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Caterpillar, Inc. LEVEL 4 CNC MACHINIST TECHNICIAN -2nd & 3rd Shift- LAFAYETTE, IN in Kentucky

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Job Description:

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.

LEVEL 4 CNC MACHINIST TECHNICIAN - Multiple Positions Available - 2nd & 3rd Shift

$1500 Sign On Bonus $28.55/hour starting pay + 6 % Shift Differential

Location: Lafayette, Indiana

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Incentives/Bonus Opportunities, Matching 401k available day one.

www.caterpillar.com/careers : Apply online and create a candidate account.


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!

This position description is for Level 4 CNC Machinist within the Large Power Systems Division located in our Lafayette, IN facility.

Candidates must have a strong background with experience in boring milling, drilling and reaming. Must have knowledge of CNC programs and be able to make offset adjustments as required.

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

  • Responsible for production, quality, housekeeping and other related duties associated with the operation and set up of CNC and NC controlled machines, transport material, audit, operate wash tanks and operate some manual operations.

  • Interpret CNC programs Job Instruction Sheet, CMM data, Gageit (gage tracking) and accountable for processes by monitoring Infinity.

  • At times may be required to work overtime to support the manufacturing requirements.

  • Must have the ability to trouble shoot and solve problems dealing with machine, tooling, and program malfunction and solve everyday problems.

  • Must be able to manage time and work well in a team environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment: multi-axis CNC machining experience, ability to program CNC machines with Fanuc, Siemens or other controllers.

  • Strong working knowledge of machining principles; basic SPC, blueprint reading; understanding of geometric tolerances; ability to interpret CMM reports; quality data; and work experience in a lean manufacturing environment.

  • Must pass CNC skills assessment in order to win position

  • Required to stay in section for 12 months except for a promotion or nights to days move

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.

  • Some positions require the ability to perform tasks on a moving conveyor under time constraints

  • Some positions require the ability to climb ladders, stairs, work on platforms and work at heights

  • Some positions require the ability to work in confined spaces

  • Some positions require the ability to wear a respirator

  • Must be able to lift and manipulate engine components during the assembly process

  • Must be able to use hand and pneumatic tools as well as automatic torque equipment

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.

  • This position is a full time position with full benefits.

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

  • Please Attach an Updated Resume

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

  • 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.

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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.

Not ready to apply? Join our Talent Community (http://flows.beamery.com/caterpillarinc/talcom) .

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.