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Tractor and Equipment Operator

Location: Washington, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020

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Job Description


What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience?

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people. Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.


Caterpillar is, and will remain, a global leader. All of our achievements—our ability to power the world’s infrastructure, our cutting-edge products and services and our world-class supply chain—are only possible because we employ the very best talent.  Work with the best!


Caterpillar products set the standard for the industry we fully expect to continue to hold this position through the continual evolution of existing product, design and launch of new products and the integration of leading-edge technologies.  A significant component of our design and test process is to put equipment into operation as it would be on a jobsite.  If you enjoy operating, testing and troubleshooting heavy equipment, we have a great opportunity for you as a Heavy Equipment Operator at our Peoria Proving Ground.  As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will perform expert engineering evaluations and/or testing on various models of construction equipment or other product lines while using safe work practices.  This may also include utilizing your expertise and advanced skills to lead projects and/or teams to complete site work in support of engineering tests or facility work.

Specifically, you can expect to:
  • Perform operational evaluations of major equipment systems including but not limited to engine, transmission, final drive, hydraulics, electrical, etc.  
  • Read Safe Job Procedures, Standard Test Procedures, and work orders for directions and safe operating practices.
  • Evaluate performance characteristics, serviceability, and safety aspects of all equipment.
  • Communicate through verbal and written reports with engineers, technical staff, visitors, customers and other employees.
  • Maintain field test sites, roadways, and drainage.
  • Perform onsite demonstrations, test work, and required training
  • Travel is less than 10%


The successful candidate must bring (basic qualifications):
  • At least 5 years of experience in advanced earth moving concepts and equipment applications.
  • Advanced construction equipment operating skills, knowledge of field applications, ability to diagnose application problems, and the potential to deal successfully with new concepts and analytical requirements.
  • Expert operating proficiency on at least 2 Heavy Equipment product lines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
 Top candidates will bring:
  • 10 years of experience in advanced earth moving concepts and equipment applications, preferably in the heavy equipment industry outside of Caterpillar
  • Basic computer data entry and word processing
  • Prior experience setting up and running machines with GPS, Accugrade, UTS, and Laser equipment
  • Commitment to safety always
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner with internal and external customers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the technical staff, visitors and customers
  • Lift up to 75 lbs. / 35 lbs. frequently 
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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Oct 13, 2020


United States