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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Iron Technician Trainee

Location Grand Junction, Colorado, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000139258

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:


About Caterpillar
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Since 1925, we’ve been driving sustainable progress and helping customers build a better world through innovative products and services. Throughout the product life cycle, we offer services built on cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise.

About SPM Oil & Gas

SPM Oil & Gas, a Caterpillar company, provides superior products and service solutions to make our customers more efficient and lower total cost of ownership.   Globally, we deliver engineered oilfield and drilling equipment repair and certification, mechanical and rotating equipment repairs and upgrades, rapid prototyping of spare parts, robust asset management, operation and maintenance and field engineering services. We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering and service locations worldwide. Join our team and help build engineering solutions that change the industry.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

When you join Caterpillar SPM Oil and Gas, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

The Role

The Iron Technician Trainee assists Iron Technicians throughout the inspection and refurbishment process of pressure pumping equipment.  

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

  • At SPM Oil & Gas, our primary objective is to provide our customers with excellent engineering solutions through our products and superior customer service 

  • Effectively demonstrate the core values of SPM Oil & Gas at all times 

  • Follow all written policies and procedures safely without deviation or refer to upper management for guidance 

  • Exhibit and advocate exemplary safety culture at all times 

  • Demonstrate consistency, accountability, reliability and solid work ethic 

  • Exhibit a high degree of integrity at all times  

  • Disassembly/Assembly of various mechanical components such as valves & other swiveling/rotating assemblies ·  

  • Cleans and prepares components for Visual Inspection, Gauging, and other Non-destructive tests 

  • Ability to comprehend Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments  

  • Reasonable ability to perform basic computer functions · Performs other routine duties as requested 

  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent related experience and/or training. 

Physical Demands:   

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear 

  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus  

  • Must be able to wear protective footwear and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by the department 

Work Environment:   

  • Regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles 

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions 

  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and vibration 

  • Noise Level: Moderate 

Additional Information:  

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  #LI  

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

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