularly apprised of status of assigned repair jobs and assist in addressing customer questions and concerns.
  • Prepare, inspect and test operate machines prior to delivery.
  • Maintain work area, tools, and equipment to promote a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintain a professional and proper personal appearance at all times.
  • Keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Diesel engine, construction equipment and/or truck engine training and certifications through accredited technical schools or relevant military experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years previous hands-on work experience as a diesel technician repairing Caterpillar or competitor heavy equipment or applicable diagnostic and troubleshooting experience as a technician in an automotive or truck engine repair shop.
  • Ability to read and comprehend moderately difficult computer-based schematics, specifications, service and parts literature, technical bulletins, safety manuals, and other related publications.
  • Basic mechanical systems knowledge of diesel engines/engine failures, electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Proficient in the use of mechanical test equipment.
  • Ability to safely use material handling equipment and tooling and wear company required PPE (protective eyewear, gloves, harnesses, footwear) during a shift assignment that could last between 8 and 10 hours.
  • Good problem solving skills, detail oriented, and ability to work with a high level of accuracy.
  • Good computer skills using related information system applications (ex: SIS, DBS).
  • Ability to perform duties with a sense of urgency, exceeding customer expectations.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced service environment.
  • Ability to work standard five-day work schedule, including daily overtime, and occasional weekend hours as necessary.

Other Requirements:

  • Possess a complete set of basic mechanic hand tools including drives, sockets, and wrenches.

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