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Tool Maker-3rd Shift

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2020

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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.

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.

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.

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:health, dental, vision, and 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. 

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EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
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Jan 22, 2020


United States