• Engine Service Tech 2

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

    With very little or no supervision, will perform duties as assigned by management in the repair, maintenance and/or rebuilding of equipment in the service shop of field, in a safe, efficient and capable manner in the least amount of labor hours necessary, and without rework.


    1. Perform Caterpillar updates as directed by Caterpillar.
    2. Analyze all Caterpillar and allied product equipment systems and components for proper operation in arrangement application based on theory of design. 
    3. Organize a job in a logical and economic sequence.
    4. Conduct customer training in proper use of Caterpillar equipment.
    5. Guides/mentors/trains technicians with less expertise in the repairs of Caterpillar engines and systems.
    6. This position requires work to be completed within 100% of any Flat Rate times that are established as targets by HPS.
    7. Rework must not exceed 0.5% of labor hours.
    8. Performs other duties as directed by foreman or service manager.



    1. High school diploma or equivalent
    2. California Electrical Certification
    3. Prefer to have one of the following
      1. Five (5) years experience in the repair of Caterpillar products.
      2. Successful completion of Level One Technician program
    4. Proficient in the repairs of electrical and electronic systems.
    5. Must have valid Driver’s License with a good record.
      1. Shop Requirements:  Valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
      2. Field Requirements:   Valid California Class “B” driver’s license, if assigned vehicle is required.
    6. Furnish all hand tools required to repair, test and diagnose hydraulic (truck), air (truck), power train (truck), 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.
    Keywords: Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Equipment, Repair, Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, CAT, Cat, Cat Dealer, Tractor, Travel, Machine, Machinery, 


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