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Mechanical / Wiring Technician - 1st shift

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Location: Alpharetta, GA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2020

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Large Electric Power provides industry-leading distributed generation products, systems and services to help our customers and Dealers succeed. Caterpillar Switchgear supplies Cat dealers with Cat branded low- and medium- voltage switchgear, stand-alone synchronizing controls, and automatic transfer switches in North America. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, CAT Switchgear supports complex electrical interface and controls associated with integrated power solutions. 

Caterpillar Electric Power Division currently has an opening for a Mechanical Wiring Technician position supporting the Alpharetta, GA facility. This position will be required to interpret mechanical assembly drawings to assemble and fabricate electric power system projects. Candidate must have the ability to use various hand tools as it relates to sub-pan and systems assemblies. Candidate must also be able to work within a project team environment and take direction from Project Lead/Supervisor/Manager.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Assemble sub-pans, door devices and other pertinent power equipment with minimal supervision according to ISO standards and drawings.
Understand the difference between A/C and D/C voltages and able to accurately and timely perform all wiring duties on sub panels, door devices and enclosures. 
Able to apply hardware, engravings, and components according to ISO
Understand how to read part numbers and attach parts to sub panels, door devices and enclosures.
Perform all other duties accurately, timely and be able to meet schedule
Able to perform any other duties assigned by Lead Person /Supervisor/Manager.
Understand the usage of hardware such as screws, bolts, nuts, washers,
And tools according to Procedures Manual.
Read and interpret blue prints
Read parts list
Gather tools and material
Position parts and sub-assemblies
Interpret measurements
Verify specifications
Assemble components
Ensure all parts are fitted and fastened properly
Alter dimensions to fit specification
Troubleshoot malfunctions and perform repairs
Keep a clean and safe working environment
Report errors in product line
Complete quality control forms
Participate in product development


Required Qualifications:
Experience reading and interpreting mechanical schematics
Experience interpreting dimensional drawings
Experience with various tools: hand  tools, band saw, jig saw, hole punch, tape measure
1 to 3 years of related work experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
High School Diploma or GED
Ability to learn new process and procedure within a limited time-frame
Ability to work within a project team with limited supervision and perform tasks within an expectable time-frame

Physical Requirements:
Ability to use hand tools for extended periods of time
Ability to produce door penetrations with mechanical aids

Additional Information:
Shift: 1st
Work Hours: Monday - Thursday 5AM-3:30PM (overtime and weekend work as needed)
Work Location: Alpharetta, GA
Hourly Rate: $15.18 per hour with potential quarterly bonus

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.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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

Relocation assistance is not offered for this position

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Feb 10, 2020


United States