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Caterpillar, Inc. MAINTENANCE MECHANIC -A-V -LAFAYETTE, IN in Michigan

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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.

Maintenance Mechanic-A-V - $5,000 Sign On Bonus

2nd & 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.

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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!

The Large Power Systems Division in Lafayette, Indiana currently has an opening for a Maintenance Mechanic-A-V . An industrial maintenance mechanic includes the primary purposes of installing, maintaining, upgrading and fabricating machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings in an industrial establishment. Perform all duties of general labor, pipefitter, and carpenter. This position will also perform the specific duties of a welder, such as arc welding, mig welding, tig welding, oxyacetylene cutting, and brazing.

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

  • Applicants who receive an interview must be proficient in welding and must pass a 6G-weld test prior to starting this position.

  • Applicant must possess a thorough understanding of welding equipment and processes Examples: stick, mig, tig & brazing, flux core & solid core wire.

  • Welding experience in the following materials would be helpful: 4130, 8620, various varieties of mild steel, aluminum & cast iron, and pipe. Applicant must be able to fit threaded and welded pipe.

  • Possess the ability to operate the following equipment: brake press, shear, band saw, forklift(s) up to 50K, wheel loader, skid steer, mobile crane, man-lift, hydraulic press etc.

  • Applicant must be able to read, understand and fabricate using prints, and work within tight tolerances.

  • Applicant should have an understanding of leveling and alignment of equipment, alignment of shafts, lubrication principles, pipe threading and fitting, and tube bending.

  • Applicant should possess basic electrical skills, advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and the ability to operate required tools to complete the repair or fabrication task.

  • Successful candidate must pass confined space training & maintain confined space certification.

  • Applicant’s direct day to day responsibilities will be maintenance, working with engineering teams, and general Central Shop duties.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an accredited weld training school or have extensive welding and fabrication experience.

  • Applicant should have previous alignment experience in machine tool, equipment (conveyor, cranes, etc.), and shaft alignment.

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

  • Shift: 2nd (3:00pm-11 :00pm) & 3 rd (11:00pm-7:00am)

  • This solicitation is not for an apprenticeship program.

  • 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 plus 6% shift premium. Higher rates 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 - (Prorated based upon start date)

  • 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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