Service Supervisor - Truck

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/28/2020 4:38 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Location(s)
US-MI-Grand Rapids
Regular Full-Time


The Service Supervisor is central to Michigan CAT's success. They are the main point of contact for our customers requiring services done to their equipment. Service Supervisor must be able to take on complicated requests, and navigate his team to successfully achieving the goals set, to provide our customers with quality service that makes Michigan CAT stand out as their choice for maintaining their equipment.



  • Assign and schedule daily tasks and duties for multiple service technicians based on technician abilities, location and customer requests
  • Communicate with all necessary internal and external customers regarding service requirements to provide accurate repair quotes
  • Process work orders and ensure accuracy in all charges such as labor, warranty, parts, etc. resulting in a complete invoice to the customer
  • Supervise work assignments, obtain guidance from Technical Communicators or other resources on escalated technical issues, approve overtime, schedule time off and maintain records pertaining to training and safety
  • Act as the primary contact for customers in all matters pertaining to service such as technical issues, diagnosing failures, invoice and repairs inquiries, etc.
  • Initiate contact with customers regarding current and future service needs by reviewing service history, warranty records and product improvement and support programs
  • Ensure safe work practices
  • Manage 24-hour emergency service as needed




  • Attend MI CAT and Caterpillar provided training to remain current on product and procedural changes
  • Attend customer events as required to further develop customer relationships
  • Assist Store Manager with preparing and submitting required documentation to Caterpillar to resolve product failures and compensation responsibility
  • Deliver parts as needed


To be successful you should have:

  • Solid ability to manage technical problems, and directing a team to complete tasks with quality and on time
  • Prior experience in a management function, responsible for performance reviews, daily task management, disciplinary actions, etc.
  • Mechanical background to have technical conversations with Customers, Technicians and Technical Communicators
  • Strong communication skill, both written and verbal, to able to communicate with a wide variety of personel including internal and external customers, upselling parts and service as required
  • Prior experience as a Service Technician in a Heavy Truck or Trailer business is preferred




Any Duties and Responsibilities described within the Careers Page are not a comprehensive list, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.


Michigan CAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law                                          

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