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As an Ohio Machinery Co. employee, you take pride in representing a premiere brand and participating in a winning culture based on expertise, teamwork, and integrity. More importantly, you enjoy the relationships you develop with customers and staff to accomplish critical results and bring exceptional value. You are empowered to learn and grow, as we’ll rely on your initiative, your voice, your skill, your innovations, and your passion to help us fulfill our vision of helping organizations build and improve our world.

Technicians for North America

A free online program for prospective employees seeking a new and exciting career as a service technician.

  • The curriculum consists of 18 courses: four Introductory courses, ten Level 1 courses and four Level 2 courses.
  • Completion time is approximately 20 hours (students complete at their own pace).
  • The program is available in the United States and Canada.
  • The program is available in English (Spanish and French will be added in Q2 2020)
  • We believe those that show the initiative and aptitude to complete the curriculum have the potential to be valued service technicians.

To learn more about the program, please visit


As the area’s exclusive Caterpillar dealer, Ohio Machinery Co. sells and services Caterpillar equipment, engines and related products. Customers of Ohio Machinery Co. expect a high degree of product quality and durability backed by exceptional customer service. As a sales and service organization, our people make all the difference.

Ohio Machinery Co. service emphasizes customer support after the sale—a tradition held since the organization’s founding in 1945. Ohio Machinery Co.'s promise, “The Quality You Expect. The Service You Deserve,” prioritizes customer service and the difference the company brings to its valued customers.

Ohio Machinery Co.'s operations include multiple divisions—Equipment and Power Systems, Ohio Ag Equipment, Truck Group, and Component Remanufacturing--which support the equipment and engine needs of Ohio’s vital industries. Additional services include component remanufacturing, support for all makes of on highway trucks, buses and emergency vehicles, and advanced technology and productivity solutions.

With a product line of over 300 Caterpillar machines, the Equipment and Power Systems Division offers extensive new and used equipment options. Through The Cat Rental Store locations, Cat machines, attachments and additional rental products are available for rent. Power Systems meets emergency, standby, prime and continuous electric power generation needs with a complete line of diesel and natural gas generators. Power Systems also sells emergency vehicles and buses, as well as servicing these vehicles and trucks. With SITECH Ohio, customers can leverage technology in their operations.

Ohio Peterbilt is the territory’s source for new Peterbilt and used trucks, parts, and service.

Complete Hydraulic Component Service and Complete Diesel Component Service provide hydraulic and fuel system components, remanufacturing of these components, and aftermarket parts support.

Ohio Machinery Co.'s Ag Division (Ohio Ag Equipment) provides farming equipment backed by highly trained ag service technicians, 24/7 emergency support, and best-in-class parts distribution.

While Ohio Machinery Co.'s capabilities are vast in scope, its strength can be attributed to its deep Ohio roots. Originally based in Columbus, Ohio Machinery Co. moved to Cleveland in 1946. In 1961, the company was reorganized and purchased what was then called Ohio Machinery Co. In 2003, the organization changed its name from Ohio Machinery Co. to Ohio Machinery Co. Today, Ohio Machinery Co. remains a Cleveland-based operation that employs over 1,500 people and has more than 30 locations throughout Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana.

Part of Ohio Machinery Co. culture is supporting the communities where employees live and work. The company sponsors many local organizations and donates funds to support community growth and welfare programs. Employees are encouraged to volunteer and a corporate match for employee financial giving. In addition, Ohio Machinery Co. provides significant philanthropic support to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio based in Nelsonville, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Importantly, Ohio Machinery Co. also lends its support to I Build America-Ohio to raise awareness of careers in construction in order to fill the construction industry’s ongoing employment gap.

Ohio Machinery Co. Corporate Vision and Mission

  • Ohio Machinery Co. Corporate Vision

    Ohio Machinery Co. strives to be the top performing, dynamic industry leader and partner of choice for the products and solutions that help our customers build, improve, feed, power and protect our world.

  • Ohio Machinery Co. Corporate Mission

    Ohio Machinery Co.'s Corporate Mission, as a sales and service enterprise, is to create exceptional value for our Customers and our Communities through proud, knowledgeable and engaged employees who consistently exceed customer expectations.

ThinkBIG Program Description


Are you exploring or debating what you will do after high-school? Have you always been the mechanical type, fixing things and tearing things down to see how they work? It’s time you look into the Caterpillar ThinkBIG Program. A career as a Cat Dealer Service Technician can open doors to endless possibilities with hard work and an industry-leading education.

