If you’re ready, willing and able to dive in and make things happen, you could be on the Western States Cat team.

As you would imagine, our objective is to make Western States Cat stronger every year, and we can only do that with the right people – those who understand what it takes to work here. And, we will put you in a position that’s best suited to grow your skills.

Of course, it’s important to know what we’re looking for in an employee, and here’s what we place high priority on: a diligent work ethic; a spirit of collaboration, a curiosity for learning new things; being a dependable ally for co-workers; and having a passion for customer care.

For decades, Western States has been dedicated to creating a company culture focused on engaging employees and exceeding customer expectations. We strive for long-term success by encouraging continuous improvement, building strong relationships and striving for excellence. We are a team; we grow together.

“What I like about our culture is… it’s a big family. Away from work and when you’re here, we’re all part of something better. It’s encouraging to know that everybody pushes each other and our group of people are committed to doing the best job each and every day.”

– Alex Freter, General Sales Manager

“Here at Western States, it doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, or how experienced you are, we really interact very well together. At the end of the day, we’re on a team and if we’re not going to act as a team and cooperate as a team, we’re not going to be successful.”

– Padon Papke, Service Foreman

“Western States is a team of people trying to do the best for not only our clients, but our own employees, to represent Caterpillar as best we can.”

– Larry Moritz, Product Support Sales Rep

Your career could be on a jobsite, at the counter, in front of a computer screen or perhaps in a role you did not realize even existed. Odds are, we are a more diverse company than you might think – with a host of paths to professional satisfaction and success.


• Diesel Technician
• Power Generation Field Technician
• Heavy Equipment Technician
(all levels of experience needed)
• Parts Warehouse
• Parts Counter Sales
• Rental Coordinator
• Inventory Analyst/Purchasing
• Heavy Haul/CDL Driver
• Safety
• Information Technology
• Marketing
• Finance

We believe each role is critical to the success of the organization and every member of our team matters! We require a broad range of skills and we’re looking for career oriented people who want to perform at their best.


“The type of people that are successful at Western States are the people that are driven and career oriented. They are willing to put in the hours and the hard work to benefit themselves and the company.”

– Mike Bettencourt, Service Technician

Once you are on board, expect to grow. Western States offers formal career development programs for technicians, parts and sales employees. Western States also offers training for management and leadership skills. Each program is blend of on-line and on-the-job learning and provides a pathway to improve your skills and prepare for the next step in your career.


• Five Star Client Experience Service
• Leadership
• Sales Academy
• Technician Career Development
• Parts Development Plan
• New Manager Training
• Tuition Reimbursement

Western States has a rich tradition of promoting our people, and many of our current leaders started here in entry-level jobs and grew their way through multiple promotions.

At Western States, safety is more than a slogan. It is a core value that we focus on every day, everywhere. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety for every one of our employees, and along with safety, we create clean, orderly work environments.

Like family, we watch out for each other to ensure everyone goes home safely each day. Employee Safety Advocate Teams at each store work closely with our regional Safety Managers to resolve any concerns. A variety of skill certifications (MSHA New Miner, OSHA 10, HAZWOPER, rigging, forklift operation, and more) are offered regularly. In addition, daily tool-box talks, Smiths Driving training, regular facility and equipment inspections and more contribute to our goal of sending everyone home safely, everyday.

“Safety at Western States is a big focus and I find myself now using the same things that I’ve learned at work, I’m carrying on in my own personal life, even in my own personal vehicle.”

– Nels Hammack, Sales Representative

Western States offers a full array of competitive benefits.

• Health, dental and vision insurance
• FSA and HSA
• Fidelity 401k with company match and profit sharing
• Life and disability insurance
• Educational reimbursements, tool loans, safety boot stipend
• Employee Assistance Program
• Parental leave
• Company negotiated discounts w/ Verizon, Dell, and more


Here, safety is first and foremost and always


We play to win, have the courage to change
and strive for quality in everything we do.


We take pride in being honest and
trusted to always do the right thing.


Together, with respect, care, and support,
we will achieve amazing outcomes for
our clients and communities.


Taking responsibility for our actions
and results is how we work.

Western States Equipment is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our practice to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions and related entities will be made on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy and commitment to ensure equal opportunity is provided in all employment opportunities and practices, regardless of race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Western States Equipment Company is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail [email protected] or call toll-free 1-866-973-4473. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under law, please CLICK HERE.

Meet Some Of Our Team.

  • Carrie Mayer

    Carrie Mayer

    Marketing Coordinator

  • Dan Neace

    Dan Neace

    Service Foreman

  • Chris Stoddard

    Chris Stoddard

    Service Manager

  • Jerad Childers

    Jerad Childers

    Sales Rep

  • Ryan Walker

    Ryan Walker

    EPG Field Technician

  • Nels Hammack

    Nels Hammack

    Sales Rep

  • Scott Kneale

    Scott Kneale

    Regional Service Manager