Diesel Technician (Sun Prairie, WI)

Palmer Johnson (PJ) Power Systems has a great opportunity for an Equipment Diesel Technician. The Diesel Technician is responsible for working on tear down, inspection, and troubleshooting of off-highway equipment. This position will work Monday through Friday daytime shift (NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS!) and is located in Sun Prairie, WI.  Join our award-winning workplace which was voted one of the Top Work Places in 2021 by the Wisconsin State Journal.

Who are we?
Palmer Johnson Power Systems is a dynamic industry leader who is committed to providing superior customer service. We’re a national remanufacturer and authorized distributor of heavy-duty off-highway transmissions, axles, and components, representing such vendors as Twin Disc, ZF, Funk, Clark, AxleTech, Wichita, Eaton, Murphy, Carraro, and more. We provide service on JLG, Genie, Gehl, Skytrak, Lull, MEC, Snorkel, and more. We have been in business for over 40 years and our people are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing employees with an atmosphere that fosters and encourages job satisfaction, creativity, and development.


The Diesel Technician is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with service and re-manufacturing customers and vendors. This is accomplished by identifying and providing solutions to equipment malfunctions and failures through the inspection, diagnosis, repair, reconditioning, and preparation of equipment (unit) in a satisfactory and timely fashion, both in-house and in the field.


How do you know if you are the right fit for this job…if you can answer the following questions “yes!” then we want you to apply!

  • Do you have experience working on off-highway equipment such as Telehandlers, Booms, Cranes, Scissors lifts, Trenchers, Excavators, Backhoes, Rollers, Rail Trucks, and more?
  • Do you have a technical degree or experience in diesel or automotive (preferred, but not required)?
  • Are you skilled in troubleshooting, failure analysis, and basic hydraulic principles?
  • Are you able to work as part of a team to safely and efficiently complete a job?
  • Do you have the ability to communicate well with customers and team members?
  • Do you have attention to detail and enjoy maintaining a safe and clean environment?
  • Do you have the ability to read and understand assembly manuals, drawings, and schematics?
  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Do you have a strong willingness to learn in order to strengthen your skills?
  • Are you in good physical condition with the ability to lift 50 lbs and stand for 8 consecutive hours?

Pay: $25-35 per hour, depending on experience

PJ is open Monday through Friday during 1st shift hours- NO EVENINGS OR WEEKENDS! Regular attendance is required to fulfill these job duties. We pride ourselves on a fun, flexible, and un-corporate culture and care about our people’s personal well-being, health, and safety. If this sounds like everything you are looking for in your next career, now is the time to apply!

How to Apply:
If this sounds like everything you are looking for in your next career, now is the time to apply! We care about our people’s personal well-being, health, and safety. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes 401(k), health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, wellness, and paid time off including eight paid holidays.

If you like what you see here, please apply by clicking the button at the bottom of the screen. A real human will review your information and get back to you if we think you’re a great fit. This position requires a background check, drug screening, and human performance evaluation.

Palmer Johnson Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to hiring a diverse workforce representing the many personalities and cultures in our world. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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