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Rental Technician

Lakemoor, IL, USA Req #116
Thursday, January 11, 2024

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!

Technicians are at the backbone of our organization; therefore, we provide them with the tools and resources to be successful:

  • Manufacturer technical training programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tool insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Benefits will be administered through the local Union
  • Competitive wages
  • Company uniforms provided



Alta Equipment Company recently acquired Burris Equipment! 

 Company Description- Burris Equipment, as part of Alta Equipment Company, delivers exceptional service, knowledge and support. We offer the top brands in construction and turf equipment including: CASE, VENTRAC, WACKER NEUSON, STIHL, and JACOBSEN.
Contact Burris Equipment at one of three Illinois locations: Waukegan, Ingleside & Joliet.   With our large selection of new equipment, used equipment, rental, parts, and services, we are your complete one-stop shop.

 We provide our employees with the following tools and resources to be successful:

  • Training
  • Outstanding benefits package (Medical, Dental and Vision, plus much more!)
  • 401(k) with match 
  • 10 Paid holidays

Our construction equipment group is seeking a full-time Rental Technician for our Lakemoor, IL branch. This is a union position and will be part of Operating Engineers Local 701. This role involves performing routine maintenance and repair on rental equipment, as well as checks for proper operation of safety devices. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs service tasks and safety checks of all rental equipment prior to use by the customer.
  • Instructs customer in the proper, safest use of all rental equipment.
  • Properly fill out part requests forms, unit inspections, and equipment tags.
  • Have customer sign equipment ready tags and return them to the rental coordinator along with any keys that were returned with equipment.
  • Notify rental counterperson or rental manager of any damage, fuel, keys missing, owner manuals missing when equipment is returned.
  • Keep abreast of all changes in various models of equipment rented and sold by the distributor.
  • Performs routine maintenance on rental units, in-stock sales units, vehicles, and trailers.
  • Performs field maintenance on large and small rental equipment, if necessary.
  • Informs the Rental Manager of any additional work needed on a unit by the service department.
  • Notifies Rental Manager if rental equipment/shop equipment or vehicle is not in serviceable condition or constitutes a safety hazard.
  • Return shop tools to their proper location at the end of each shift clean and ready for the next man to use.
  • Conducts himself in the presence of customers in a manner which will retain a good opinion of the company and the rental department.
  • Take advantage of all opportunities to attend schools and training sessions in order to upgrade technical competence.
  • Works in a safe manner always, this includes the operation of rental equipment in a safe manner.
  • Clean up tools and work area at the end of each shift, so it is ready in the morning; this includes air hoses, pressure washer, and extension cords.
  • Close down the shop at the end of the day; this includes, turning off air compressors, lights, water, pressure washer, fuel island, breakers, and fans; turning down heat in the winter, making sure there is no small equipment left outside including a forklift. Make sure the yard and the surrounding areas are clear and gates are shut and locked. All trucks are locked, and keys are upfront on the board.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Rental Manager from time to time.

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.

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 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 immediately. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Lakemoor, IL, USA