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Western States CAT Technician Program

Company: Western States Equipment Co
Location: Pasco
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Job Description:

WESTERN STATES CAT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM The Western States CAT Technician Program (WSCTP) is a Caterpillar-specific training program created by Western States Equipment Company (WSECO) that is offered in partnership with the College of Western Idaho (CWI). The 15 month program starts in June with 12 months of college classes and labs at the CWI Micron Technical Education Center in Nampa, ID. During the 12 month education program at CWI, students will complete their general education requirements and will then learn about engine fundamentals, machine hydraulics, fuel systems, electrical systems, transmissions and torque converters, undercarriage, final drives and more. WSCTP finishes up with a 3 month internship at one of our 12 branches located throughout Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming. During the paid 3 month internship at WSECO, students will apply their learning firsthand while working on equipment under the guidance of experienced mentor technicians. Upon successful completion of WSCTP, students will earn either an Advanced Technical Certificate or an Associates of Applied Science Degree from CWI and have the opportunity to join the WSECO family as full-time employees.


* Knowledge and use of Microsoft computer products or other comparable systems required. * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.


* High School diploma or GED. High school seniors getting ready to graduate from high school are also eligible to apply.


Fill out the Western States online employment application completely. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by the Technician Programs Manager. The Technician Programs Manager will discuss the program in more detail and will explain the next steps in the selection process which include the following: * Applying for admission at CWI * Taking the Math & Writing College Placement Tests * Scheduling a program selection interview Successful candidates will be notified that they have been accepted into the Program and after successfully completing the pre-employment screening process and will be scheduled to start WSCTP in June.


* Must be able to stand for long periods of time along with walking, sitting, repetitive climbing of stairs, reaching (including but not limited to above-shoulder reaching), repetitive bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting. * Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. * Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies. * Exposure to extreme temperatures and environment. * Exposure to high noise level. * Exposure to fumes.

Western States is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, protected veterans status or on the basis of disability.


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.

Keywords: Western States Equipment Co, Pasco , Western States CAT Technician Program, Professions , Pasco, Washington

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