Apprentice Program

Wagner Equipment Co.

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$18 /h
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Pueblo, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Would you like to be part of a focused, dedicated team? Do you want to work and grow with other motivated, ambitious people?

Wagner Equipment Co. offers challenging career opportunities, extensive training and employee development along with an opportunity to grow your career and thrive under Wagner’s reputation for excellence. We offer excellent benefits and supply you with the tools you need to maximize your potential and grow within Wagner.

We are currently looking for Apprentices to join the Wagner Team. Wagner Equipment Co selects students to participate in the Apprenticeship program, this is a 2 year program, students attend Community College of Aurora, receiving a A.A.S in Diesel Technology, while gaining hands on experience on the shop floor. In the second year, students have exclusive access to Wagner Training Institute, getting Caterpillar specific training.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2022
  • Program Start Date: July 5th, 2022
Pay: $18.00 per hour
Pay rate is dependent on education and experience & employee benefits will be discussed upon hire.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Services and maintains equipment sold and/or owned by the company
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots machine and engine malfunctions and failures
  • Prepares, inspects, and operates machines prior to delivery
  • Removes, disassembles, assembles, and installs components and parts
  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains equipment and component
  • Makes recommendations as to repairs meeting warranty criteria
  • Makes parts replacement decisions assuring optimum economic reusability
  • Determines reusability of parts in accordance with published Caterpillar reusability guidelines
  • Orders replacement parts ensuring that parts orders are correct and complete at the time of order
  • Correctly charges work to appropriate work order segments
  • Communicates effectively with Apprentice Coordinator, Service Writer, Shop Coordinators and Shop Managers to ensure problems, nature of repair, and status of repairs are understood and followed up on
  • Prepares inspection, appraisal, and service reports in a timely manner
  • Uses safe working practices and follows all company safety requirements
  • All other duties as assigned by  manager

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Mechanical Aptitude

Strongly Preferred:

  • An automotive or diesel course in High School
  • Experience as a entry level technician
  • 1-3 years administrative/clerical experience
  • 1-3 years customer service experience


  • Reading, writing, reasoning, organizational, communication and math skills
  • Safety Knowledge

Work Environment:

  • Noise: Loud, Environment: Indoors/Outdoors
    • Specific Risks: Works with moving, mechanical parts; may work in high places and be exposed to equipment vibration and fumes

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing, walking, talking, sitting, use of hands, and hearing
  • Heavy work that includes lifting and/or moving objects up to 96 pounds or more

Other Duties:

Job Offers are contingent upon all required pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to background checks, drug/alcohol testing, fit for duty testing, and any other job-related tests/screenings.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  

Wagner Equipment Co. is an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer.