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Job: Machinery Service Tech 3, Hawthorne Cat, San Diego, CA

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Job title:
Machinery Service Tech 3
Job location:
San Diego, CA  92127 United States
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Job Description


With very little or no supervision, will perform duties as assigned by management in the repair, maintenance and/or rebuilding of equipment in the service shop of field, in a safe, efficient and capable manner in the least amount of labor hours necessary, and without re-work. This position requires work to be completed within 110% of any Flat Rate times that are established as targets.


  • Perform all requirements outlined in Grade Levels III and IV.
  • Analyze all Caterpillar and allied product equipment systems and components for proper operation in arrangement application based on theory of design.
  • Perform new and used equipment start-up for delivery to end-user.
  • Conduct customer training in proper use of Caterpillar equipment.
  • Perform Caterpillar updates as directed by Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Qualifications


  • Six (6) years experience in the repair of Caterpillar products.
  • Expert working knowledge of hydraulics and power trains.
  • Proficient in the repairs of electrical and electronic systems.
  • High school diploma or equivalent or can provide verification of all formal classroom study or hands on experience related to heavy equipment repairs.   
  • Must be able to successfully obtain security clearance.
  • Must have valid Driver's License with a good record
  • Shop Requirements: Valid Class "C" driver's license.
  • Field Requirements:   Valid Class "B" driver's license, if assigned vehicle is required.
  • Furnish all hand tools required to repair, test and diagnose hydraulic, air, power train, electrical and electronic systems on Caterpillar equipment.
  • NOTE: Some high dollar value tooling is supplied by Hawthorne.

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Applicants may be required to pass a written and/or oral examination before being considered for employment in this position.



  • Walking and moving about on foot often through uneven terrain.
  • Hands/arms operating equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. daily, frequent exertion. Raises or lowers miscellaneous equipment parts and tools.
  • Handling: Seizes helps or works with hands.
  • Reaching: Extends hands and arms in any direction.
  • Standing: Remains in standing position if required for certain repair or maintenance work.
  • Climbing: In and out of equipment.
  • Vision: Read work tickets, parts and service books and operate heavy equipment.
  • Talking: Communications by radio, phone, and in person.
  • Sitting: Sits in equipment and in vehicles.
  • Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at knees or waist.
  • Hearing: Hears well enough to discern mechanical problems for safety in and around shop and construction sites and to receive communication by radio, phone and in person.     
  • Laying: Lies in prone position under vehicles and equipment. 
  • ENVIRONMENTAL:          

  • Physical Strength: Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. daily, frequent exertion.
  • Noise: Works in conditions with constant or intermittent noise.
  • Temperatures/Weather: Works in a warehouse and outside with variations of temperature and weather.
  • Exposure: Foul odors, fumes and harsh substances.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:   Reasonable accommodations for essential functions of the position will be considered.


    Hawthorne Cat® is an Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

    Hawthorne Cat® Participates in E-Verify.


    Keywords: Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Equipment, Repair, Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, CAT, Cat, Cat Dealer, Tractor, Travel, Machine, Machinery, 


    (Job number: 3877599)
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