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Shop/Field Service Technician
at Louisiana Cat
- Lafayette, LA, USA
- Full Time
Louisiana Cat is Louisiana's only authorized Caterpillar dealer and a recognized leader among Caterpillar dealers around the world. We've been providing our customers with the highest quality Caterpillar equipment, service and parts since 1933. Louisiana Cat has 23 locations across Louisiana and the Gulf South. We are always searching for high energy, ambitious candidates who are ready to join our team. You can build your future here!
We are now accepting applications for Service Technician.
DESCRIPTION: The Service Technician is responsible for servicing and repairing Caterpillar heavy equipment in our shop.
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to:
- Must be capable of removal and installation of components by following the appropriate service manual.
- Understand and utilize various exchange items offered by Caterpillar and evaluate price of exchange vs. cost of repair.
- Safely and properly operate and inspect machines, vehicles, and/or engines to diagnose defects.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair all component of equipment including but not limited to engines, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, power generation, and electrical codes.
- Formally document the work done on the equipment via computer utilizing Caterpillar specific service report software.
- Complete work assignments and assigned training within allotted time and secure and maintain appropriate licensing.
- Maintain good work habits and positively promote Caterpillar and Louisiana Cat and will comply with all safety and company regulations.
- Perform other duties as requested by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Technical training of equipment required. Associate's degree or equivalent from a two-year College or technical school preferred. Qualified applicants will have experience in trouble-shooting and repairing diesel-powered heavy equipment. Prior experience with Caterpillar equipment is preferred. The candidate must have basic computer skills. Be able to navigate a computer to open programs and type information into Caterpillar specific software. Must comply with all safety and company regulations. Maintains good work habits and presents a favorable business image towards customers served by the company.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, TOOLS
Employee must have the ability to acquire basic tools within the first 90 days of employment.
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 50 per week
Location: Lafayette, LA
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to occasionally lift 75 pounds from floor to chest; reach and use the arms with a full range of motion; endure prolonged standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and squatting while performing mechanical operations; exert push and pull forces with the arms in order to use various wrenches and tools; endure prolonged forward and overhead arm positions while performing mechanical operations; use hands to grasp hand tools and parts and climb onto and operate equipment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Employee regularly works indoors around moving mechanical parts. May be exposed to weather extremes when working outside in conditions that include inclement weather, heat, cold, and humidity. Noise level may be loud at times. Exposure to small quantities of chemicals, dust, steam, high-pressure water, and high speed rotating equipment. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment. Required to perform work in cramped spaces and/or high places.
We are proud to offer our full time employees a benefits package that speaks for itself and sets us apart from our competition. Benefits options include:
- Health, Dental, and Vision, Life & Disability Insurance Policies
- Wellness Programs
- Corporate Discounts
- Generous 401K Plan
- Paid Holidays & Vacation
- Credit Union
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Training & Advancement Opportunities
Pre-Employment drug screens & proof of employment eligibility (E-Verify) are required for any position offered.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V