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Patten CAT Machine Inspector in Mokena, Illinois

Working Hours/Days

7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, (OT as required including some Saturdays)


Perform inspections on all makes, models and brands of heavy construction equipment.

Basic Duties

  • Perform inspections on all makes, models and brands of heavy construction equipment. Equipment will be a wide variety of Caterpillar and competitor equipment.

  • Will inspect machines that customers are looking to trade-in and inspect machines that Altorfer is looking to outright purchase. Also inspect machines that Altorfer owns to determine repairs needed and market machine for sale with good information and pictures.

  • Inspect all aspects of the machine from top to bottom, document what was found during the inspection.

  • 70% of the day will be spent traveling throughout Altorfer territory inspecting. 30% entering inspection information on the computer.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Heavy equipment mechanical background and experience needed.

  • Previous heavy equipment technician experience a very valuable atribute but not required.

  • Basic heavy equipment operating skills required.

  • Ability to use basic computer programs, upload machine inspection and pictures onto computer, ability to learn and use computer equipment inspection applications.

  • Must be a self-starter with good time management, planning, and organizational skills with a commitment to detail .

  • Ability to measure undercarriage using ultrasonic and manual techniques as needed (training provided).

  • Ability to plug into Caterpillar machines with laptop to download product status reports, basic diagonistics, etc (training provided)

  • Must have a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, e-mail, verbal)

  • Ability to articulate machine condition on inspection reports.

  • Must be able to set and adjust schedule according to work load each day.

  • Able to lift 40lbs. Small amount of tools will be required.

  • MSHA certification will be needed.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and able to stay overnight/out of town when needed.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Must be able to drive and travel throughout Altorfer territory daily to inspect machines. Vehicle provided.

  • 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 Report will be performed on final candidate).

    Altorfer Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals- including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position will work in an office environment and travel to customer job sites. May, on a continuous basis, walk, bend and lift up to 40lbs. May be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (i.e. safety glasses with side shields and steel toe footwear) when needed. Noise level in the office environment is usually moderate to low. May intermittently sit at a desk for a period of time to answer telephone calls and write or use a keyboard to communicate through email. Must be flexible to work varying hours and schedules as needed. 70% of travel is required. 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.

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Req No. 2022-4124

Category Sales


Additional LocationsUS-IL-Addison | US-IL-Naperville | US-IL-East Dundee | US-IL-Rockford

Type Regular Full-Time

Union or Non-Union Non-Union

Division Heavy

Company Altorfer Industries Inc.