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Ohio Machinery Co Technician Development Academy Intern Richwood in Richwood, Kentucky

Find YOUR fit at Ohio CAT (a division of Ohio Machinery Co)! Join a winning culture that 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. Come grow your career - See what opportunities await today!

If you have wanted to get into the Heavy Equipment industry as a mechanic/technician, but don’t have the level of experience that is required, our Technician Development Academy is your answer! As an Ohio CAT Technician Development Academy Intern, you will learn to perform duties relating to heavy off road equipment and/or engine service and repair through an 11-week program (5-weeks instructor-led classroom/lab, 1-week on-the-job training at sponsored shop, 5-weeks instructor-led classroom/lab), with a total of 400 hours of training. Technical Training classes will be attended for the duration of the program at the Ohio Machinery Co. Technical Training Center in Columbus, OH. When necessary, Ohio CAT will provide housing accommodations for the intern. Apply today to start working towards making your transition to Heavy Equipment and to enjoy a career where you are playing a part in building the world around you!

The TDA Intern will acquire knowledge of:

  • Accurately completing service reports

  • Use of Service Information System (SIS)

  • Theories and applications of electrical and electronic systems.

  • Basic wiring and hydraulic schematics.

  • Diesel engine theory and repair.


  • $25.00 per hour, paid training program

  • Receive tool set upon training completion

  • Retirement plan

  • First-year vacation and personal time which builds based on length of service

  • Three different Health Insurance options, including an Health Savings Account (HSA) option

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Credit Union Access

  • Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability

  • Scholarship opportunities for employee's spouses and children, through the Ohio Machinery Education and Opportunity Foundation

  • Company SuccessShare bonuses

  • Company provided and laundered uniforms

  • Continued technical and professional training


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Graduation from an accredited technical school with emphasis on diesel engine or earthmoving repair will be preferred, though not required.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, along with a strong work ethic with attention to detail.

  • Must be able to Attend all required training classes and on-the-job training.


  • Lifting/Carrying 40 lb. Lift/Carry and 50lb pulling

  • Standing/Sitting Up and down stairs, standing, sitting, and climbing into machines

  • Dexterity Normal

  • Repetitive Motions Frequent movement requiring hands, wrists, and fingers.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate to loud in other situations, with both constant and sudden loud noises possible.

EEO, Veterans & Disabled Employer, and VEVRAA/503 Federal Contractor.