Technician Hybrid


Omaha, NE, US, 68110


Whether it is concepting new ideas or improving an existing product to enhance productivity – Ceres is ready to help bring ideas to life. We provide concept generation, detailed design, prototyping, testing, refinement, as well as manufacturing specialized machinery and purpose-built attachments.  Our team of Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical Certified Professional Engineers has nearly 100 years of combined experience, and they, along with our technicians, welders and fabricators, complete our team of experts in analyzing concept generation, designing, and specifying components for complex systems and then bring them to life through our manufacturing capabilities.


The Shop / Field Technician is responsible for designing, developing and assembling complex custom railway systems and circuits to meet customer needs and requests in a shop environment.  In order to best serve CERES customers, the Technician is called on to provide field support as needed.  This involves inspecting, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and servicing customer machines in a field environment. As a systems expert for CERES, the Technician makes machine improvement recommendations to the design team based on feedback collected from the field. 



  • Assists design team with engineering of new hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems/circuits to meet customer needs and requests. Designs new systems/circuits to operate new and older attachments.
  • Repairs damaged or improper functioning equipment and attachments. 
  • Removes, installs, repairs, disassembles, assembles, performs failure analysis of all Caterpillar Maintenance of Way equipment including engines, attachments, electrical systems, hydraulics, transmissions, power train, brakes, steering, and electronic and computer applications.
  • Conducts necessary inspections, troubleshooting, machine performance and diagnostic tests, and interprets results to make independent decisions to repair damaged or improperly functioning equipment and attachments. 
  • Troubleshoots any circuit or failure by use of computer software, hand and pneumatic tools. References CAT Service Information Systems (SIS) to locate service letters and service magazines pertaining to failures and technical issues.
  • Tests and adjusts new, used and updated products/machinery to ensure new designs, circuits and products are set to perform to fullest potential.
  • Performs work in the field, shop, or at customer locations which can include overtime and overnight assignments. 
  • Repairs machines without error and consistently repairs machines within the time requirement guidelines.


*If you have any questions prior to applying, please reach out to our Recruiting team at or 402-891-7555.


  • Medical (and FSA/HSA plans), Dental, Vision Insurances
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Company-paid Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and In-house Training Dept.
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Safety Glasses and Boot Program



Ceres specializes in equipment and attachments that require a high degree of mechanical, hydraulic and/or electrical functionality.  Our team of engineers, along with our technicians, welders and fabricators, have over 100 years of combined experience in:  

  • Concept Generation  
  • Design  
  • Specifying complex systems  
  • Manufacturing capabilities  


Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions. Ceres shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  


* The job duties listed in this job posting do not constitute a complete and exclusive list.  Ceres further reserves the right to modify job duties, at any time and in its sole discretion, to meet the needs of the Company.  


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs