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Mechanical Support Technician- 2nd or 3rd Shift

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 30, 2020

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Job Description


With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 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. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. 

Job Description:

Mechanical Support Technicians will have the responsibility to perform preventive maintenance and lubrication on machines and equipment in the machine shop. One of the primary areas of focus for the Mechanical Support Technician will be in the service level for the chip and coolant handling systems. The Mechanical Support Technician will also provide assistance to the Machine Repairmen to accomplish various “two persons” tasks on equipment in the facility. This individual will autonomously perform minor mechanical repairs and process duties such as unplugging sluices, replacing way wipers, piping, and elimination of air, coolant, and hydraulic leaks.


Job Requirements:


 This solicitation is not for a mechanical apprenticeship program. Applicant must have thorough understanding and possess basic welding and cutting skills, lubrication principles, and pipe-fitting.  Applicant must have previous experience with preventive maintenance in an industrial environment on CNC machine tools, conveyors, robots and/or coolant systems. The applicant will be required to work at heights, climb ladders, work underground, and in confined spaces. They should be willing to work overtime, such as weekends, holidays and shutdowns. Applicant must possess and show strong interpersonal skills and apply customer based services.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Have a minimum of 5 years industrial maintenance experience and or an industrial maintenance degree or certificate
  • Basic electrical and print reading will be required along with a thorough understanding of the basic knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication, systems, and welding skills.
Top candidates will also:
  • Work large amounts of overtime opportunities to support production demands.
  • Possess and show strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation and apply customer based focus.
Physical Requirements:
  •  Must be able to work at heights, climb ladders, work underground, and in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to carry up to 40 lbs.
 Additional Information:
* Positions available (2 on 2nd Shift), and (2 on 3rd Shift)
* No relocation reimbursement is offered for this position
* Full time position with full benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, 401K with 6% company match, etc.)
* Please attach an updated resume

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). All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Sep 30, 2020


United States