Heavy Construction Equipment Service Technician
Do you enjoy working on diesel engines or heavy construction equipment? Are you looking for a career change that allows you to go out on the road instead of working in a shop all day? Would you like to have a job that provides a career track for growth while providing job satisfaction knowing you help customers stay in business by keeping their machines running? You can have all of this and more as a Road Service Technician at Five Star Equipment, Northern PA and New York State’s John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer.
Five Star Equipment is searching for experienced diesel engine and/or heavy equipment technicians to maintain and repair John Deere and other brands of equipment in the field and in our state of the art service shops. As experienced service technicians know, the work can be very physical at times and may need to be performed in less than ideal locations/circumstances. Work involves basic preventative maintenance, minor or major repairs. Technicians are independently certified to perform at a level determined by their experience, performance, equipment knowledge, training and progression from Entry Level III to Intermediate Level II to the fully capable Level 1 Service Technician.
Five Star Equipment provides ongoing John Deere factory training; modern service vehicles; a complete uniform program with laundering/repair service; shoe and tool allowances; and a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including paid time off and 401(k) eligibility after 30 days.
Job duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
•Perform preventative maintenance, and minor or major repairs to heavy construction or forestry equipment in the shop or in the field.
•Possess strong diagnostic and mechanical operation skills. Understands and implements concept of root cause analysis.
•Work in conjunction with the Service Advisor or Service Manager to provide the Service office with machine information including: machine make/model, serial number, hour meter reading, parts/equipment/supplies used during the course of the repairs and notification of any additional repairs required but not completed.
•Level I or II technicians may be called upon to coach/train a technician with less experience or at a lower classification (II or III).
•Responsible for participation and successfully completing mandated training on or off site, or online through John Deere University and other training programs.
•Actively participates in and takes ownership of, the Company’s safety protocols, is aware of one’s surroundings and will wear the appropriate PPE at all times. Reports incidents related to near-miss, accidents or injuries immediately to proper company representatives.
•Informs Service Manager or Service Advisor of non-serviceable tools, equipment or vehicles, in addition to other departmental concerns.
•Responsible for maintaining accurate time cards daily.
•Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge
•Must possess 3-5 years’ experience in the heavy equipment field as a service technician or mechanic.
•3-5 years experience troubleshooting and diagnosing heavy equipment issues.
•Can perform basic math and read, write and speak English. Follows instructions.
•Ability to use laptop computer and software applications such as Microsoft Office and Internet functions.
•Ability to work flexible hours as well as work in various demanding environmental conditions.
•Communicate effectively. Can solve problem whether conceptual or concrete in nature with little to no assistance.