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Job Description

The Rental Field Mechanic will perform efficient and thorough mechanical repairs and or maintenance/service of all rental equipment primarily at customer job sites an occasionally in the shop.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced troubleshooting and diagnosing of equipment malfunctions and failures at job sites

  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and components to ensure they meet company standards

  • Prepares inspection and appraisal reports

  • Completely understand the operation, function, specifications, capabilities and controls of any piece of rental equipment

  • Completes all documents associated with repairs in an accurate and timely manner

  • Adhere to managers and lead mechanics directions regarding all repairs and service calls

  • Adheres to all safety rules and maintains quality housekeeping in work area

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No formal responsibility for supervising others


High School Diploma or GED

5 year or more of work related experience in a mechanic or technician related position

Valid Drivers License


Certificate acquired through a vocational or technical school

Valid Class B CDL

7 years or more of work related experience as a heavy equipment mechanic, preferably with a rental company or Caterpillar and/or in a position with a working knowledge of hydraulics, powertrain, electronic/electrical systems etc.

Must have required shop hand tools

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, non-verbal, listening and presentation skills.

Able to articulate specific equipment problems in details to management, peers and/or customers

Strong customer service skills with basic prospecting skills and the ability to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

A strong knowledge of the product and a good knowledge of the product market with a strong respect for the Caterpillar/vendor influence

The ability to uphold professionalism with both internal and external customers, including personal appearance and friendly, courteous treatment of peers, subordinates and customers

Excellent mechanical aptitude

Excellent problem solving, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills with the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and guidelines and basic understanding of warranty administration.

Moderate computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office. Moderate experience using data base systems

A working knowledge of safety rules, laws and regulations concerning engine service, hydraulics, electrical, technical functions of various components and tooling procedures and capabilities

Self-motivated with the ability to work with little or no supervision and achieve required goals and objectives

May be required to obtain a CDL

The ability to work overtime and weekends

Physical Requirements of Position:

Occasional confined sitting (at computer, in car, etc.)

Regular non-confined sitting (able to move about at will.)

Frequent standing or walking

Frequent rapid use of arms, hands or fingers, in handling or manipulating objects, or operating equipment, tools and/or instruments requiring fine eye-hand coordination

Regular repeated bending, crouching, stretching, or crawling

Regular unaided lifting of objects up to 20 pounds; Occasional unaided lifting of objects up to 50 pounds

Occasional climbing on ladders, equipment, and etc.

Frequent use of near vision acuity. Must be able to identify and distinguish colors and able to use peripheral vison.

Work Environment of Position

Position will work in an engine service shop environment:

Frequent exposure to:

Loud noise level (need to shout in order to be heard)

Air particles (Dust, gas, fumes, steam, chemicals, and etc.)

Outside weather conditions

Walking or standing on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds)

Moving mechanical parts machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)

Wearing protective equipment (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)

Working in extreme heat and cold


Working at heights (such as scaffolding, ladders, and/or high places)

The duties and responsibilities described here are not a comprehensive list, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

MacAllister Machinery Co Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

Job ID: 2019-3217

Shift: 1st

External Company Name: MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.macallister.com/

Street: 3413 S. Keller Rd.

Estimated annual salary


  • Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
  • Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
  • Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

MacAllister Machinery


Company - Private


1001 to 5000 employees


$1B to 2B


Indianapolis, IN


Business Services


Chris MacAllister

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