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Shop Service Technician

Company: Holt CAT
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Holt CAT is the largest Caterpillar dealership of heavy equipment in the United States. We have a full-time, 1st shift Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Shop Service Technician position available at our Laredo, Texas location which is located at 101 South Aviators Laredo, TX 78043. The hours of the position are Monday-Friday 7 am to 4 pm.
This position is responsible for performing inspections, diagnoses, and repairs of heavy equipment and/or related equipment or components, following established procedures and guidelines. The incumbent can work independently or as a team member to provide mechanical services that satisfy customer needs and achieve departmental goals.
Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment malfunctions and failures
  • Disassembles and assembles machine components to manufacturer's specifications through the use of hand tools, pneumatic tools, and any specialized tooling
  • Rebuilds, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and components
  • Demonstrates good customer relations and support; communicates customer needs to shop management
  • Plans and controls cost of repair jobs
  • Completes parts orders and identifies parts for return
  • Mentors and helps train other technicians
  • Maintains all equipment and work areas - keeps in good, clean, and orderly condition
  • Works safely at all times and adheres to all applicable safety policies; complies with all company policies, procedures, and standards
  • Works overtime as required by workload and customers' needs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; e.g., ProTech Technician Training Paths
  • Performs other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
    • Demonstrates proficiency with current computer software, related hardware, and machine electronic systems
    • Quality control analysis skills - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance and communicate findings
    • Operation and control skills - Controlling operations of equipment or systems
    • Equipment selection skills - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
    • Ability to operate a forklift and an overhead crane
    • The ability to quickly and repeatedly operate the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
    • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, and equipment used in mechanical repair
    • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
    • The ability to read, write, and understand information
    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Additional Requirements:
      • Must have all required mechanic hand and pneumatic tools (metric/standard) Education and Experience:
        • At least four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is preferred
        • High school diploma or equivalent preferred Physical Requirements:
          • Must be able to move objects, and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue
          • Frequently moves materials or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
          • Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina
          • Ascends/descends with gradual or continuous progress by oneself, using both hands and feet and climbs up and down ladders and/or equipment
          • Be able to maneuver safely and work underneath equipment
          • Routinely reacts to visual, auditory, and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work Work Environment:
            • 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
            • The 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 How to Apply :
              You must apply to our website to be considered for employment. The website is
              We also provide excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and holiday pay.
              • HOLT CAT (and related entities) is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our practice to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions at HOLT CAT and related entities will be made on merit, qualifications, and abilities.
              • It is the policy and commitment of HOLT CAT and related entities to ensure equal opportunity is provided in all employment opportunities and practices, regardless of race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on our website.
                Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
                The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Holt CAT, Laredo , Shop Service Technician, Professions , Laredo, Texas

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