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Astec, Inc.

Field Service Technician

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Posted On: Thursday, 29th September 2016
Department: Service
Shift: 1st Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School
Duration:
Travel: This position requires extensive travel

Job Description:

  • Supervises customer employees or Astec construction employees as to erection or start-up of new or used equipment.
  • Responsible for organizing the erection of equipment, proper placement, and the order in which it will be erected.
  • Responsible for proper operation of all electrical, electronic, and mechanical components ensuring proper sequencing/interlocking and proper applications of HMA and Wood Pellet Plant applications.
  • Once erected, technician personally oversees the calibration process for truck scales, belt scales, asphalt metering system, cold feed bin systems, recycle systems, mineral filler systems, and other material feed
  • systems. Calibration must meet local, state, and federal guidelines in most cases.
  • Subject to recall for operational adjustments or remedies after plant start-up.
  • Responsible for telephone service assistance as needed, working from Astec, Inc. offices or home. The Service Technician is a primary Astec contact for customers.
  • Be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Preferred Skills:

  • Computer skills to include Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong computer and industrial networking skills and PLC experience is required.
  • Ability to recommend to customers what will work with their existing systems and recommend proper equipment for different types of applications, and coordinate this information to sales, service department, and parts if necessary for an easy sales transition.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction equipment, manufacturing, or related fields and acquired knowledge of these fields required.
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in HMA industry and acquired knowledge in this field is highly desirable.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our corporate values are:

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers;
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business;
  • Respect for all individuals;
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and focus through decentralization; and
  • Profit, growth and safety as means to ensure the success of the company.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

Please Note: Resumes and applications are not accepted online unless an open position is listed.