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Patten CAT Commercial Engine Technician - Field, Power Systems in Davenport, Iowa

Working Hours/Days

7:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, some Saturdays as needed.

Basic Duties

  • Provide exceptional service to customers by performing maintenance, diagnosis, and repairs to Electric Power Generation and Industrial equipment.

  • This includes paralleling switchgear and electrical controls.

  • Inspect and recommend service repair options.

  • Communicate between customer and field dispatch.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to read electrical schematics, knowledge of proper electrical troubleshooting, and engine experience required.

  • Must be a self-starter with good time management, planning, organization, and commitment to detail.

  • Knowledge of Electric Power Generation equipment, engines, accessories, switchgear, and controls preferred but not required.

  • Computer literacy including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Military encouraged to apply

  • Excellent communication skills (written, e-mail, and verbal).

  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.

  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours.

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must have a minimum of a D2 Chauffer’s license or a CDL and clean driving record. This includes no more than 2 minor violations within the past 3 years and no major violations within the past 5 years (Motor Vehicle will be performed on final candidate).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position works in a field/shop environment primarily at Customer jobsites. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 75 lbs. Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (IE- Safety glasses or side shields, hearing protection, etc.) for a given situation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Occasional travel may be required. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran .

Why Work for Altorfer?

At Altorfer, our iron is just the beginning. Our people make our company successful, and we would not be who we are without them. As a third generation, family-owned company created in 1957, we bring our values into how we do business. Everyone from technicians, sales representatives, administrative professionals, or somewhere in between is part of the “A-Team” and is critical to our success. Here at Altorfer, we have over 35 locations and 1300 emp loyees with long tenure for you to learn from . We have a collaborative, family valued culture, with a great reputation in the industry . A company that offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a remarkable team of people to work with.

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Req No.2024-4877



TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionNon-Union

DivisionPower Systems

CompanyAltorfer Inc