Heavy Equipment Shop Diesel Technician / Mechanic (Latham, NY)

Alta Equipment Company is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Shop Diesel Technician / Mechanic (Latham, NY)

Come work for one of the largest equipment dealerships in North America! Are you a Technician/Mechanic with diesel, agricultural, or heavy equipment repair experience? If so, then we want you on our team!

Technicians are at the backbone of our organization; therefore, we provide them with the tools and resources to be successful:

  • Manufacturer technical training programs
  • Tool insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Retirement benefits administered Local 158
  • Competitive wages
  • Company uniforms provided
  • Work schedule: M-F, first shift

Responsibilities

Our Construction Equipment Group is seeking a full-time heavy equipment shop service diesel technician / mechanic.  This is a union position and will be part of Local 158.

A Class 2 Mechanic is one who is skilled generally in maintenance, repair and rebuilding of several types of equipment or, who are specialists in the maintenance, repair and rebuilding and troubleshooting of one or more types of equipment and major sub-assemblies, but who do not have the high degree of skill or experience of a Class "1" Mechanic and who need from time to time the supervision and guidance of others for the successful performance of their duties. A Class 2 mechanic must have a full set of tools.

Additional responsibilities of the position consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Complete inspections
  • Implementation of optional accessories
  • General repairs
  • Incorporate Alta's Guiding Principles into daily activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Consistent, regular, and reliable attendance including being ready for work at the designated start time

We encourage our Technicians to participate in our in-house training program, allowing them to acquire additional skills in diagnosis and troubleshooting and further advance their career as a technician. Also, company uniforms are provided!

Qualifications

  • Previous mechanic repair experience (heavy equipment, diesel) including experience in the Military, Guard or Reserve with an MOS or NEC code of 63B, 63H, 63S, 63W, 63Y, 91B, 91H, 91L, 91M or CM
  • Previous field experience is highly preferable
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work after hours as needed
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude with a solid understanding of the following systems: engine, power train, hydraulics and electrical
  • Possess own tools
  • A positive attitude and high energy
  • Computer programs - Microsoft Outlook, Volvo VCADS
  • Language Skills - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability - Intermediate: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands; Frequently will talk/hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Occasionally will sit.
  • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 25 pounds; Frequently will lift 26 to 50 pounds; Occasionally will lift from 51 to 100 plus pounds.
  • Work Environment: Regularly will work near moving mechanical parts; Frequently will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions; Occasionally will work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), risk of electrical shock, vibration.

About Alta:

Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.

If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.

At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place USA”, our 2100+ employees across the country are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.

So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.

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