• Service Technician Trainee (ThinkBIG Technician Apprenticeship Program)

    Job ID
    2017-1147
    Location
    US-CA-San Diego
    Category
    Service
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Name
    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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