Service Technicians

We keep our customers and the world moving forward. Join our world-class team of technicians.

Who We Are

Carter Machinery is the designated Caterpillar dealer in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our team of more than 2,500 employees services, sells, and repairs all types of equipment, from earthmoving machines to power systems, and everything in between. Technicians are instrumental in moving our customers forward and have a chance to make a difference every single day.

State-of-the-art Reconditioning Facility

Our 17,000-square-foot reconditioning facility is one of the best in the world, exclusively devoted to refurbishing engines, transmissions, torque converters, undercarriage, powertrain, hydraulics, and other specialized systems and components.

Hands-on Training and Development

At Carter Machinery, we believe people have an unlimited ability to improve if they’re setup to succeed. That’s why we provide hands-on, experience-based training. When you work at Carter, you’ll put into practice every lesson as you learn it.

Types of technicians

Our technicians work in a state-of-the-art facility performing a range of services from general maintenance to major repairs on machines of all sizes.

These technicians bring the parts, tools, and know-how to equipment that can’t be brought into our shops due to its size or location.

Techs in our remanufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia give new life to worn-out equipment, specializing in jobs such as overhaul, reassembly, and testing.

These jobs involve mechanical and electrical service of the engine/generator package and perform electrical repairs on associated components of the power distribution system such as transfer switches, breakers, relays, switchgear, etc.

If it has hydraulic fluid, we can fix it. With our five rebuild centers strategically placed around our territory, we back it up.

These technicians are known for their ability to salvage components, even if it’s something out of the ordinary. They see the potential in parts others might just throw away.

Meet Alex

“My goal each day is to do the best I can, go above and beyond, and make it known to everyone that I'll do it right the first time.”

Join a team where you can get your hands dirty and keep the world moving forward.

Caterpillar-Certified Training

When you train at Carter University, you’ll earn credentials that verify your experience. After completing our 15-month program, you’ll be a Caterpillar-certified technician—ready to grow your career to the next level.


You’ll receive more than a paycheck at Carter Machinery. From excellent healthcare to continuous education, we provide a competitive benefits package for our team members and their families.

Health Insurance

We offer comprehensive medical insurance, including a high-deductible HSA plan.

Dental/Vision Insurance

Employees can enroll in a dental and vision plan for themselves and their family.

Life Insurance

Free group life insurance for all eligible employees. Coverage is based on the previous year’s earnings.


Carter matches up to 6% of total compensation depending on years of service.

Flexible Spending and
Dependent Care

Carter offers both a Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Spending Program.

Vacation Plan

Carter offers an excellent paid vacation plan for employees.