Diesel Technician Trainee- Milton CAT

Relevant CTE Program:

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Job Description:

Why Milton CAT?
The exclusive dealer of Caterpillar equipment in the Northeast, Milton CAT is one of the largest Caterpillar dealerships in the world and the “big kid’s sandbox” for the most recognizable earth moving and power systems equipment on the planet.  Milton CAT is looking to invest in and develop the right candidate to expand our service team.

We are looking for highly driven, mechanically inclined individuals interested in developing a career as a Heavy Equipment Diesel Technician or Electric Power Generation Technician. The Milton CAT Diesel Technician Training Program will start in July of 2024, and we are hiring now for a limited number of trainee spots.

The Diesel Technician Training Program consists of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 400 hours of classroom/online video training over 15-months. You will rotate through a variety of shops within our facility and work elbow-to-elbow with some of the best technicians in the industry. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Your supervisor may request and assign similar duties.

Company Name:

Milton CAT

Application Deadline:

Limited space is available. We encourage those who are interested to promptly apply. You must apply online.


Resumes that are mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to Milton CAT or any employee will not be considered. A background check and drug test are required as part of our pre-employment process.

Milton CAT is 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, 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.


Skills Needed:

• Strong sense of safety, customer service, problem solving and communication skills
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Solid mechanical aptitude with a desire to learn and adapt
• Proficient in the use of technology (laptop computer and related software systems)
• Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record

Age Requirement:

18 or older

Certification Or Education Required:

• High school diploma or (GED) equivalent
• One or more years of experience servicing heavy equipment or equivalent education in automotive/diesel/other mechanical vocational program

Hourly Wage:

This is a paid training program, and Trainees hired throughout NY state will start at $24.90 per hour. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will be offered a full-time Milton CAT Technician position.


• Great starting pay: Union position – $24.90 per hour
• Paid Time Off + 8 company paid holidays
• Benefits: Health insurance and additional union benefits
• Pension: Hourly dollar-per-hour-worked contribution to employee’s pension
• Employee Referral Program – earn money for referring people to work here
• Exceptional training, advancement opportunities, and culture
• Yearly tool and safety footwear allowances


not stated

Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time