CAT Equipment Rental Technician II - Railroad Division

Western States Equipment Company

Spokane, WA 99207

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description


JOB SUMMARY: The Railroad Technician II is responsible for preparing rental equipment for railroad industry customers. This technician performs basic repairs, inspection for damage to ensure green tag for rent ready, assists with the setup, troubleshooting, and modifications to railroad rental equipment.


+ Performs work based on the schedule for railroad type rental agreements, which includes future and current rental needs, work order status, green tag, preventative maintenance schedules, and annual machine inspection schedules.

+ Assists with customized operational setups for specialized equipment such as Hy-Rail machines and attachments.

+ Uses troubleshooting methods to repair and diagnose machine failures and perform repairs. Performs repairs in field, shop, or at customer locations which can include overtime. Adheres to all customer requirements while on job site.

+ Completes check in and check out process for railroad rental equipment.

+ Ensures that all railroad equipment is sent out meeting mandatory safety requirements. All equipment must meet FRA safety guidelines before it is shipped.

+ Washes equipment, cleans cabs, and completes railroad specific “green tag” on all rental equipment.

+ Assists with monitoring oil samples and trends to schedule maintenance and repairs.

+ Communicates schedule of repairs with Railroad Coordinator.

+ Analyzes failures and implements safeguards to prevent premature failures.

+ Keeps accurate inventory of all equipment and attachments and stores them in a neat and orderly manner.

+ Promotes and manages all customer care standards.

+ Actively cares and advocates safety at Western States. Ensures employees, vendors, and customers have a safe work environment. Adheres to and manages all applicable safety policies, procedures and standards.

+ May accomplish training and serve as a team member in support of Western States’ strategic programs, projects, and initiatives.

+ Works within and promotes corporate vision, mission, and values of the organization.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.


+ Skilled in reading electrical and hydraulic schematics for CAT and other manufacturers.

+ Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite required.

+ Able to set and manage priorities.

+ Consistent attendance.

+ Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.

+ Must be a self-starter and able to work without supervision.

+ Must have own hand tools.


+ Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).

+ Associates degree from an accredited vocational school preferred.

+ Two years of experience working on heavy equipment in a Caterpillar environment with hydraulic, engine and power-train experience preferred.

+ Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

+ Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record required.


+ Must be able to sit for long periods of time along with walking, standing, climbing stairs, reaching pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.

+ Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.

+ Able to lift up to 50 lbs in accordance with Western States’ Lifting Safe Work Practice to include amount and approach.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this classification.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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