Service Manager - Timber and Refuse for Crane Loader


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning are more than words. We strive daily to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, can harness their passion, drive and motivation to make a significant impact!

As a global company, PALFINGER offers its customers worldwide hydraulic lifting solutions and stands for the most innovative, reliable and efficient lifting, loading and handling solutions for use on commercial vehicles (PALFINGER Products). In North America, our product portfolio qualifies PALFINGER as a complete truck-equipment solution provider. Furthermore, as a PALFINGER North America Region member, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment. 

Are you ready to help us lift anything and reach new heights in your career? Apply now. 


PALFINGER is searching for a Epsilon Timber & Refuse Loader Service Manager. We are located in Schaumburg, IL This position reports to the Regional Director of Customer Service .


  • Troubleshoot electric, electronic and hydraulic system issues via phone, email and on-site if needed. 
  • Interfacing and supporting other departments within the organization (e.g. Sales, Spare Parts, Service, Network Development, etc.)
  • Take care of warranty cases and claims for the product line and support reporting for the region.
  • Support and update documentation as necessary. (Spare part catalog, owner / install manuals, etc.)
  • Identify repeat issues and work with engineering to find solutions.
  • Interfacing and supporting other departments within the organization (e.g. Sales, Spare Parts, Network Development, Quality management, etc.)
  • Travel for on-site service partner support, repairs, troubleshooting and providing basic service training to build sustainable and good working relationships with our partners.
  • Follow up with dealers, and service partners on key service issues.
  • Liaison with design contacts in the United States and Europe to report issues and work together to help resolve market service issues.
  • Work closely with training staff to provide feedback from market service issues.
  • Planned service visits to dealers and service partners as a support role.


  • 5+ years of years of experience in the areas of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Technical training and education in mechanical, electrical, or hydraulics would be an asset
  • Strong technical knowledge with the ability to read and understand technical specifications
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Region North America and to PALFINGER sites in Europe
  • Must be well organized, a self-starter and career-minded individual
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office products 
  • Ability to work an entire shift in an office, hot and/or cold industrial manufacturing environments
  • Stand, walk, climb, balance, kneel, crouch, crawl and sit 
  • Use of hands/fingers to feel or handle equipment/tools 
  • A second language skill (German or Spanish) could be an asset

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation.

  • 401(k) with Company match.

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short- and long-term disability (depending upon state). Wellness program offered. 

  • Paid Company holidays and paid Personal Time Off (PTO).

  • Opportunity for continuous learning and career growth.

This job posting describes the general nature of work performed by employees within this classification. The information on this posting is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of all responsibilities required of employees assigned to this. Other duties may be assigned.

PALFINGER is not utilizing any external recruiting agencies for this opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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JoAnn Petersen

Sr. HR Business Partner
Omaha Standard LLC
3501 South 11th Street | IA 51501 Council Bluffs, IA | United States

Schaumburg, IL

2324 Palmer Drive
60173 Schaumburg
United States
Palfinger Schaumburg, IL

Location benefits

  • Commuter Program
  • Competitive PTO Program
  • Hybrid or Remote Work (Depending on Position)
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Plan
  • Employer-Provided Short and Long Term Disability (Depending on State)
  • Wellness Program
  • Doctor on Demand
  • Learning Opportunities
  • On-Site Parking
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Cell Phone (Depending on Position)
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program