Heavy Equipment Technician Internship

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/30/2023 1:33 PM)
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Come work for one of the largest equipment dealers in North America! Are you a Technician/Mechanic with diesel, agricultural, or heavy equipment repair experience? If so, then we want you on our team!


Through our internship program, Alta Construction strives to encourage talented students to achieve excellence in their technical career. This is achieved by “real world” experience at one of our work locations.




 Alta Interns will receive:
  • An opportunity for temporary employment, which provides practical experience and competitive salaries. All internships are paid internships.
  • Consideration for future internships and fulltime employment based on intern performance.


To qualify for the intern program, students must: 

  • Have the right to work in the U.S.
  • Have daytime 20 hours a week and be in their last 6 months of the student program.
  • Be willing to accept the internship for at least a 12-week period
  • Achieve and maintain at least a cumulative 2.8 grade-point average through your last semester prior to the starting date of the intern period.
  • Pass a physical & drug screen and background check.

We regard interns as professionals rather than students and give you challenging assignments to provide exposure to various career options within your discipline of study.

Selection Process

Interns are evaluated and selected based upon:  

  • Academic performance
  • Experience from high school automotive classes, military training or exhibit a mechanical aptitude
  • References from your school
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Interest in a career in Construction Equipment Industry
  • Communication skills
  • Must meet initial mechanical and aptitude testing requirements

Intern candidates are interviewed during on-campus interviews. In some cases, a phone interview and a second in person interview may take place between the student and hiring manager before an offer is given.


What we expect from you during your internship period:

  • 3 months internship that includes a comprehensive program - learn and earn!
  • Gain hands-on in the shop experience while working with one of our mentors!
  • You’ll learn a solid fundamental understanding of how systems work, procedures, processes as well as safety requirements
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality at both school and internship
  • Ability to participate in and learn from all Volvo specific assigned technical curriculum
  • Seeking a career path with a secure future
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Consistent, regular, and reliable attendance including being ready for work at the designated start time

What will put you ahead and increase your possibilities of get hired after your internship:

  • Showed mechanical ability and the drive to excel at troubleshooting and learning
  • Proven work ethic and team player
  • The desire to learn from others as well as a focus on safely
  • Ability to confidently apply newly learned procedures
  • Willing to be relocated to one of our location across Florida

What we can* offer you after successful completion:

  • During your internship program you will have the opportunity to participate of the Volvo Technical Competence Training Program TCL 1
  • Available tooling for use during the internship
  • Tution reimbursement 
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to the Relocation Support Plan

* Alta reserves the right of change this opportunities conditions without notification


Physical Demands/Work Environment:
  • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will talk/hear; Frequently will sit, stand, walk and use hands; Occasionally will reach with hands and arms, climb or balance.
  • Lift and/or Move Functions: Occasionally up to 25 pounds
  • Work Environment: Frequently will work near moving mechanical parts; Occasionally experience vibration and exposure to outdoor weather conditions


About Alta:

Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.


If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.


At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place USA”, our employees across North America are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.


So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.



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What We Look For:

At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

Other Opportunities at Alta

Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!

Alta Equipment Group is an equal opportunity employer.  This means we do not discriminate on account of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, misdemeanor arrest record, or membership in any other classification protected under applicable law.  If you believe the Company has violated its equal employment opportunity policy in any way, please contact careers@altg.com immediately.


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