Ohio Machinery Co. and Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH have paired together along with other area Cat Dealers to bring you Caterpillar’s ThinkBIG Program. Students will get Caterpillar exclusive training and education along with exciting hands-on dealer service shop experience. The ThinkBIG program has one goal, to produce high-caliber, specialized technicians, eager to hit the ground running as Cat Dealer Service Technicians.

The ThinkBIG Program consists of 5 semesters in which the students spend time at both the college campus as well as in their sponsoring location’s service shop, applying what they have learned in the classroom, and getting paid at the same time. Did we mention that the students get paid while working in the service shops? They also have an opportunity to have all of, or a portion of their tuition paid for, depending on GPA. At the end of the 5 semesters, students will have earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and ready to enter the world of Caterpillar Equipment.

As a Cat Dealer Service Technician, you’ll work on some of the most advanced and hardest working machines in the world. And don’t think that your capabilities will have you limited to only the construction industry. Your expertise will always be in demand in industries as varied as agriculture, logging and forestry, power generation, construction, marine, road building, earthmoving, material handling, trucking and transport, locomotive and mining. You will build yourself into a highly skilled, technically trained, in-demand member of the worldwide Cat dealer network. As you develop the skills, experience and motivation, you will have opportunities to advance into new positions within Ohio Machinery Co. Positions such as field service technician, shop supervisor, location manager, parts department supervisor, sales await you in the future should you choose to pursue them.

If you are ready to accept the challenge of a difficult but fun and rewarding training regimen, or would like additional information, please email your contact information and questions to [email protected]

Requirements For ThinkBIG Program:

  • 3.0 High School GPA Minimum
  • 10 or fewer days absent from school per year
  • Complete Employment Application and submission of interview documents (listed below)

Informational Open House Notice

To attend one of the Open Houses, or for more information, email the student’s information (Name, mailing address, contact phone number, and email address) to [email protected].

Ag Technician Internship Program Description

Ag Technician Internship

The Ohio Ag Equipment Technician Internship Program in cooperation with AGCO and The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) is a program developed to educate students to become top-notch service technicians. The program consists of completion of the Associates Degree in Agriculture Equipment Technology at UNOH under sponsorship of Ohio Ag Equipment. Upon graduation, sponsored students will earn a potential offer of employment at Ohio Ag Equipment.

Students go through specialized curriculum to understand all aspects of agriculture equipment, including:

  • A broad knowledge of repair and rebuild of complex machinery components
  • The ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment
  • The operational skills of computer-based technical reference manuals

Study time in the program is divided between classroom and lab-based mechanical work on agricultural equipment being used on farms today.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement, up to $875 per session (program consists of 16 sessions), will be paid to the student at the end of each session based on the below scale: 1st Session = $875 Reimbursed (Student MUST finish session to qualify for reimbursement)

All other sessions:

  • 3.50 — 4.00 = $875
  • 3.20 — 3.49 = $788
  • 3.00 — 3.10 = $700
  • 2.80 — 3.00 = $613
  • 2.50 — 2.79 = $525

Students will pay tuition up front to University of Northwestern Ohio as required by the University.

Students will sign a Tuition Reimbursement Agreement as you are expected to work for Ohio Machinery Co. a minimum of two (2) years upon graduation.

Requirements For the Ag Technician Internship Program

  • 3.0 High School GPA Minimum
  • 10 or fewer days absent from school per year
  • Complete Employment Application and submission of interview documents (listed below)

Informational Open House Notice

To attend one of the Open Houses, or for more information, email the student’s information (Name, mailing address, contact phone number, and email address) to [email protected].

Peterbilt Technician Internship Program Description

Peterbilt Technician Internship
Peterbilt Technician Internship

Ohio Peterbilt is looking to sponsor students to attend the Peterbilt Technician Institute at UTI in Lisle, IL. As a Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) student, you’ll receive advanced Peterbilt training on the company’s products and technologies, including Peterbilt’s legendary trucks and the PACCAR MX-13 engine. The 12-week program will help you develop in-demand manufacturer-specific skills. Tuition and housing expenses will be paid for by Ohio Peterbilt.

Earn these certifications!:

  • Peterbilt Service Bootcamp
  • Peterbilt Electrical Fundamentals
  • Intro to Peterbilt HVAC Systems
  • EPA Section 609
  • Diagnosing Noise Vibration and Harshness
  • PACCAR MX Engine Operation
  • PACCAR MX Engine Diagnostics
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Relay Circuits
  • Suspensions
  • Model 579 Service Training
  • Model 579 Electrical

Classes for the next class will begin soon and will be filled for our Peterbilt locations across Ohio. If you are interested, please visit to submit your application.

Don't wait! Interviews will be scheduled ASAP.