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ThinkBIG Technician Trainee at Caterpillar - PetersonHolding

ThinkBIG Technician Trainee

Caterpillar - PetersonHolding Santa Rosa, CA Full-Time
It’s your time, make it matter. At Peterson, we partner with our customers to build the future. For over 85 years, our peoples’ work has shaped the communities where we live, where we raise our families, and where we thrive. Peterson’s legacy permeates every aspect of our communities. From roads and bridges, back-up power at hospitals, fire-fighting, concerts and moving goods; we are everywhere you look. At Peterson, you don’t just have a career, you have a purpose. Our family-oriented environment is built on safety, winning, growth, and professional achievement. Hiring and developing exceptional people is critical to our continued success. We have high standards for a good reason: our people represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values. You have high expectations too. You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and want your work to matter. Peterson offers competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family-owned and operated business. It’s time to use your skills and passion to do work that matters! Job Description Peterson Cat is now accepting applications for our Heavy Equipment and EPG Technician training program called ThinkBIG. The ThinkBIG program is two years in length and a new class of students starts every Fall. The ThinkBIG program teaches students how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies and high-tech tools. ThinkBIG combines classroom work with hands-on learning in the field and in state-of-the-art labs, so students see technologies in real-world applications—solving problems and helping Caterpillar customers get their jobs done. The program devotes approximately half of the time to technical/academic education at a partner college where students are required to go to school full-time forty weeks in total, broken up in five sessions that are eight weeks in length. The remaining time in the program is spent receiving hands-on training at a home store. Specific duties include the following: Apply learning principles from school rotation in the workplace. Rotate through different shops to gain experience in several service environments. Assist with pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar equipment and allied products. Assist with repair, replace or rebuild engines, transmissions, fuel systems, final drives, steering clutches, cross-shafts, hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, and all related components, electrical and air systems. Learn to write service reports that accurately document activities. Learn to prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and timecards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner. Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure information for accurate failure analysis. Maintain punctual, regular, and predictable attendance. A candidate for the opening needs a High School diploma or GED and a mechanical aptitude. A candidate needs to be able to go to school full-time for five eight-week sessions during the program. Peterson Tractor Co. 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.

Recommended Skills

  • Failure Analysis
  • Hardworking And Dedicated
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Hydraulics
  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical Aptitude
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