Rental Technician

NC Machinery Co.


Harnish Group Inc. is the Caterpillar Dealer in Central and Western Washington, Central and Eastern Montana, Northwestern Wyoming, Northwestern North Dakota and the state of Alaska. Our Member Companies are N C Machinery, N C The Cat Rental Store, N C Power Systems, Tractor & Equipment Co., T & E The Cat Rental Store, T&E Power Systems, SITECH Northwest Inc., representing Caterpillar and other manufacturers.  A family owned and managed company since 1929, our Mission is to help our customers succeed by providing premier business solutions delivered by engaged employees through teamwork and excellence. 

About the Position:
Do you like to solve technical problems? Are you effective at troubleshooting? If so, we have a challenging opportunity as a Rental Technician in our Fairbanks, AK branch. This key role in our company. Our technicians are responsible for diagnosing and repairing Caterpillar, Allied and Genie or aerial equipment including removing, repairing, assembling and installing. Able to diagnose and troubleshoot engines, powertrains, electrical and hydraulic systems, experience with CAT diagnostic equipment, CAT repair tooling, rigging and blocking equipment is essential. Due to the multiple projects you will be assigned, this position requires planning and organizing skills with a particular emphasis on controlling job costs. You will need to investigate, analyze and identify the problem in order to make recommendations that eliminates the issue. Our technicians work with a variety of people, therefore a communication style that includes strong interpersonal skills and effective writing is necessary for utilizing internal software and other software programs and accurately completing work/service orders.

Qualifications & Experience Needed:
A high school degree (or equivalent) plus a graduate of a 2-4 year vocational technical school training institution or equivalent experience preferred.

A valid driver's license required.

Potential forklift driving and operation equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, hoists, cranes, pressure washers, in some locations.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook).

This role requires the ability to stand up to eight hours per day and includes twisting, bending, squatting, sitting stooping and kneeling. Flexibility to work in either the shop or field to assist our customers will be required.

Experience working at a Caterpillar (CAT) dealership or with CAT products is ideal.

Salary range from $31.35 per hour.  Hourly offered based on skills and experience.

We offer impressive Employee Benefits that include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 401k w/Company Match and Profit Sharing
  • Company paid Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Bonus
  • Excellent Recognition Program
  • Performance Based Wage Increases
  • Employee Discounts
  • Career Growth Opportunities

To apply for this unique position, please go to our web site at

Harnish Group Inc. and Member Companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.