Truck Technician Trainee

Fortuna, CA posted on September 22


Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!



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 Truck Technician Trainee at our Fortuna, CA location.  The person in the position performs service activities primarily in the main service shop for customers. 

  • Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
  • Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure analysis.
  • Perform the following service operations with occasional supervision:Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of Caterpillar engines and related products.
  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines and related systems and components.
  • Write service reports that accurately document activities.
  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a 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 possess a High School diploma or GED and a certificate in diesel mechanics or related field.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Manufacturer training in Navistar, Allison transmission, Cummins engine and CAT engines is highly desirable.
  • Must posses the necessary hand tools to complete assigned tasks.
  • Must have a valid CA driver’s license.
  • Must be able to follow logical troubleshooting procedures.
  • Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 3 or willing to become one.

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.