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Patten CAT Shop Technician, Lift in Davenport, Iowa

Working Hours/Days

7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday, overtime when necessary

Basic Duties

  • Safely perform service and repairs, in the Altorfer shop, on Fork Lifts and Aerial Lifts for Altorfer and its customers.

  • Troubleshoot and repair electronic diesel engines, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, drivetrain, brake systems and all other systems.

  • Establish and maintain service-oriented relationships with customers when in the field.

  • Order parts on computer system data base.

  • Complete service reports and all other paperwork after repairs are made.

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


  • Completion of formal technical training program or minimum of two years’ experience in mechanical repair and /or lift truck repair experience.

  • Previous experience working on electronic diesel engines, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, drivetrain, brake systems, etc. and possess troubleshooting skills required.

  • Computer literacy required. Must be familiar with programs such as Microsoft Office & Outlook.

  • Ability to follow all safety rules and wear proper safety equipment.

  • Maintain quality service by leaving customer’s equipment appearance in excellent condition and fix all maintenance issues

  • Excellent planning & organizational skills required

  • Must be team oriented and willing to adapt to change.

  • Ability to work overtime and some weekends when needed.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, e-mail, and verbal) are necessary.

  • Must have your own tools and able to lift up to 75lbs.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with 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 Report will be performed on final candidate).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position works the majority of time in the equipment shop. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 75lbs. At times you may be required to move/operate equipment to figure out what maintenance needs to be performed. The noise level in the shop environment is usually moderate to high. This position also spends a portion of time in an office environment. May, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Must be flexible to work Saturdays and overtime 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 .

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 emp loyees 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 that work together.

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Req No.2024-4808



TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionNon-Union

DivisionLift Truck

CompanyAltorfer Inc