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Machine Repair - 2nd Shift

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Location: South Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2020

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Job Description


As a Machine Repair Mechanic at Caterpillar Inc., you will 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.


Job duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components:

    • Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Ingersoll, Innse, and Pama and variety of others in the machine shop

    • Various cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers, and robots.

  • Install, repair, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, ball screws, precision bearings, scraping principles, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop

    • Leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, and tube bending




Required Qualifications:


Journeyman Machine Repair/Millwright (state Indentured) or, Associate Degree in Mechanical field or, Union Journeyman Card or, minimum 5 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and machine tools as a Machine Repair Technician or, equivalent military experience


Minimum of 3 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery tools in an industrial environment OR successful completion of an approved, field-related college/technical school program, a machine repair apprenticeship, military training, or equivalent.


Ability to troubleshoot and repair a variety of complex machine tools to meet customers’ needs.


Ability to read and interpret machine mechanical prints and hydraulic schematics.


To qualify for maximum rate at this classification, employee must satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in theory and application relative to machine tool repair


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Skilled and experienced with preventative and predictive maintenance practices and technology. 

  • Metal fabrication skills. 

  • Familiar with ball screw repair, repair of precision spindles, and ability to do precision laser alignments on machine tools.

  • Ability to communicate and build strong relationships with internal/external customers/stakeholders

Additional Information:

This position is located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in South Milwaukee, WI and is part of Caterpillar's Surface Mining & Technology Division. This position is  2nd  shift. Starting pay is $26.33 with incremental increases at 12 months of active work until reach $28.52 plus an additional $0.70  night shift premium for 2nd shift. Full-time benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as a matching Tax-Deferred Savings Plan. No relocation assistance is available.


Caterpillar 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


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

Please ensure you frequently check the email account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.  

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Jun 11, 2020


United States