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Machine Repair - 2nd or 3rd Shift

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Oct 30, 2019

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Job Description/Requirements:
Responsibility to mechanically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment, that perform milling, drilling, and grinding functions to cast iron and steel components. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components:

  • Examples of equipment to be repaired: Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg, Ingersoll, Toyoda, Niles and a variety of others in the machine shop.

  • Example of related equipment: P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers, ABB robots.

  • Possess the ability to install, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems, ball screws, precision bearings, scraping principles, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop.

  • Applicant must be able to read and understand machine tool prints, work with tight tolerances.

  • Applicant should have a thorough understanding of leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, pipefitting, and tube bending.

  • Applicant must possess basic electrical skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the machine repair job. 

  • Candidate must possess and show strong interpersonal skills and apply customer based service.

  • Applicant must be able to troubleshoot and properly rebuild precision gearboxes and spindles.




This solicitation is NOT for a mechanical apprenticeship program 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must have successfully completed an approved mechanical apprenticeship program or possess extensive experience in the mechanical repair of machine tools and related equipment
Top candidates will also have:
  •  Must be willing to work large amounts of overtime opportunities to support production   demands.
Physical Requirements:
  •  Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces
 Additional Information:
* Positions available on 2nd and 3rd Shift
* Candidates relocating from 75 miles or more from the Lafayette facility are eligible for a $5000         relocation fee
* Full time position with full benefits (Healthcare, dental, vision, 401K with 6% company match, etc.)
* Please attach an updated resume

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

 Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Oct 30, 2019


United States