ThinkBIG Student Job at Quinn Group, Inc, Santa Maria, CA

  • Quinn Group, Inc
  • Santa Maria, CA

Job Description

ThinkBIG is designed to prepare individuals to become successful, CAT dealer technicians, and future leaders in our industry. Students will learn how to work on many types of Caterpillar equipment including agricultural, construction, and earthmoving equipment. The Dealer Service Technology Program combines technical and academic education with real world experience through paid on-the-job training. Throughout this 4-year program, students will learn about engine fundamentals, machine hydraulics, fuel systems, electrical systems, transmissions and torque converters, undercarriage, final drives and more!


Once you have been accepted into this world-class program, you will have the opportunity to experience future careers firsthand through on-the-job training, designated mentors, and working alongside high performing teams that truly want you to succeed. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science from San Joaquin Delta College and join the Quinn Company’s family as full-time employees.

Starting wage will depend on experience and education. $20.95-$21.95

  • Successfully complete placement testing, achieving minimum college requirements at San Joaquin Delta College and have a minimum score of 70 on the mechanical aptitude test.
  • Be available to alternate 9 weeks at Delta College with 9 weeks at the Dealership during the first two years of the program.
  • Complete all required general education and Caterpillar classes at San Joaquin Delta College with at least a 2.0 GPA (“C” Average) in each class. Complete all required e-learning.
  • Successfully complete job assignments as directed by the mentor at each dealership.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude throughout the program and after completion of the program.
  • Demonstrate Quinn Company Values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Quality, and Service.
  • Upon graduation, work full time as an Think BIG Apprentice for two years to attain Journey Level certificate.
  • High School diploma or GED. High school seniors getting ready to graduate from high school are also eligible to apply.
  • Minimum three letters of recommendation.
  • Mechanical aptitude test
  • Completion of ThinkBIG interview.

Interested applicants are required to complete the online employment application. Once submitted, you will be contacted to discuss the program and necessary steps in the selection process.

Successful candidates will receive written notification of their conditional acceptance into the program and will be required to complete the pre-employment screening process.


Quinn is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/DV

Quinn Group, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, all applicable veteran status or disabled veteran status. Quinn Group, Inc. has established an Affirmative Action Plan to promote the employment and advancement of members of those covered groups identified by statute and regulations, including minorities, women, qualified disabled individuals and all Veterans and disabled Veterans


Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship,

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