Scheduled Service Technician

Fortuna, CA posted on November 4


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About Us:

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.


Peterson has an immediate need for an experienced Scheduled Service Technician at our Fortuna, CA location. The person in the position performs routine scheduled service activities primarily in the main service shop for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment.

  • Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
  • Perform routine scheduled maintenance and inspections pertaining to on-highway equipment in the shop or field.
  • Following manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document vehicle condition.
  • Perform the following service operations with occasional supervision:Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Repair and/or replace components on engines and related vehicle systems.
  • Write computerized service reports (using ADP dealership software) that accurately document activities.
  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies, and rules.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship.
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor 
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Certificate in diesel mechanics/related field, auto mechanics, welding is highly desirable.
  • Must possess the necessary hand tools to complete assigned tasks.
  • Must be able to follow logical troubleshooting procedures.
  • Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 3 or willing to become one.
  • Must have a valid CA driver’s license and/or the ability to obtain one. Must be able to obtain a class A or B commercial license within 6 months of hire date.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Experience with OEM Technical software is highly desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug free workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.  A drug screen and background check is required.