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Ziegler CAT Wallin Scholars are lower-income students who benefit from tuition assistance as well as a Wallin advisor so they may complete an Associate's degree and become a full-time Ziegler employee. While completing their degree, students may work part-time for Ziegler during their two school years and full-time during a summer internship, and they also receive a company mentor.

Students may attend one of the technical schools below and pursue the listed degree in order to qualify for the Ziegler CAT Wallin position:

  • Dunwoody College of Technology - Electrical Construction and Maintenance degree program
  • Saint Paul College - Electrical Technology degree program

Ziegler takes pride in partnering with many of the most reputable technical schools and colleges in the Midwest that prepare students for careers in diesel, heavy equipment mechanics and technology for the agriculture, construction and mining industries. Our internship program is designed to give you hands-on experience diagnosing and repairing a wide variety of equipment while learning from some of the best senior technicians in the industry.

Job Description

As a Trades Hub Wallin Scholar, receive a technical degree in order to become a full-time employee at Ziegler as a power generation technician. To learn more about the specific application steps to become a Trades Hub Wallin Scholar, please read this article.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Attend technical school beginning in the fall of 2021 to pursue a two-year Associates degree in an Electrical Technology program
  • Work part-time at Ziegler during your school years to earn money as well as benefit from on-the-job training and an ongoing orientation to the company.
  • Work full-time at the company during the summer between your two school years at the company.
  • Benefit from regular meetings with a dedicated Wallin advisor to help with your degree-completion process as well as meetings with your Ziegler mentor to assist with your orientation to the company and performance on the job.
  • As a Ziegler Intern technician, you will assist in troubleshooting and repairing heavy diesel engines, construction or agriculture equipment in a shop environment. You will learn to respond to customer needs in a positive, supportive, and timely manner to ensure maximum value for work performed.
  • As a full-time power generation technician, you will:
    • Diagnose and repair Caterpillar power generation equipment as well as other brands of industrial generators
    • Respond to customer needs in a positive, supportive, and timely manner to ensure maximum value for work performed
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area, adhere to all safety procedures
    • Follow standard operating procedures

Minimum Years of Experience

High school education or equivalent. Entry level. Students will need to be enrolled in one of the degree programs listed above beginning in the fall of 2021. Minimum Physical Requirements: • Push/pull up to 80 lbs • Lift/carry up to 80 lbs • Lift bulky objects • Neck rotation, trunk rotation, stair climbing, ladder climbing, repetitive bending, kneeling, sustained squat, forward reaching, overhead reaching, supine overhead reaching, crawling, bin lift, high steps, fingering/grasping – able to use bolt box. • Working conditions may be indoor and/or outdoor. Noise level may be loud at times. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Ziegler Inc. will reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of qualified disabled individuals. Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission dealing with discrimination, or any other protected class status.

Salary or Hourly Rate

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  • Ongoing training
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Health, dental/orthodontia and vision insurances
  • Paid parental leave
  • Matching 401(k) fund
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Wellness programs
  • Safe, clean, and friendly work environment

Application Information

Complete this Wallin Education Partners application as well as the brief job application for Ziegler accessed by clicking Apply Now below.

About Company
With 22 locations in Minnesota and Iowa, Ziegler CAT is one of the largest dealers in North America. We sell and service construction, mining equipment, trucks, generators, and industrial engines.

8050 County Road 101, Shakopee, Minnesota

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