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Job: Machinery Service Tech 1 (Rentals), Hawthorne Cat, Chula Vista, CA

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Job title:
Machinery Service Tech 1 (Rentals)
Job location:
Chula Vista, CA  91911 United States
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POSITION SUMMARY:  With minimal supervision; will perform duties as assigned by management in the repair, maintenance and/or rebuilding of equipment in the service shop or field, in a safe, efficient and capable manner in the least amount of labor hours necessary, and without rework. 



  • Perform all requirements found in any Caterpillar Lubrication & Maintenance Guide.
  • Perform new and used equipment start-up for delivery to end-user.
  • Perform Caterpillar updates as directed by Caterpillar.
  • Remove, install, recondition and repair engines and make necessary adjustments on the engine as well as to the components in the various systems
  • Perform diagnostic tests on engines.
  • Remove, install, and make repairs and necessary adjustments on the various power train components.
  • Remove, install and make necessary adjustments to Hydraulic Systems.
  • Troubleshoot all Caterpillar and allied product systems.
  • Disassemble, clean and reassemble all Caterpillar and allied products machines.
  • Use all test and diagnostic equipment available to make adjustments to machines and systems.
  • Make warranty recommendations and reports in representation of a CAT product.
  • Measure and identify parts and components for reusability or replacement and ordering new parts as required.
  • Perform minor welding and fabrication.
  • This position requires work to be completed within 110% of any Flat Rate times that are established as targets by HMC.
  • Rework must not exceed 0.5% of labor hours.
  • Performs other duties as directed by foreman or service manager.
  • Qualifications



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prefer to have one of the following:
  • Successful completion of apprenticeship program.
  • Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earthmoving repair.
  • Two years of experience with hands on mechanical repair on diesel engine or earthmoving repair.
  • Must have valid Driver's License with a good record.
  • Shop Requirements: Valid California Class "C" driver's license.
  • Field Requirements: Valid California 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.


  • 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.

    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/Affirmative Action Employer.  M/F/V/D

    Hawthorne Cat® Participates in E-Verify.

    Keywords: Mechanic, Die

    (Job number: 3927975)
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