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Caterpillar, Inc. Texas FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Internship in San Antonio, Texas

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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.

Internship Summary:

The Industrial Power Systems Division has an exciting two-year internship opportunity for the Texas FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program beginning July 8, 2024, in the Seguin, Schertz, and San Antonio, Texas facilities.

The TX FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) is a five-semester, Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship program. Interns earn their Associate of Applied Science in AMT which combines proven workplace components with the earn-and-learn model.

This position is a part-time paid internship where the intern will be assigned to three-day work week at our facility and attend the TX FAST college program two-days a week.

In this role you will learn the necessary skills of a manufacturing maintenance technician and will develop working knowledge of mechanical theory, HVAC, robotics, automation, machining and LOTO and OSHA Regulations. After successfully completing the two-year internship, you will have the opportunity to become a fulltime Caterpillar Maintenance Technician employee, propelling your career and experience in the assistance of building diesel engines!

What you will learn to do:

  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on assembly equipment, in accordance with work orders and technical documentation under the support and guidance of supervision

  • Respond to service requests and work orders with supervision and direction

  • Use CMMS-generated preventive maintenance worksheets to maintain production facility’s machinery and equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations

  • Perform general building maintenance such as lamp replacement, simple construction, repairing overhead doors, and plumbing

  • Perform basic electrical preventive maintenance, to motors, lights, and electrical panels with direct supervision

  • Learn to operate and to maintain equipment such as fork trucks, conveyors, robotic equipment, and related tools and equipment

  • Lubricate production and material handling equipment in accordance with preventive maintenance schedules

  • Organize lubrication equipment and learn how to recommend changes to lubrication schedules

  • Submit tools/requisitions for lubrication equipment to the appropriate supervisor

  • Develop a strong electrical and mechanical fundamental knowledge

  • Learn to submit and to assist with the resolution of C.P.S. Continuous Improvement cards 

  • Practice the manufacturing core exercises to develop critical thinking and continuous improvement

What you will bring:

  • Be accepted into the Texas FAME AMT program for Fall 2024 Semester

  • Demonstrate professional behavior always for both school and work

  • Basic understanding of the necessary skills required to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a manufacturing facility

  • Proficient critical thinking skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Working knowledge of the proper use of safety equipment

What would make you a top candidate:

  • College ready

  • Successful completion of STEM coursework

  • Perform preventive maintenance for assembly and material-handling equipment

  • General understanding of robotics technology and related systems

  • Understanding of lockout / tag out procedures

  • Experience with basic hand and power tools in an industrial setting

  • Strong understanding of mechanical theory, including the construction and operation of bearings, hydraulics, pneumatics, and conveyors

  • Mechanical knowledge of basic machines (pulleys, levers, etc.), pneumatics, hydraulics, gears, reducers, bearings, lubrication theory, drive components (sheaves, sprockets, chain belts, take-ups), and equipment alignment

  • Knowledge of all phases of cutting and welding 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods 

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations 

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. 

We are committed to ensuring a supportive and accommodating work environment for all employees. Please advise of any reasonable accommodation requests to facilitate your ability to perform the job’s essential functions.

Requirements for Continued Internship Employment

  • To maintain employment as an intern with Caterpillar, you must successfully complete all elements of the AMT Program to remain in the program

  • Completion of the entire academic program (all courses and associate activities)

  • Satisfactory completion of all work and other program evaluations

  • Satisfactory completion of all the Manufacturing Core Exercises (Safety Culture, 5S, TPS-M, Problem Solving, Maintenance Reliability)

  • Earn at least a 'C' in each course of the AMT Program

  • Meet the attendance requirements set for both school and work

  • Successfully complete the Texas FAME AMT theory curriculum and complete all courses (with a 'C' or above)

What you will get:

  • Payrate starting at $17.00 per hour

  • Paid sponsorship for Texas FAME AMT program

  • Company provided uniforms

  • Safety shoe allowance – up to $125.00 annually

  • Climate controlled work environment

  • Clean/safe work environment

  • Opportunity for fulltime Caterpillar position after successful completion of internship

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • Resumes are highly encouraged

  • Internship opportunities are located in San Antonio, Schertz and Seguin, Texas

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

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:

May 15, 2024 - May 27, 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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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.