Terex Equipment Services announced its national competition for technicians. - Photo: Terex/Work Truck

Terex Equipment Services announced its national competition for technicians.

Photo: Terex/Work Truck

Terex Equipment Services will host a nationwide competition for Terex service technicians this summer. The champion will win a trip to The Utility Expo in September in Louisville, Ky., and other prizes.

Terex Equipment Services employs hundreds of technicians working as mobile techs or at 21 service centers around the country, delivering full service on any brand of aerial lift, mobile elevating work platform, digger derrick, crane, telehandler, and related equipment.

“Terex service technicians provide hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical troubleshooting and repair, they are able to do transfers and rebuilds, capable of cylinder repair, and many are certified welders. We decided to hold this inaugural Technician Rodeo to highlight the unique skills these team members bring to helping customers keep their equipment up and running, and to promote this as a career path,” said Cody Curran, Training Specialist.

Terex Equipment Services Competition

To begin the competition, participants will conduct a yearly inspection of a Genie scissor lift at regional sites.

This inspection is crucial to ensuring that the equipment is functioning correctly, and points will be awarded for completing the task within a specified time, identifying any defects, correctly documenting the results, and adhering to safety procedures.

Those who win at the regional level will proceed to the finals at Terex Utilities' Watertown, S.D. headquarters in August, where they will be tested on their ability to perform an annual inspection of a digger derrick.

A 2020 research report from the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation found that the construction and utilities industries may need to fill more than 73,000 technician positions by 2025.

The report also noted that public awareness of advanced technologies in manufacturing is growing.

“Terex invests in its employees, providing them with the tools, training, and knowledge to succeed. To be a technician at Terex requires an eagerness to learn and basic mechanical skills. Our early talent development programs and training courses provide the path for technicians to take their careers to the next step,” said Evan Johnston, Field Service Supervisor.

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