Service Technician Trainee (ThinkBIG Technician Apprenticeship Program)

Job ID
2017-1147
US-CA-San Diego
Category
Service
Type
Regular Full-Time
Hawthorne - Rancho Bernardo

Overview

Hawthorne CAT® will begin accepting applications for fall 2017: Feb. 1, 2017.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Think BIG is a Caterpillar Scholarship/Apprentice program designed to give candidates both education and hands on experience.  During the first two years of the program, students spend 8 week periods alternating between school and on the job training. Students are sent to Delta College – Stockton, in technical and academic course work, working toward an AS degree.  The remaining time is spent at our Rancho Bernardo headquarters in paid on-the-job training (OJT).  Once the A.S. degree is completed, graduates may be employed full-time as a dealer technician for an additional two years, which builds toward completion of OJT requirements to earn a journey-level certificate.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

The following requirements must be submitted as part of the application process.

1.  One resume:

  • Describing related school and career activities, leadership roles and work experience.

2.  Three letters of reference: 

  • One from a teacher.
  • One from a current or previous employer, counselor or school administrator.
  • One form a person of your choice.

3.  One Essay:

  • A minimum of 250 words in length.
  • Describing why you want a career in the Diesel/Heavy Equipment industry.

4.  Official transcript(s):

  • From high school, college or university. 
  • GED or CHSP certificates are acceptable.

 

TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Upon acceptance into the Think BIG program, you will be required to take a college placement exam at a local community college.  Results must be provided to Human Resources.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.       Attend Trade School full-time training during school year.

2.       Performs all Caterpillar and allied product P.M. services.

3.       Performs mechanic duties as directed by supervisor.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

1.       High School Graduate or equivalent.

2.       Valid California driver's license (Class C).

3.       PC Skills preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

1.       Walking and moving about on foot often through uneven terrain.

2.       Hands/arms operating equipment, hand and power tools.

3.       Handling: Seizes, helps or works with hands.

4.       Lifting: Raises or lowers miscellaneous equipment parts and tools.    

5.       Reaching: Extends hands and arms in any direction.

6.       Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at knees or 
          waist.

7.       Standing: Remains in standing position if required for certain repair or 
          maintenance work.

8.       Climbing: In and out of equipment.

9.       Vision: Read work tickets, parts and service books and operate heavy 
          equipment.

10.    Talking: Communications by radio, phone and in person.

11.    Hearing: Hears well enough to discern mechanical problems for safety in 
          and around shop and construction sites and to receive communication by 
          radio, phone and in person.

12.    Sitting: Sits in equipment and vehicles.

 

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. Frequent, daily exertion.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

1.       Noise: Works in conditions with constant or intermittent noise.

2.       Temperatures/Weather: Works outside and in shop with variations of 
          temperature and weather.

3.       Exposure: Foul odors, fumes and harsh substances.

 

ACCOMODATIONS:

Reasonable accommodations for essential and non-essential functions of the position will be considered.

 

Hawthorne Cat® is an Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/protected veteran status.

Hawthorne Cat® Participates in E-Verify.

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