Carter Machinery


Carter Machinery
Category Equipment Technician Type Full-time
Location Sterling, Virginia View Website View website
Pay Rate Based on qualifications.
Category Equipment Technician
Type Full-time
Location Sterling, 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 Plant/Equipment Maintenance technician in Sterling, Virginia.  The Plant/Equipment Maintenance technician is responsible for providing the highest level of service and maintenance to assigned facilities. This includes responding to customer concerns as rapidly as possible, investigating specific conditions and applying adjustments and repairs as needed.  Seeking candidates with a minimum four years’ experience in a maintenance trade, with strong knowledge of electrical, air-conditioning, plumbing and structural repairs.  Requires professional electrician’s license and HVAC trade certification.  High School diploma or GED required.  Trade school graduate preferred.

Requirements for the Plant/Equipment Maintenance technician position include:

  • High mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot and perform mechanical repairs of HVAC equipment, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Able to install and repair electrical service for equipment and offices.
  • Assist in office organizing, i.e., hanging pictures, bulletin boards, and carpentry.
  • Perform landscape maintenance, i.e., pruning, weeding, general grounds keeping, snow removal and irrigation repairs.
  • Organize and prioritize work orders.
  • Oversee the performance of outside vendors working on Carter Machinery property.
  • Must possess an excellent driving record, with valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work overtime as required by job and customer demand.

Physical requirements must be met for the Plant/Equipment Maintenance technician job, including the ability to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 70 pounds, including bulky objects.  This position requires repeated reaching, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and climbing beside, onto and under a variety of equipment.  Must be able to work outside in inclement weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, dampness and humidity.  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including paid vacation, health, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a 401(k) retirement plan with company match ranging from $0.75 to $1.25 for every dollar contributed, up to 6% of your total compensation and based on years of service.  We also have in-house training programs to help advance your skills and opportunities within the company.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, or any other characteristic protected by law – are encouraged to apply.

Carter Machinery is a drug-free workplace.

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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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