Service technicians are the unsung heroes of any business, and they’re showing off their talents in the new Cat Tech Test. Cat technicians are experts at working with the latest technology on machines and engines across industries like agriculture, construction, and more! Whether you need preventative maintenance, machine repair or assistance with placing a Cat parts order, service technicians can do it all. Our training program provides some of the top techs across industries who use their computer and equipment operating skills every day in a challenging, fast-paced environment. See how you can leverage our service technicians to better your business by contacting Thompson Machinery today.

And if learning a trade is your career path, keep scrolling to see if a service technician program or position could be your next step after high school or job transitioning after the military.

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Maybe you’re finishing up high school. Maybe you’re looking to transition from military service to civilian life. Or maybe you or someone you know is just looking for a career change.

Are you a problem solver? Do you like working with your hands? Do you feel like four years of college is great for some, but might not be for you?

Over the next decade, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers - like Thompson Machinery - around the world will be hiring tens of thousands of service technicians and you’ll see a similar trend across the industry. These are challenging, good-paying jobs – so much more than turning wrenches. You’ll have the opportunity to become an expert working with the latest technology on hundreds of different Cat machines and engines, helping our customers – the people building the world – get the job done in industries like:

➤ Agriculture

➤ Construction

➤ Earthmoving

➤ Locomotive

➤ Logging & Forestry

➤ Power Generation

➤ Marine

➤ Material Handling

➤ Mining

➤ Road Building

➤ Trucking & Transport

Cat Trial 10: Tech Test celebrates the amazing work technicians do and gives them the chance to show off their skills! Technicians work in a fast-paced environment and Tech Test combines that with exciting challenges to test their skill and endurance. The course consists of four challenges: The Cat Can Test is a 3D puzzle we designed; an oversized version of the one that some dealerships use to gage mechanical aptitude. Next, we test their desire to learn, where they’ll match Cat engines to specific applications. From there, they’ll hit the troubleshooting challenge, testing their knowledge of Cat services. Then they show computer skills, where they use the Cat App to pull a parts order. And they'll finish with a safety mindset as they deliver the parts to the job site.

These are outstanding careers. As a service technician, you’ll get hands-on experience, a stable career, and solid earning potential. And it’s a skill that is transferable, so if you want to work in a different part of the country or the world…the opportunities are endless with the global Cat network.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, check out this free training to see if a career as a service tech is right for you.

Interested in joining Team Thompson? Check out all of our available technician positions today at