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Industrial Electrician 2nd or 3rd Shift -- Mapleton, Illinois

Location: Mapleton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2020

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Job Description


For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop, infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. 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.

As an Electrician at Caterpillar, Inc., you will be responsible for building, installing, and repairing electrical components used on machine tools and plant equipment. You will use your technical knowledge to troubleshoot and repair complex electrical equipment.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Electrically troubleshoot and repair complex machine tools and related equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair relay logic machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines
  • Apply knowledge of electronic circuits to locate defects using instruments
  • Test faulty equipment
  • Calibrate and service electronic testing instruments
  • Support electrical aspects of new equipment installations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining electrical equipment in an industrial environment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing CNC/PLC controlled machines.
  • Experience with AC/DC analog and digital drives.
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate or higher proficiency in reading and interpreting machine tool prints/schematics
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Ability to operate basic tools to complete the job 
  • Demonstrate comprehension of oral instructions and/or printed work orders to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in electrical theory and application relating to plant operations equipment


Physical Requirements:
  • Must pass the color blindness test
  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces


Top candidates will also have:  

  • Electrician certification
  • Self-starter and self motivated individual who works well individually in a team environment
  • Willingness to work overtime to support production demands
Additional Information:
  • This position is available on 2nd or 3rd shift
  • No relocation reimbursement is offered
  • This position is located at the Caterpillar foundry facility located in Mapleton, IL. The pay for this position starts at $28.37/hr plus a $.60 night shift premium for 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Opportunity for overtime may be available based on demand.
  • Full time with full benefits
Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the spam/junk folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

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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Dec 2, 2020


United States

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