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ZIEGLER INC Technician Apprentice in ATLANTIC, Iowa

The Ziegler Apprenticeship Program offers on-the-job training with no prior experience or education required. As a Technician Apprentice, you will build your skillset through hands-on and classroom training over the course of the 14-month program. The goal at the completion of the training period is for all apprentices to earn a career as a diesel repair technician at the Ziegler branch near you. This may be a great opportunity for you if you are interested in being a diesel mechanic and have graduated high school, are exiting the military, or looking for a career change.Ziegler will provide you with tools/toolbox, hands on and classroom training led by mechanically skilled and trained instructors, and a full time position with pay, benefits, and PTO. Starting out as a Technician Apprentice, you will spend 50% of your time at the branch near you and 50% of your time at a Ziegler training facility, likely in Des Moines. During your training time, the cost of hotel, food, and travel will be covered. As you progress throughout the program, the amount of classroom training will likely decrease.Course work includes:*General shop skills*Hydraulic and hydrostatic systems*Diesel engine overhaul and fuel systems*Powertrain systems and undercarriage*Electrical and machine electronic systems*Electronic engines and tier 4 emissions*Welding and flame cutting*Machine brake systems*Applied failure analysis*HVAC*Report writingResponsibilities:Attend and actively participate in all classroom and in person trainingsPerform all assigned work, including minor repairs and preventative maintenance servicesPartner with assigned mentor and senior technicians in completing large and complex repairsMaintain a clean and safe work area, adhere to all safety proceduresFollow standard operating proceduresClean and organize equipment in accordance with Ziegler appearance standardsAssist to prepare new equipment for rent or salePerform other duties as assigned/requiredMaintain paperwork documentation of work performed (work orders) in a complete and timely manner on a daily/job basisDocument labor, addition of segments, assuring that work order can be closed and billed as communicated with the customerPositively interact with manager and team members to satisfy customer needsQualifications:Desire for a career as a diesel mechanicHigh school degree/GED required with minimum GPA of 2.5Commitment to the 14-month programAbility to travel. Training courses are held at various Ziegler locations (housing provided) and your local branchYou must be at least 18 years old when the program beginsStrong work ethic, ability to work well as part of a team, and mechanical aptitude requiredAbility to work cleanly and safelyClean driving recordMinimum Physical Requirements:* Push/pull up to 80 lbs* Lift/carry up to 80 lbs* Lift bulky objects* Neck rotation, trunk rotation, stair climbing, ladder climbing, repetitive bending, kneeling, sustained squat, forward reaching, overhead reaching, supine overhead reaching, crawling, bin lift, high steps, fingering/grasping - able to use bolt box.* Working conditions may be indoor and/or outdoor. Noise level may be loud at times.This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Ziegler Inc. will reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of qualified disabled individuals.Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission dealing with discrimination, or any other protected class status.For