Apprentice Mechanic

Position: Apprentice Mechanic

Performs as mechanic's helper under direct supervision of experienced/qualified mechanic in the areas of maintenance, repairs, and/or rebuilding of Caterpillar and other assigned equipment until qualified to work independently.

Essential functions:
  1. Lifts parts and equipment components that weigh a maximum of 70 pounds when assisting mechanics or working alone to make repairs to equipment.
  2. Performs various mechanical functions, under supervision, to make repairs or rebuild components using appropriate tooling.
  3. Operates construction machinery to move same in and out of shop service bays and test for performance.
  4. Operates material handling equipment as required.
  5. Reads and comprehends technical data/service manuals and writes legibly.
  6. Learn to use all test equipment and procedures to correctly and safely make repairs.
  7. Keep work area clean and orderly while following all work safety rules and procedures.
  8. Project a positive company image by interacting with fellow employees, customers, and management in a cooperative, supportive and courteous manner; display an attitude of professionalism; comply with company dress code.
  9. Ensure accuracy of work orders by charging parts and labor to proper work order segment.
  10. Required to work overtime when needed.
  11. Accumulates contaminated dirt and filters in drums. Complete stock transfer and transport full drums by forklift to Hazardous Waste Storage area.
  12. Works with hazardous waste and receives Hazardous Waste Training every year.
  13. Perform other duties as directed.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Complete the "Tech Pro" program in order to advance to a Shop Technician.

Personal protective equipment and environment:
Safety glasses and steel toe shoes.