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Patten CAT Shop Technician - Truck Shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Working Hours/Days

7:30am to 4pm-Monday-Friday-no scheduled weekends


Provide technical service support to Power Systems customers in a shop environment. This support is in the form of maintaining and troubleshooting diesel engines. Assist in the shop with engine tear downs, cleaning parts, staging parts for bigger engines, installing and testing to ensure the concern is fixed. Ensures quality customer service activities designed to increase customer satisfaction.

Why Work for Altorfer?

At Altorfer, our iron is just the beginning. Our people make our company successful, and we would not be who we are without them. As a third generation, family-owned company created in 1957, we bring our values into how we do business. Everyone from technicians, sales representatives, administrative professionals, or somewhere in between is part of the “A-Team” and is crucial to our success. Here at Altorfer, we have over 35 locations and 1300 employees with long tenure for you to learn from. We have a collaborative, family valued culture, with a great reputation in the industry. A company that offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a remarkable team of people to work with.

Basic Duties

  • Performs troubleshooting and repair of diesel engines in shop.

  • Performs routine maintenance on diesel engines.

  • Performs engine overhauls and other major repairs, as needed.

  • Parts ordering for work orders.

  • Reports work on timecards and service reports.

  • Works with service office to coordinate work.

  • Assists service office with repair quotes.

  • May perform other related duties as requested and/or assigned.


  • Minimum 2-year degree from an accredited Diesel Engine Technology Program or equivalent experience in mechanical service work.

  • PC skills required and experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel preferred.

  • Must always have outstanding positive attitude!

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and excellent customer service skills necessary.

  • Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.

  • CDL not required but it is a plus

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. This includes no more than 2 minor violations within the past 3 years and no major violations within the past 5 years (Motor Vehicle will be performed on final candidate).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Job will generally be performed at Altorfer service facility. This position requires extensive standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, stooping or kneeling, talking and hearing, and using fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls. May lift up to 75 lbs. Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (IE- Safety glasses or side shields, hearing protection, etc.) when needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Req No.2024-4852


LocationUS-IA-Cedar Rapids

TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionNon-Union

DivisionPower Systems

CompanyAltorfer Inc