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Blanchard Machinery - Summerville

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Shop Technician Apprentice

The Shop Technician Apprentice is responsible for performing jobs involving servicing and repair of all types of mechanical, hydraulic and diesel-powered equipment, working both independently and on a team. On the job training, classroom instruction, and e-learning will ensure that skills remain current. The Technician will demonstrate initiative, commitment to team work, enthusiasm for customer service, and dedication to finding solutions in an efficient manner. They must be committed to safety standards and champion a healthy and safe work environment while consistently representing Blanchard in a professional manner. Opportunity to advance is based on initiative, skill level, and job performance. 


  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair of all types mechanical and hydraulic- and diesel-powered equipment, including; diesel engines, transmissions, drive train components, winches, high pressure pumps, centrifugal pumps, air compressors, microprocessor controls, electro-mechanical equipment, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, gearboxes, PTO's, 12/24v electrical systems, equipment cabs and controls, chassis and suspension, A/C systems etc.
  • Perform inspections and test equipment for proper operation.
  • Install and/or repair new or reconditioned parts.
  • Complete paperwork, including parts requisitions/returns, time-cards, and service reports.
  • Utilize diagnostic equipment and systems to assist in repairs.
  • Ensures total customer service.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and proper repair procedures.
  • Able to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics, operating and maintenance service manuals.
  • Working knowledge of equipment operation and associated operating systems.
  • Ability to operate lifting devices.
  • Ability to use diagnostic equipment 
  • Familiarization of electronic cables, connections, and sensors.
  • A demonstrated commitment to accuracy, organization and ability to prioritize tasks is required.
  • Previous experience on CAT equipment is a plus.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside (non-climate controlled) and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
  • Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to injury and/or hazardous materials.
  • Job requires standing, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, lifting.
  • Physical use of a broad variety of tools and machines in order to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Must be able to lift varied weight.
  • Seeing, reading, and writing to complete job responsibilities.
  • Use of computer and other forms of technology to complete job responsibilities.
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