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Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Automation Machine Tool Electrician – $5,000 Sign On Bonus

2nd & 3rd Shift- Starting pay $36.36/hour + 6 % Shift Premium

Location: Lafayette, Indiana

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Incentives/Bonus Opportunities, Matching 401k

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What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

Automation Machine Tool Electricians needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN. Responsibility to electrically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair CNC, PLC, and relay logic-controlled machines.

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

  • Knowledge and experience repairing on or more of the following types of equipment: Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg, Ingersoll, Toyoda, DMG Mori and a variety of other machines in a large industrial machine shop.

  • Examples of related equipment to be repaired: P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, large part washers, ABB robots, CNC machine tools and other equipment in a large industrial machine shop.

  • Examples of machine controllers to be repaired: CNC and PLC equipment with Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon, Indramat, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop.

  • AC/DC analog and digital drives, including Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon, Indramat, and various other drives.

  • Examples of measurement and feedback scale and encoder systems, including Heidenhain, inductosyn, and various other feedback devices.

  • Applicant must possess basic mechanical skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the job.

  • Seeking a team-oriented individual with a positive attitude, good work ethic, with personal initiative and self-motivation.

  • Applicant must be willing to work overtime opportunities to support production demands.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the electrical repair of machine tools and related equipment, including experience with the following:

  • Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg, Ingersoll, Toyoda, and a variety of others in the machine shop.

  • P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers, ABB robots.

  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing relay log machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines, including:

  • CNC and PLC controlled equipment with Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon.

  • Indramat, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop.

  • Experience with AC/DC analog and digital drives, including:

  • Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon, Indramat, and various other drives.

  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate or higher proficiency in readying and interpreting machine tool prints/schematics

  • Basic mechanical skills

  • Ability to operate basic tools to complete the job

  • Self-starter and self-motivated individual who works well individually in a team environment.

Note: Selected candidate must pass the color blindness test and must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Certified electrician

  • Associate Degree in Industrial Automation

Physical Requirements:

  • Candidates for all positions must have the ability to work in a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment.

  • Work may involve frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling, twisting, turning, climbing, and standing on concrete for 8+ hours.

  • All positions also require the ability to lift 40 pounds and withstand frequent repetitive movement of hands with a variety of tooling.

  • Must be able to work in heights and confirmed spaces

Additional Information:

  • Location of this position is in Lafayette, IN

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

  • Shift: 2nd Shift (3:30pm-11 :30pm) & 3 rd Shift (11:30pm-7:30am)

  • Please Attach an Updated Resume

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

  • Starting hourly pay rate of $ 36.36 plus 6% shift premium. Higher rates offered based on experience.

  • 40-hour work weeks with potential for Overtime

  • 144 hours of paid Personal Time Off (PTO) - (Prorated based upon start date)

  • 11 Paid holidays

  • Climate controlled work environment – most areas

  • 100% 401k match up to 6%

  • Health, dental, vision, & life insurance effective first day of employment

  • Quarterly incentive program with potential for annual bonus

  • Clean/safe work environment

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.


Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

July 10, 2024 - October 10, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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