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Tooling Technician-3rd Shift

Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2019

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Job Description


Build more than machines. Build a career.

You might start your career in one of our prime product facilities, where we manufacture equipment like wheel loaders or excavators. Then you may move on to an engine plant, a remanufacturing facility, or even a role in logistics, HR or another area altogether. Working at Caterpillar gives you the opportunity to experience many different businesses within one company. We encourage you to explore various functions and develop skills in new areas.

Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel, gas and reman, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, and the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling which are used to power oil & gas, electric power, marine, rail and Cat machine applications around the world.

Caterpillar-Lafayette-Tooling Technician 3rd Shift located at our Lafayette, IN Engine Facility. In this role, you will perform a variety of functions in the construction, alteration and repair of jigs, fixtures, gauges, metal working dies and machine tool parts. You will be required to trouble shoot and repair jigs, fixtures, dies, etc. on the shop floor. #LI

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Set up, operation, and adjustments on one or more machine tools to perform machining operations for dies, jigs, fixtures, repair parts, miscellaneous tooling, experimental parts, etc. to required tolerances
  • Determine methods and procedures applicable to operations to be performed, which include improvising of setups, selection of materials and tooling
  • Use of gauges, performs basic welding and heat treatment
  • General housekeeping and other duties as assigned to maintain a safe and productive department
  • CNC controlled machines is required in this position 
  • Work overtime when necessary


Basic Qualifications:
  • 6+ years' Job Shop or Tool Room experience and/or an Associates Degree from an accredited Technical School with four years experience and/or completion of an accredited four year Toolmaker Apprenticeship.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Successful completion of the Tooling Services Intermediate Math test
  • Knowledge and ability to layout complex tool room jobs
  • Ability to hold tight tolerances on grinding, lathe work, and CNC milling/drilling work
  • Machinist skills (ALL types: Grinders, Mills, Lathes, Drills, Welding, Heat Treat, Jig/Bore grinding, etc.)
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair fixtures, tooling, and machines in the shop
  • Ability to gauge tight tolerance parts
  • Ability to determine heat treat required and perform said functions
  • Systems knowledge (ERS, JMI, JIS, HN, RASTAR)
  • Willing to work over time when necessary

Additional Information:

  • Shifts:3rd Shift 
  • Located In Lafayette, IN
  • This position is full time, with full benefits including: 401K with 6% company match.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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Your road to success is built through a Caterpillar career. As part of the talented Caterpillar team, you appreciate that working for a global leader creates endless opportunities for you. 

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process. #LI

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
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Jun 13, 2019


United States