Patten CAT Apprentice Technician - GreatLakes in Oglesby, Illinois


POSITION SUMMARY:The role of apprentice technician is that of a technically knowledgeable person in a training role to become a journeyman technician.

Basic Duties

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Clean mechanical parts and components

  • Assist in the disassembly and assembly of components.

  • Remove, assist with rebuild, and install components from equipment and engines.

  • Load/unload components, parts and equipment.

  • Transport components, parts, and equipment as directed around the facility.

  • Locate and use service manuals and technical information.

  • Accurately prepare service reports as required.

  • Communicate details of technical problems to supervisors.

  • Keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.

  • Use safe working practices.



The technician must have one of the following:

  • Successful completion of apprenticeship program.

  • Two years experience in hands‑on mechanical repair work with diesel or gasoline engines, or earthmoving or industrial equipment.

  • Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earthmoving repair may be substituted for experience.


  • Uses parts ordering system.

  • Initiates parts salvage requests

  • Uses service publications

  • Uses Service Information System (SIS)

  • Uses Parts Reusability Guides

  • Maintains personal time cards

  • Maintains inspection, quality, and service reports

  • Performs other related tasks and activities as directed.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets

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Req No.2018-1387



TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionUnion - 701 Oglesby

CompanyAltorfer Industries Inc.