Heavy Equipment Parts Person

Parts Apprenticeship

The Heavy Equipment Parts Person Certification Apprenticeship Program is a highly skilled career path where On-the-Job (OJT) training paired with mentoring from experienced Parts People is supplemented with Related Instruction (RI) through ApprenticeshipND, training seminars, factory trainings and other technical trainings as determined by the company. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the Apprentice will receive a Heavy Equipment Parts Person Certification from the US Department of Labor and will have the confidence to work in any area of the Parts Department operations.

We are looking for employees with a good attitude, good work ethic and enjoy building relationships by earning the trust of our customers and who believe in our core values of Do the Right Thing, Be Curious, Have Passion, and Be Innovative.

  • High School Graduate or GED is required. Military or civilian industry experience would be a benefit, but not required.
  • The 2-year program is comprised of 4,000 hours of combined OJT (On-the-Job Training), supplemented by 288 hours of RI (Related Instruction). Industry experience is a plus and will be reviewed to determine how applicable experience can translate into earned hours toward the program.
  • Starting pay and additional wage reviews and increases will be within the Apprentice Pay Scale based on experience.
  • Regular Full-Time Employment; Eligible for our complete benefits package.
  • Apprentices work alongside experienced employees and managers.


The Heavy Equipment Parts Person Certification Apprenticeship Program is comprised of the following areas of study. A brief overview of the breakdown of OJT and RI are outlined below. Accommodations will be made to alternate between OJT and RI.

Industry Specific Knowledge: Business and department specific software, manufacturer-specific software, understanding printed and online reference material, and product terminology.

Inventory Control: Analysis of market to set inventory guidelines, analyze inventory on hand and current inventory histories, bin trip activity and analysis, ordering and receiving inventory.

Warehousing: Shipping and receiving of inventory items, cataloging inventory and determining storage locations, tracking system analysis, forklift operation and safety, logistical issues with weights and dimensions of products.

Customer Relations: Customer Experience Philosophy Training, customer service skills with counter and phone coverage, parts look-up via computer and printed material, marketing of inventory, inventory display and program marketing emphasis.

Related Instruction: Self-study courses through ApprenticeshipND, factory trainings and technical trainings as determined by the company.

For more information, email recruiting@genequip.com