Trainee - Heavy Equipment Oiler - Field Service - 26025

Date: May 7, 2023

Location: Chandler, AZ, US, 85225

Company: Empire

Requistion # : 26025 

Location: Chandler 

Position Status:  Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Shift : 2 

Start Time :  2:30 pm 

End Time :  11:00 pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Pay Range: $18.06  -  33.76 




Job Summary:

Are you an experienced Equipment Oiler/Lubrication Technician?  Do you have tools, some basic knowledge of preventative maintenance, and a desire to earn while you learn?  If so, we want you to join the Empire family. Our technicians are safety-focused and passionate team players, committed to providing the best level of service for our clients in a drug-free work environment.  


Who We Are:

Founded in 1950, Empire Cat is a world-renowned Caterpillar dealer and a top private company in Arizona.  We are a third-generation family-owned with over 2,000 employees across 25+ locations throughout Arizona and Southeastern California.  We are a diverse group of people, but we all share an inspiring vision to BE THE BEST. That vision is achieved by our individual commitments to work hard and live our core values every day. 


What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Pay starting at $25.67 - $41.76**
  • Paid Training and CDL Driving Program***
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Tool Discounts/Tool Insurance 
  • Technical Training & Professional Development Classes
  • And More


This technician will perform required equipment lubrication and maintenance operations at customer job sites.  Inspect equipment in a professional manner.  Sell lubrication services when called upon to do so. As this is a field position, candidate should expect to work in adverse weather conditions as needed and accept all out of town assignments requiring extended overnight stays. 

** Ability to earn more depending on experience, shift differentials, current CDL with endorsements. 

*** Must be at least 21 years old, have a clean driving record, and the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and HAZMAT endorsement within 6 months.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs field lubrication and inspection duties as required with primary focus of all work performed on safety, accuracy and economy.
  2. Helps to plan and control lube and preventative maintenance jobs.
  3. Assists lead to analyze customer requirements and determine the scope of the job.
  4. Alerts other parties within Empire about potential parts, service or sales opportunities.
  5. Ensures trucks are topped with oil and emptied of waste oil at the end of each shift.
  6. Maintains good customer relations and support for corporate marketing objectives.
  7. Writes accurate and concise equipment condition reports.
  8. Prepares service reports and processes oil cards with proper quantities and types of oil used.
  9. Performs lube services strictly by the CAT Lube and Maintenance Guides covering each machine.
  10. Follows proper warm up and sample drop procedures.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains company equipment – keeps in good clean orderly condition.  Reports repair or replacements needs to supervisor.
  2. Work safely at all times.  Adhere to all applicable safety policies.  Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.
  3. Keeps pertinent in-house personnel informed about date of service, discrepancies found, general machine condition and suggested action required.
  4. Gathers information from a walk around inspection and reports to customer/management.
  5. Communicates orally and in writing information regarding equipment condition, problems and recommendations.
  6. Maintains current MSHA card if work area requires.
  7. Provides on-the-job training as assigned. 
  8. Works overtime as needed.
  9. Travels to remote locations as needed.
  10. Communicates with proper individuals to clarify instructions or discuss scope or progress of job.
  11. Works within and promote corporate values.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated technical skill competence.
  2. Must have current valid CDL prior to hire.
  3. Must be able to obtain Hazardous Material Endorsement which requires fingerprint background check from State.
  4. Must be able to comply with DOT CDL requirements.
  5. Appropriate manner, conduct, and grooming adhere to company policy.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
  7. Ability to maintain consistent attendance.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  5. May be required to operate a forklift with appropriate certification(s).
  6. This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position".   A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that EMPIRE in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others. 

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.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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