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Research and Development Mechanic - supplemental

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Location: Washington, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2020

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Job Description


As a Research and Development Mechanic at Caterpillar Inc., you will continuously improve process efficiency by performing the assembling, fitting, and adjusting and/or dismantling required in the construction or disassembly of prototype and pre-production machines.

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

* Work is widely diversified often without established procedures
* Assembly, adjusting, fitting, fabrication and disassembly of components
* Fitting for cooling system, hydraulic system, and wiring harnesses for adaptation of the test device to the test machine.
* Installing necessary test cables, connectors, thermocouples, etc. as required for a test
* Assembly of entire unit of a new design or the build up of subassemblies
* Incorporate improvements and developments in present production models
* Use various precision gauging tools to check accuracy of assembly and fitting operations.
* Plan method and sequence of assembly
* Use all common mechanic's hand tools, portable power tools, power presses, simple machines tools, and powered crane to assemble parts into complete unit, making alterations and hand fitting parts when necessary
* Makes suggestions concerning methods of overcoming difficulties encountered in assembly/disassembly, reasons for parts failure,
* Initiate possible changes in design to correct failure, and any other pertinent issues or data gained while performing assembly, disassembly, or component fit-up on machine.


Required Qualifications:

* Possess 2-year technical degree in a field such as: earthmoving machines, diesel engines, automotive. Or, candidate must have earthmoving equipment dealer or military service technician experience greater than 2 years

Desired Qualifications:

* Heavy equipment or diesel engine experience

Relocation assistance is not available for this position

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

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

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Sep 9, 2020


United States