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Information Technology Student Trainee - High School (Pontiac, IL)

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Location: Pontiac, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 25, 2020

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Job Description


The Student Trainee Program allows students the opportunity to work at Caterpillar while going to school. 


Caterpillar's legacy of industry leadership dates back to 1925. We have a global footprint with product in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar is a Fortune 100 company that makes up the most diverse product line in the industry with more than 300 products. We work in industries that provide long-term economic value: commodities (mining, oil and gas); infrastructure (heavy construction, rail, paving, quarry and aggregate); and building construction (residential, commercial, standby power, industrial engines and forestry). 


At Caterpillar you will have global exposure and opportunities, deep employee and leadership development resources and a compelling career path to make it possible to have the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career without needing to "start over" at a new company. Even while building deep expertise in one function, our employees can experience different career opportunities by moving between our many business units, locations and product lines throughout their career. 



High School students considered for information technology positions should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office, web site maintenance, computer hardware/software and/or HTML. All positions require working in a team environment and demonstrating quality customer service. Responsibilities vary from job to job, but may include:
•Networking and technical support
•Mainframe and basic programming.

Considerations include education or experience in the information technology field. In addition, successful performance requires sound judgment, motivation, effective interaction with others and the ability to handle an array of responsibilities.


These positions are open to Pontiac, IL area High School students only. 


Required Qualifications: 

• Must be 16 years of age by June 2020 

• Must have and maintain a 2.8 / 4.0 cumulative GPA 

• Must be a full time student attending a Pontiac, IL area High School

• Must have reliable transportation 

• Must be able to work 15-20 hours per week while attending school full time 


Desired Qualifications: 

• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel 

• Demonstrated leadership 

• Participation in school clubs and organizations   


These are part time temporary openings located in the Pontiac, IL facility. Relocation is not available. 


This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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

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May 25, 2020


United States