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Apprentice Diesel Mechanic Program

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far west Texas, is seeking applications for candidates interested in our Apprentice Diesel Technician program.
Please go to the link below for some initial info about our program: https://www.wagnerequipment.com/parts-service/wagner-training-institute/technician-apprentice-program/
Under guidance of a Mentor or Supervisor, the Apprentice Technician is responsible for the diagnosis, repair, reconditioning, overhaul and maintenance of customer and company heavy equipment and/or components. Depending on location and assignment, this position will be responsible for some or all of the functions and duties listed below.
Possible Locations include: Aurora, CO; Grand Junction, CO; Pueblo, CO; Windsor, CO; Hayden, CO; Burlington, CO; & Yuma, CO
Disclaimer: The apprenticeship program is a yearly program with annual testing and interviews every March, April, and May. We do accept applications year round, but the program officially starts every July.
DUTIES
Administrative:
Prepares accurate and complete service reports and turns them in on time
Prepares inspection and appraisal reports
Correctly charges work to appropriate work order segments
Successfully completes all classes at the Community College in the state the Apprentice is sponsored in
Interpersonal:
Communicates effectively with Apprentice Coordinator, Technician Development Supervisor, Service Writer, Shop Coordinators and Shop Managers to ensure problems, nature of repair, and status of repairs are understood and followed up on
Communicates effectively with College Instructor, Apprentice Coordinator, Technician Development Supervisor to ensure successful completion of the required college coursework
Works in a cooperative manner with other team members to accomplish the goals of the shop, classroom, and company
Technical: Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and components
Prepares, inspects, and operates machines prior to delivery
Removes, disassembles, assembles, and installs components and parts
Determines reusability of parts in accordance with published Caterpillar reusability guidelines
Orders replacement parts ensuring that parts orders are correct and complete at the time of order
Services and maintains equipment sold and/or owned by the company
Tests measures, and adjusts engine and machine systems and components
Diagnoses and troubleshoots machine and engine malfunctions and failures
Analyzes customer repair and maintenance requirements
Keeps up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems
Uses safe working practices and follow all company safety requirements
Maintains a clean and organized work area
Makes recommendations as to repairs meeting warranty criteria
Makes parts replacement decisions assuring optimum economic reusability
QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Required: Can show an interest in working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. An automotive or diesel course in High School, and/or a job as an entry level Technician preferred.
Experience Defined:
Administrative / Clerical Experience - Basic
Customer Service Experience - Basic
Technical or Mechanical - Basic
Required Skills and Competencies
Organizational Skills
Communication Skills
Safety Knowledge
Math Skills
Reading / Writing Skills
Product Knowledge
Reasoning Skills
Computer Skills Basic ability to search for and enter data into a computer. Ability to type service reports
Wagner offers great benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement and more.
Wagner Equipment Co. is an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer.



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