Student Veterans of America Jobs

Welcome to SVA’s jobs portal, your one-stop shop for finding the most up to date source of employment opportunities. We have partnered with the National Labor Exchange to provide you this information. You may be looking for part-time employment to supplement your income while you are in school. You might be looking for an internship to add experience to your resume. And you may be completing your training ready to start a new career. This site has all of those types of jobs.

Here are a few things you should know:
  • This site is mobile friendly. You do not need a log-in or password to access information.
  • Jobs on this site are original and unduplicated and come from three sources: the Federal government, state workforce agency job banks, and corporate career websites. All jobs are vetted to ensure there are no scams, training schemes, or phishing.
  • The site is refreshed daily to remove out-of-date content.
  • The newest jobs are listed first, so use the search features to match your interests. You can look for jobs in a specific geographical location, by title or keyword, or you can use the military crosswalk. You may want to do something different from your military career, but you undoubtedly have skills from that occupation that match to a civilian job.
Mobile Logo

Job Information

Patten CAT Shop Technician, Heavy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Working Hours/Days

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm, OT & weekends as needed


Perform service and repairs on Caterpillar and other types of heavy equipment.

Basic Duties

  • Trouble-shoot and repair engine, hydraulic, electrical and all other systems.

  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers.

  • Operate equipment in a safe manner to find diagnostic errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions.

  • Establish and maintain a service oriented relationship with customers and supervisors.

  • Complete service reports in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Successful completion of a formal technical training program with a minimum of three years’ experience required.

  • Must have engine, electrical & hydraulic diagnostic, trouble shooting and repair skills.

  • Computer literate. Must be familiar with programs such as Microsoft, Excel and Outlook.

  • Ability to follow all safety rules and wear proper safety equipment in the shop.

  • Must be a self-starter with good time management

  • Excellent planning & organizational skills required

  • Ability to work overtime and some weekends when needed.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, e-mail, and verbal) are necessary.

  • Must be able to lift up to 75-100lbs and provide your own tools.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s licenseand clean driving record. This includes no more than 2 minor violations within the past 3 years and no major violations within the past 5 years (Motor Vehicle Report will be performed on final candidate).

Altorfer Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals- including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position works in a shop/warehouse environment. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 75-100lbs. May be required to wear appropriate safety equipment (IE- Safety glasses or side shields) when needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. May intermittently sit at a desk for a period of time to answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through email. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you!

Req No.2020-3580


LocationUS-IA-Cedar Rapids

TypeRegular Full-Time

Union or Non-UnionNon-Union


CompanyAltorfer Inc