Undercarriage Rebuilder/Track Press Operator Apprentice

Empire Cat - Mesa, AZ (30+ days ago)3.5


This is an entry level position that provides an opportunity to develop necessary skills, by providing exposure to the repair and rebuild of undercarriage component parts and assemblies. In this role, you will primarily operate a forklift and you will also be exposed to other machines and equipment used in the operation. Good organizational skills are a must, and you will need to be able to communicate orally and in writing. This includes but is not limited to: instructions and explanations to associates, customers and management regarding equipment conditions, problems and recommendations. In this role you may work in adverse weather and/or shop and field situations presented by client needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate automatic welding machines, track press, track re-grousering equipment, and other shop equipment.
  • Disassemble components, inspect parts, and check for wear and defects.
  • Determine reparability, reusability and extent of repairs required.
  • Reassemble all types of undercarriages, assemblies, and components.
  • Complete required time cards and service reports.
  • Maintain company equipment – keep in good clean orderly condition.
  • Work safely at all times. Adhere to all applicable safety policies. Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.

  • Additional Responsibilities:

  • Own and maintain required personal tools.
  • Learn and use Empire, Caterpillar and allied product procedures and systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain current MSHA card if work area requires.
  • Provide on-the-job training to technicians and helpers as assigned.
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Travel to remote locations as needed.
  • Make warranty recommendations.
  • Communicate with proper individuals to clarify instructions or discuss scope or progress of job.
  • Work within and promote corporate values.

  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated technical skill competence.
  • Knowledge and skills to operate and understand diagnostic equipment including computerized instrumentation.
  • Appropriate manner, conduct, and grooming adhere to company policy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain consistent attendance.
  • Knowledge of CAT machine components and systems.

  • Education and Experience:

  • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 6 months related experience.
  • Completion of TRAIN test evaluation.
  • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

  • Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop and kneel.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • May be required to operate a forklift with appropriate certification(s).
  • This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position". A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that EMPIRE in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others.

  • Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Disclaimer:

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.