Engine Service Tech 3

Job ID
US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time
Location : Name
Hawthorne - Rancho Bernardo



POSITION SUMMARY:  With very little or no supervision, will perform duties as assigned by management in the troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and/or rebuilding of equipment in the service shop or field, in a safe, efficient and capable manner in the least amount of labor hours necessary, and without rework.  Besides performing mechanical repair as directed, this position also estimates work orders and prepares written quotes for submission to the Lead Person and/or Service Writer.



  1. Coordinate all mechanical, hydraulic, air and electrical repairs associated with Caterpillar products.
  2. Assist service manager in the performance of his duties when required.
  3. Perform minor engineering improvements, modifications and retrofit in order to conform to customer specifications and operational requirements.
  4. Guides/mentors/trains technicians with less expertise in the repairs of Caterpillar engines and systems.
  5. This position requires work to be completed within 95% of any Flat Rate times that are established as targets by HPS.
  6. Rework must not exceed 0.5% of labor hours.
  7. Performs other duties as directed by foreman or service manager.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Prefer to have one of the following
    1. Eight (8) years of experience in the repair of Caterpillar products.
    2. Successful completion of Level Two Technician Program.
  3. Expertise in all phases of Caterpillar service operation.
  4. Full and positive knowledge of the Caterpillar product line.
  5. Expert working knowledge in the repairs of electrical and electronic systems.
  6. Must have valid Driver’s License with a good record.
    1. Shop Requirements: Valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
  7. Furnish all hand tools required to repair, test and diagnose hydraulic, air, power train, electrical and electronic systems on Caterpillar equipment.
    1. NOTE: Some high dollar value tooling is supplied by Hawthorne.


TESTING REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants may be required to pass a written and/or oral examination before being considered for employment in this position.



  1. Walking and moving about on foot often through uneven terrain.
  2. Hands/arms operating equipment, hand and power tools.
  3. Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. daily, frequent exertion. Raises or lowers miscellaneous equipment parts and tools.
  4. Handling: Seizes helps or works with hands.
  5. Reaching: Extends hands and arms in any direction.
  6. Standing: Remains in standing position if required for certain repair or maintenance work.
  7. Climbing: In and out of equipment.
  8. Vision: Read work tickets, parts and service books and operate heavy equipment.
  9. Talking: Communications by radio, phone, and in person.
  10. Sitting: Sits in equipment and in vehicles.
  11. Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at knees or waist.
  12. 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.     
  13. Laying: Lies in prone position under vehicles and equipment.


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




  1. Noise: Works in conditions with constant or intermittent noise.
  2. Temperatures/Weather:  Works in a warehouse and outside with variations of temperature and weather.
  3. Exposure:  Foul odors, fumes and harsh substances.


ACCOMMODATIONS:   Reasonable accommodations for essential functions of the position will be considered.

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

Hawthorne Cat® Participates in E-Verify.


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