Gas Engine Field Technician


Louisiana Cat is Louisiana's only authorized Caterpillar dealer and a recognized leader among Caterpillar dealers around the world. We've been providing our customers with the highest quality Caterpillar equipment, service and parts since 1933. Louisiana Cat has approximately 850 employees in 23 locations across Louisiana and the Gulf South. We are always searching for high energy, ambitious candidates who are ready to join our team. You can build your future here!

We are now accepting applications for: Gas Engine Field Technician


Louisiana Cat is seeking a Gas Engine Field Technician to perform on-site scheduled gas engine maintenance. Depending on the location and assignment, the technician will be responsible for some or all of the functions and duties listed below. These repairs may require working hours in addition to the normal work schedule for emergency calls or routine service as required. Flexibility and in-depth product knowledge are necessary for this position.

JOb Duties/Responsibilities
may include, but are not limited to:

  • Removes, disassembles, assembles, and installs components and parts.
  • Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps.
  • Determines reusability of parts in accordance with published Caterpillar reusability guidelines.
  • Orders replacement parts ensuring that parts ordered are correct and complete at time of order.
  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains gas engines and components.
  • Tests, measures, and adjusts gas engine and components.
  • Prepares, inspects and operates gas engines prior to completion.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.
  • Prepares inspection and appraisal reports.
  • Prepares accurate and complete service reports timely.
  • Maintain a professional and proper personal appearance always adhering to company policy.
  • Flexible to work after hours when needed to meet customer needs.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    High school diploma or (GED) equivalent. Ability to diagnose and repair CAT power systems equipment and components in the field. Associates degree in a related field is preferred.


    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


    Must have strong problem solving skills and be detailed oriented with a high level of accuracy. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Able to lift to 50 pounds. Ability to work in the field without supervision. Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast paced service environment. Able to perform generator inspections. Ability to operate a service vehicle. Must be proficient in the use of a computer and related software (Word, Excel, etc.). Valid driver's license and a safe driving record. Able to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays. Ability to operate and maintain a field service vehicle with GVW of less than 26,000 lbs. Maintain a tool inventory sufficient to perform assigned tasks.

    Job Information

    Shift: Varies


    Location: Morgan City, LA


    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 required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 50 pounds from floor to chest. The employee must have the ability to reach and use the arms within a full range of motion in order to retrieve stocked parts. The employee must have the ability to endure prolonged stooping, kneeling, crouching and squatting while performing mechanical operations. The employee must be able to exert push/pull forces with the arms in order to use various wrenches and tools. The employee must be able to endure prolonged forward and overhead arm positions while performing mechanical operations. The employee must be able to use the hands to grasp hand tools and parts. The employee must have the ability to climb onto and operate equipment.


    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.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, with occasional loudness when equipment is running.


    We are proud to offer our full time employees a benefits package that speaks for itself and sets us apart from our competition.

    Benefits options include:

    • Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Policies
    • Wellness Programs
    • Corporate Discounts
    • Generous 401K Plan
    • Paid Holidays & Vacation
    • Credit Union
    • Tuition Reimbursement & Technician Tool Purchase Program
    • Training & Advancement Opportunities

    Pre-Employment drug screens & proof of employment eligibility (E-Verify) are required for any position offered.

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

    Louisiana Cat
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