Service Technician, Field - Slasher

Brewer, ME posted on February 4

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Tabitha  Gallella Milford, MA (01757)
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Location:  Brewer, ME                                                   

Department:  Service

Employment Type:  Full Time Union                                                            

Work Hours:  1st Shift

Requisition Number:  15-0019



Milton CAT is seeking an experienced Slasher Mechanic. This position is responsible for the diagnosis, repair, reconditioning, overhaul and maintenance of customer and company Slasher equipment and components. Depending on the location and assignment, the mechanic will be responsible for some or all of the functions and duties listed below. These repairs may require working hours in addition to the normal work schedule for emergency calls or routine service as required. Flexibility and in-depth product knowledge are necessary for this position.


Essential Duties

  • Removes, disassembles, assembles, and installs components and parts on slasher equipment.
  • Cleans, repairs, reconditions, and maintains slasher equipment and components.
  • Identify the problem and cause of failure through logical troubleshooting steps.
  • Grease conveyor and slasher bearings.
  • Adjust and clean waste conveyor.
  • Change and time saw chains.
  • Starts saws and activates slasher conveyor chains.
  • Determines reusability of parts in accordance with published Caterpillar reusability guidelines.
  • Orders replacement parts ensuring that parts ordered are correct and complete at time of order.
  • Prepares, inspect and operate slasher machine.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.
  • Maintain a professional and proper personal appearance at all times adhering to company policy.
  • Flexible to work after hours when needed to meet customer needs.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.


  • High school diploma or (GED) equivalent.
  • 10 + years’ experience working in a paper mill.
  • Slasher equipment service/maintenance knowledge.
  • Experience on CAT forestry equipment or similar equipment
  • Proficient in mechanical systems (transmissions, engines, hydraulics, etc.).
  • Proficient in the use of a computer and related software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong problem solving skills and be detailed oriented with a high level of accuracy.
  • Valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Able to lift more than 50 pounds.
  • Able to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to perform duties with a sense of urgency, exceeding customer expectations.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast paced service environment.
  • Must have a safe working record.


Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Associates degree in a related field is preferred.
  • CDL License.


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


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Resumes that are mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to Milton CAT or any employee will not be considered.  You must apply online. Background checks, drug testing, and health assessments 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.