Carter Machinery


Carter Machinery
Category Equipment Technician Type Full-time
Location Norton, Virginia View Website View website
Pay Rate Based on qualifications
Category Equipment Technician
Type Full-time
Location Norton, Virginia
View Website View website


Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. is hiring a Field Apprentice Technician in Norton, Virginia. The Apprentice Field Technician is provided training and development to accurately troubleshoot and diagnose diesel equipment problems, perform repairs, recondition and service heavy equipment and components. At the end of the 15 month program, the Apprentice is expected to understand electrical, hydraulic, mobile HVAC, engine and power train fundamentals and be fully accredited under the Department of Labor Apprenticeship.

Requirements for the Field Apprentice Technician include:

  • Self-starter able to work with limited supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Proficient in the use of a computer, Microsoft Office products and service software required in position; able to complete service reports and provide pertinent details for work orders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to write service reports that accurately document diagnosis and repairs performed.  Must prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Able to read and understand operating manuals.
  • Must be able to occasionally operate heavy equipment.
  • Must be self-directed, organized, able to interact with coworkers, and work as an integral part of a team.
  • Must be able to work all shifts and overtime as needed to meet customer needs.
  • Promote a positive customer experience.
  • Uphold the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Excellence and Teamwork by embracing The Carter Way.

Physical requirements for the Field Apprentice Technician must be met, induding the ability to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • 401(k), $0.75 to $1.25 match up to 6%.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • In-house training instructors/programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Discounts: cellular phone service, computers, tooling, cars and trucks.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Carter Machinery is a drug-free workplace.

Qualified candidates may submit a confidential application at

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Equipment Technician

If you’re a gearhead who loves to work with your hands, a career as a technician might be for you. The heavy equipment world wouldn’t function without dedicated mechanics repairing and maintaining machines. As a technician, you can either work on machines in a dedicated shop or visit projects via service truck to make repairs on site. It’s a sweet gig.

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