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Caterpillar, Inc. Utilities Repair 2nd Shift in Lafayette, Indiana

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Responsibility to mechanically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machines and related equipment that perform assembly, torque and material movement functions in the assembly areas. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components: mechanical repairs to utilities, test cells, building and grounds, pump rebuilds, HVAC, boiler operation and assembly maintenance. Seeking a team-oriented individual with a positive attitude, possesses a good work ethic that demonstrates personal initiative and self-motivation.

This solicitation is not for a Utilities apprenticeship program. This job requires a minimum of 5 years of Industrial utilities and repair experience. Not residential this is an industrial utilities position. Applicants must have successfully completed an approved HVAC training program and possess practical experience in the HVAC field. Extensive experience in the mechanical and/or electrical repair of machine tools and related equipment is helpful. 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Example of related equipment: Boiler operation, pumps, P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, torque tools, washers, ABB robots, paint booth, Test Cells.

  • Possess the ability to install, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems, precision bearings, HVAC, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the assembly areas.

  • Applicant should have a thorough understanding of leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, pipefitting, and tube bending.

  • Must be able to pass a 6G welding test.

  • A background with the ability to troubleshoot and repair large scale dynamometers will be helpful.

  • Applicant must have the ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, hydraulic systems which may include but not be limited to compressors, valves, etc…

  • Applicant should have proven boiler operator experience.

  • Applicant must be able to read and understand mechanical prints, and possess a basic electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Applicant should be able to perform work on overhead cranes such as changing wire ropes and other crane related repairs.

  • Applicant must possess basic welding and cutting skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the utilities controller job.

  • Applicant must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces, and must be willing to work large amounts of overtime opportunities to support production demands.

  • A background with ABB robots will be helpful.

Additional Information:

  • This position will be on 2nd Shift

  • Must be willing to work large amounts of overtime to support production demands

  • Please attach an updated resume

  • Full time position with full benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, 401K with 6% company match, etc.)

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

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

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.