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Machine Demonstrator / Instructor

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Location: Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2020

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Job Description


As part of the multinational Caterpillar organization, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, the Malaga Demonstration & Learning Center (MDLC), Spain, has an exciting opportunity for a Demonstrator Instructor.

Job Purpose

A Demonstrator Instructor at Caterpillar is a highly skilled machine operator who effectively and safely demonstrates Caterpillar products to provide operation and application training to our customers, dealers, and internal personnel. In addition, members of this team will: 

  • Contribute to marketing programs
  • Provide support to dealers and customers in the sale of Caterpillar products and services
  • Deliver an outstanding experience for all equipment related programs globally at various demonstration and learning centers, dealer locations, and customer job sites
  • Utilize vast knowledge of product and application for practical experience in order to assist product groups in research and development of new products

The Demonstrator Instructor has a fast-paced and ever-changing workday. This role is part of a small team of extraordinary operators who wear several hats. The team motto is "perfect is close enough," and that is the approach taken every single day. In this role, you could be working on a project in the field, training customer operators, demonstrating equipment, conducting a machine photoshoot, or helping with the development of future products. This team is perfect for those who are always looking for a new challenge and enjoys frequently changing scenery. You can see the world and travel to exciting locations to help the dealer deliver a new machine, provide support for a trade show, or conduct a production study utilizing the Scale Truck. The one constant for the team: the dedication to perfection and full commitment to service and presentation when representing Caterpillar and the Malaga Demonstration and Learning Center. 


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

  • Operate equipment in product demonstration sequences and narrate from the cab to highlight features and capabilities, communicate operating techniques, display effective application and safety practices, and demonstrate various technologies available on our products

  • Become a certified equipment trainer on all Caterpillar product families

  • Evaluate pre-production and current product in order to perform a competitive analysis of similar products available in the market

  • Support Caterpillar initiatives for Industry Trade Shows

  • Support the delivery and setup of new machines for the customer and dealers

  • Conduct facility maintenance including site prep, erosion control, road maintenance, etc.

  • Set and conduct job studies on all models of company and competitive product at various job sites and determine productivity using electronic payload weighing cycle timing, and fuel consumption equipment.

  • Provide hands-on and classroom training related to machine operation, application, job efficiency and safety.

  • Extensive travel, greater than 50%


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years of high-level machine operating skills on Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Dozers and Trucks

  • Operational experience on at least four different product family machines

  • Experience with and working knowledge of various construction technologies (i.e. GPS, lasers, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse teams both internally and externally, at all levels of the organization

  • Able to deliver presentations with the highest level of professionalism in a classroom environment, in the field - while being able to win over potentially hostile audiences

  • Able to contribute individually while supporting a tight-knit team to meet required performance deliverables

  • Able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English, any additional European language is a plus

  • Must be able to travel up to 50% annually to both domestic and international destinations


Please submit your CV and presentation letter in English.

Further information about MDLC:

Caterpillar is currently not hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of Spain, which can be found through our employment website at

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Oct 1, 2020