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Intern Technician - ThinkBIG - 2024

Company: Foley Equipment
Location: Topeka
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

Intern Technician - ThinkBIG - 2024

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Regular Part-Time

The Role

Are you passionate about becoming a skilled diesel technician? The Intern Technician - ThinkBIG program offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring technicians like you. Through this program, you'll receive comprehensive training, earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and gain over 2,000 hours of valuable work experience. Join us to kickstart your career with a solid foundation backed by industry-leading expertise. As a ThinkBIG Intern Technician at Foley, you'll embark on a rewarding journey that blends practical experience with academic learning. Here's what you can expect:

  • Hands-on Environment: Learn by working directly on state-of-the-art Caterpillar equipment both at school and during your paid internship at your nearest Foley location.
  • Paid Internship: Earn while you learn! All intern hours worked at a Foley location are compensated.
  • Rotational Structure: Alternate between your ThinkBIG School and your local Foley location, providing a balanced and enriching experience. Rotations typically last 7 to 8 weeks each, ensuring comprehensive exposure to various aspects of the industry.
  • Year-Round Commitment: The program spans two years, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge consistently over an extended period.
  • Housing Requirement: Students must arrange for housing during both school and internship rotations (housing on or near the school campus and in close proximity to their local Foley location). Learn More at Job Duties:
    • Adhere to Foley's culture - prioritizng safety above all else.
    • Work closely with experienced mentors who will guide you through the shop environment, helping you develop a solid understanding of system workings, procedures, processes, and safety requirements.
    • Attend, participate, and learn in school, maintaining minimum program grade requirements and remaining in good standing with the school and ThinkBIG program.
    • Complete and submit all rquired assignments, including assignments involving the internship.
    • Occasionally, you may be required to travel for training purposes and/or to assist at other Foley locations. Our Ideal Candidate:
      • Dependability: Demonstrate excellent attendance and punctuality both at school and during the internship, reflecting your commitment and professionalism.
      • Education: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent qualification.
      • Curiosity and Learning Attitude: Embrace the opportunity to participate in and absorb the assigned technical curriculum specifically designed for Caterpillar equipment.
      • Long-term Vision: Seek a career path that offers stability and a promising future.
      • Mechanical Aptitude: Meet the initial mechanical and aptitude testing requirements, which may be further supported by previous automotive classes, military training, or a natural mechanical inclination. What Will Put You Ahead:
        • Mechanical Ability: Display previous mechanical experience and a strong drive to excel in troubleshooting and continuous learning.
        • Work Ethic and Teamwork: Exhibit a proven work ethic and a collaborative mindset, contributing positively to the team dynamic.
        • Desire for Growth: Show a genuine desire to learn from others and a strong focus on maintaining a safe working environment.
        • Confidence in Application: Demonstrate the ability to confidently apply newly acquired procedures, translating theoretical knowledge into practical skills. What We Can Offer You:
          • Competitive pay
          • Tools and Toolbox worth approximately $14,000
          • 401(k) with matching
          • Medical benefits
          • Stipend each semester to help offset school and living expenses
          • Education Reimbursement
          • Workboot reimbursement
          • Prescription Safety Glasses reimbursement About Foley Equipment:
            Foley Industries - Foley Equipment, Foley Power Solutions, Foley Rental, and SITECH Central - proudly stands at the forefront of progress, serving customers in Kansas and Western Missouri for over nine decades. With a dedicated team of over 1,000 employees, we are committed to delivering exceptional service, top-quality parts and rentals, and unparalleled sales support across a comprehensive range of Caterpillar and allied construction equipment, power generation solutions, and cutting-edge SITECH construction technology. As we continue to empower our customers' success, we invite you to explore the endless opportunities that await you at Foley. To learn more about our company and join our team of industry leaders, please visit Foley Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Race/Gender/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). To request a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing the application, call 316-943-4211 or email

            *At this time, Foley does not participate in any Visa sponsorship programs.

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