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Caterpillar, Inc. VEHICLE REPAIRMAN- 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.

VEHICLE REPAIRMAN–$5,000 Sign on Bonus

1st Shift- Starting pay $31.48/hour

3rd Shift - Starting pay $31.48/hour + 6 % Shift Premium

Location: Lafayette, Indiana

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

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!

Vehicle Repairman needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN. In this role, you will perform a variety of functions and be responsible to mechanically and electrically troubleshoot and repair various types of vehicles, including bicycles to 50k ton fork trucks. This includes rail car mover, spotter trucks, fork trucks, mobile cranes, man lifts, trailers, etc.

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

  • Examples of equipment to be repaired: Caterpillar, Raymond, Sroka, and Rico.

  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair AC and DC servos.

  • Must be able to communicate with fork trucks via computer.

  • Applicant must be able to read and understand vehicle prints/schematics.

  • Applicant must possess strong electrical skills and the ability to operate basic tools including but not limited to diagnosing diodes, capacitors and electrical circuits.

  • Applicant must have documented experience in either Zapi, GE, and or Raymond controls.

  • Applicant must have hydraulics troubleshooting experience for cylinders, valves and flow controls.

  • Applicant must have tire press experience.

  • Candidate should have some diesel troubleshooting and repair experience, heavy equipment experience and be able to do basic computer operations in Excel and web based applications.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years ' of vehicle repair experience and/or an Associate’s Degree from an accredited Technical School with four years of experience.

  • This solicitation is not for a vehicle repair apprenticeship program.

  • Applicants must possess extensive experience in the mechanical and electrical repair of various types of vehicles.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Skilled and experienced with preventative and predictive maintenance practices and technology.

  • Metal fabrication skills.

  • Familiar with multimeter usage and the ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams.

  • Ability to communicate and build strong relationships with internal/external customers/stakeholders.

  • Strong commitment to safety and teamwork.

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 confined spaces

Additional Information:

  • Shift: 1st (7:00am – 3:00pm) & 3rd (11:00pm – 7:00am)

  • Location: Lafayette, IN

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

  • Please Attach an Updated Resume

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

  • Starting hourly pay rate of $31.48 earn up to $39.98 . Higher rates are offered based on Experience.

  • 40-hour work weeks with potential for Overtime

  • 18 days / 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.

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