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We need the skills and talent of knowledgeable technicians with a drive to continue their education to meet the growing demands of the industries we serve. We have expanded our service offerings in many industries since we started in 1936, having an educated and trained workforce is more important now than ever before.
Read about the different divisions of Peterson and see which of these dynamic and fast-paced environments match the skills you have and the career path you want to follow.
Heavy Equipment And Agricultural Services
Be a part of Peterson’s 80+ year tradition of providing industry-leading heavy equipment service at any one of our 19 full-service shops in California, Oregon, and Washington!
Peterson Cat technicians work on diesel engines in earthmoving products, on-highway trucks, and power generation products. We have opportunities for much more than engine work that still allows you to work with your hands and continue your education. Hydraulic hose, undercarriage, electric switchgear and loadbanks, and custom fabrication are some of the areas you can grow into as a Peterson technician.
Want to help maintain the largest rental power fleet this side of the Mississippi? Peterson Power Systems is known internationally for commercial and marine engine service!
Join our truck team! Peterson is northern California’s authorized International trucks dealer and operates bumper-to-bumper truck service shops in three states! As a tech, you will run trucks on the dyno and use the latest computer software to diagnose problems, and then use your skills to perform repairs in the shop or out at the customer’s site. Through our continuous training programs, you can gain the knowledge you need to be able to repair all parts and systems of on-highway trucks.
Same equipment, same tools, be there to support our rental fleet! The Cat Rental Store is the place for you to jump into this dynamic environment. Performing service and maintenance on backhoes, harvesters, mini excavators, boom lifts, compressors, and electric generators are just some of the things you can work on as a tech for The Cat Rental Store. In California, we are Cresco - The Cat Rental Store, and in Oregon and Washington, we are Peterson - The Cat Rental Store.
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Pass your knowledge on to the next generation of Peterson technicians! Peterson is proud to operate Peterson University, a Caterpillar certified training facility and maintains a staff of full-time trainers.
Curious if working at Peterson is right for you? Please take a moment to read the following reasons that Peterson employees—people with interests and skills like you!—gave for working at Peterson.
Ready to apply? Check out our current job openings or read about our ThinkBIG program for technicians.
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Our 2-year ThinkBIG program teaches you how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies and high-tech tools. ThinkBIG combines classroom work with hands-on learning in the field and in state-of-the-art labs, so students see technologies in real-world applications—solving problems and helping Caterpillar customers get their jobs done. Graduates of ThinkBIG receive an associate's degree in applied science.
No, Peterson also hires from other sources, including community college diesel/heavy equipment programs, such as Lane Community College, Linn Benton Community College, Clark Community College, and Portland Community College. We also hire from commercial trade schools such as UTI and Wyotech.
Furthermore, technicians with related experience such as military service, the automotive industry, or the heavy equipment industry are also candidates.
Interns are assigned to the Peterson store that will give them the best opportunities to develop their skills. If an apprentice is asked to work at a store that is not close to their home, Peterson can help with housing.
After graduation Peterson will attempt to place employees at the store of their choice based on business conditions.
College of Alameda –CA
San Joaquin Delta College-CA
Santa Rosa Junior College- CA
Lane Community College-OR
Portland Community College – OR
Clark College – WA
Lower Columbia College – WA
Universal Technical Institute – CA, AZ
Wyotech – WY