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Shop Technician

at Peterson Cat

Posted: 6/24/2020
Job Reference #: 2505

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Diesel Technican - Earthmoving


Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!

Peterson remains open and available to support our customers! It is our talented teams that truly make the difference in our ability to provide great customer support. While we remain active in our recruiting process, it is unlikely we will have new hires join the team until after 6/1/2020. We are always eager to talk to qualified individuals that want to join the Peterson team and encourage you to apply if you are interested in starting the conversation.

Peterson Machinery has a need for an experienced Shop Technician at Hillsboro, OR location.

About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice. We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination. Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.

We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement. Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees. We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision. We have high standards for our employees, with good reason. They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.

Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you. You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job. We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees. If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team. You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.


The person in the position performs service activities primarily in the main service shop for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment.

  • Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions
  • Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar equipment and allied products
  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines, transmissions, fuel systems, final drives, steering clutches, cross-shafts, hydraulic components including pumps, motors, valves, and all related components, electrical and air systems
  • Write service reports that accurately document activities
  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner


Associate's degree in Diesel Technology or a related field, and four (4) years heavy equipment service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ideal candidate will have proficieny working on CAT equipment.

Peterson Machinery Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.