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Caterpillar, Inc. Machine Repair Worker- 2nd & 3rd Shift in Lafayette, Indiana

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:


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 located in Lafayette, IN has an opening for Machine Repair Workers. You will have responsibility to mechanically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment, that perform milling, drilling, and grinding functions to cast iron and steel components. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair the several different types of machines and components.

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

  • Examples of equipment to be repaired: Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg, Ingersoll, Toyoda, DMG and a variety of others in the machine shop.

  • Example of related equipment: P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers, ABB robots.

  • Possess the ability to install, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems, ball screws, precision bearings, scraping principles, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machine shop.

  • Read and understand machine tool prints, work with tight tolerances.

  • Thorough understanding of leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, pipefitting, and tube bending.

  • Possess basic electrical skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the machine repair job.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This solicitation is not for a mechanical apprenticeship program.

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an approved mechanical apprenticeship program or possess extensive experience in the mechanical repair of machine tools and related equipment.

Top Candidate will also have:

  • Applicant must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces.

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

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

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Additional Information:

  • Positions available or 2nd or 3rd Shift

  • Full time position with full benefits (health, dental, vision, 401K- 6% company match)

  • 11 paid Holidays

  • 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

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

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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

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

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.