to set you up for a career as a diesel technician
The objective of our work-study internship is for high school students to get a hands-on education learning about the heavy equipment, ag equipment and diesel technology industries. We provide our interns with an experience in the industry before they decide to make an investment into a diesel technology education and career. A service department work-study internship at Butler Machinery gives students exposure to many departments within our company, while they get on-the-job training alongside a full-time service technician mentor.
At Butler Machinery, work-study students will experience working alongside and learning from some of the best and brightest technicians in the industry. They will be exposed to satellite-based navigation systems, sophisticated computer-based diagnostics, electronically-controlled engines, state-of-the-art hydraulics and more. Our intentions are to develop future diesel service technicians who possess critical thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, who want to grow a career in the Butler service department. Our work-study interns are each assigned a mentor who is knowledgeable in the company and an expert in the field of diesel technology.
Did you know that 60-70% of jobs are in technical fields? That means the traditional four-year college degree is no longer the only option!
Butler Machinery’s work-study internship has many benefits to students, and has the potential to set them up for a successful, lucrative, lifelong career as a diesel service technician. Through this experience, students can expect to get:
- Listens well and communicates effectively
- Is willing to learn
- Enjoys physical, hands-on work
- Wants to be challenged
- Can solve problems
- Takes pride in his or her work
- Is a team player
- Is 16 years old, or older (requirement)
If you are still unsure if Butler Machinery's work-study internship program is right for you or your student, we'd love to connect with you to provide more information and answer your questions, introduce you to our team, set up a day to job shadow us or give you a tour of a Butler store. To help guide you a little further, we can also give you access to a free career aptitude test to see if a future in the equipment industry is right for you.
If you'd like to connect with us, please fill out the form, send an email to HaileyHanson@butlermachinery.com or call 605.226.5004.