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Utilities Electrician - 2nd or 3rd Shift

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2020

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Job Description


For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.7 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.


Job Description/Requirements:

Responsibility to electrically troubleshoot and repair complex machines and related equipment that perform assembly, torque and material movement functions in the assembly areas. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components: electrical repairs to utilities, test cells, building and grounds, PLC controlled machines, overhead crane systems, boiler systems and high voltage systems.

  • Example of related equipment: Boilers, overhead cranes and hoists, conveyors, torque tools, washers, ABB robots, paint booth, Test Cells and High voltage equipment.

  • Possess the ability to install, repair, and maintain PLC operated machinery, high voltage systems including and not limited to breakers, interrupters, transformers and capacitors.

  • Applicant must be able to read and understand machine electrical prints, and have a basic understanding of mechanical prints.

  • Applicant should have experience in laying out and bending and running conduit and pulling wire of all sizes.

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

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


This solicitation is NOT for an electrical apprenticeship program: 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must have successfully completed an approved electrical apprenticeship program or possess a minimum of five years of experience in the electrical repair of equipment described in this job posting
  • Applicant must be able to prove a strong knowledge and experience of the following.
  • Strong knowledge of PLC including being able to read and edit code, and go online to various types of controllers using an external device.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Allen Bradley, Siemens power supplies, drives and controls.  Such as Servo and VFD experience troubleshooting, setting up and replacing.
  • Must have strong experience reading and understanding line drawings, electrical prints/schematics and be able to make decisions from that.
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot motors and motor controls.
  • Must be proficient in using various electronic calibration equipment and computers.
  • Must have a strong background in Medium Voltage (up to 13kV) transfer switches, interrupters, transformers, breakers including trip units.
  • Must have experience in facilities and building maintenance including lighting and multiple types of voltage circuits. i.e., 24VDC, 120AC, 208AC….13kV.
 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 pass the color blindness test
  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces
 Additional Information:
  • Positions available on 2nd and 3rd Shifts
  • Candidates relocating from 75 miles or more from 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 provide 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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Jan 28, 2020


United States