Service Technician – (Field)

Dobbs Equipment
Fort Myers, FL

Job Title: Service Technician – (Field)

Reports To: Service Manager

Department: Service

Location: Branch

Job Grade:

Exempt: No


Summary of Primary Functions


Dobbs Equipment is seeking an experienced Field Service Technician. Technicians are responsible for the repair, diagnosis, overhaul, and reconditioning maintenance of customer and company heavy equipment and components. Depending on the location and assignment, the technician will be responsible for some or all 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.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Reads job order and observes and listens to equipment in operation to determine malfunction and plans work procedures.

  • Installs fuel injection nozzles and pumps, changes or recharges batteries, and replaces transmissions, hydraulic systems and component parts.

  • Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on equipment, and makes adjustments.

  • Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications.

  • Fabricates special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings.

  • Removes, replaces, and repairs tires, undercarriages, and earth moving and timber harvesting attachments.

  • Enters a legible description of work performed onto the work orders.

  • Maintains and cares for the shop tools and equipment.

  • Maintains a clean work area and performs miscellaneous housekeeping duties associated with the job.

  • Insures work is performed safely and safe work procedures are followed throughout the department.

  • Reads schematics demoting operating specifications for unit or component and type of evaluation required.

  • Continues to work on revenue producing work as needed.

  • Tests unit for conformance with operating requirements such as specified horsepower and lifting performance.

  • Helps ensure that our new and used whole goods are in good working conditions.

  • Maintains assigned service vehicle in areas of cleanliness, daily maintenance and inspections.

  • Complies with all state laws while operating company vehicle.

  • Always conduct self to present a professional image of the dealership.




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.


Education, Skill, and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; plus, a minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid Driver’s License and maintain a clean driving record.

  • Forklift Certification.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with teammates.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Must be able to self-manage/self-motivate.

  • Flexible schedule (sometimes weekends or overtime).

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write diagnosis and work completed on routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

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

  • Quick learner with the ability to think out of the box.

  • Overnight travel less than 5% (Training).

  • Bilingual a plus.

 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 occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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 stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.


This job description does not include a complete listing of all the duties and functions of the position.  Management reserves the right to assign other duties or projects as necessary.


Dobbs Equipment is a Drug Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace an equal opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We base all employment decisions to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. EEO/AA employer.



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