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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Test Technician Mechanic

Location Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000158405

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World
Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

As a highly skilled Test Mechanic you will test finished machines in accordance with engineering test specifications, make final adjustments, repair or replace defective components, support assembly functions as required and coordinate rework/special projects.

Applications must be complete to be considered, to include an attached resume or job history entries.

We Offer:

  • Vacation

  • Paid winter holiday plant closure

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Day 1 Benefits - Total Rewards: Health, Dental, 401K w/ match, HSA/FSA, RX, additional wellness

  • Bonus/Incentive: Quarterly Gain Sharing performance bonus (up to10% of salary)

  • Career development Opportunities across Caterpillar

  • ​Continuous flexibility goals

Duties and Expectations:

As a Test Mechanic for Caterpillar, Inc. you can expect to test finished machines in accordance with Engineering/Quality Control test specifications.  Diagnose and repair defective units. You will repair, replace and coordinate calibrations of test equipment. You will find yourself assisting manufacturing engineers developing and proving test procedures and equipment, as well as assist product engineers to set RTD specs and limits. Engage with suppliers to trouble shoot and adjust components to meet specifications. You will respond to line down situations, troubleshooting electrical and hydraulic issues. This may include assembly/rework of production units. VMC programming.  Electronically and manually maintain documentation for labor hour records, process work order and production documentation.

On the organizational side you can expect to coordinate and prioritize work to meet production schedules. Take initiative to identify, document, communicate and correct problems, report discrepancies and recommend solutions. You will support team People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) initiatives and daily activities while interacting effectively in a team environment in alignment with our Code of Conduct and Values in Action

The successful candidate must b ring (basic qualifications):

  • 3 years’ minimum experience in mechanic or assembly field or certified trade school/technical degree in a mechanical or manufacturing field with large equipment

  • Ability to read blueprints, engineering drawing and schematics

  • Must have a working knowledge of and ability to trouble shoot advanced mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems

  • Experience diagnosing, testing, and calibrating heavy equipment

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • Heavy assembly experience

  • Hydraulic systems experience

  • Heavy crane equipment experience

  • Ability to read standard work, prints, and write continuous improvement cards

  • Ability to utilize computer for production transactions

  • Experience using mechanical tools including torque tools

  • Ability to work with metric units, hydraulics and electrical components

  • Must communicate and work effectively in a team environment.

Work Environment & Physical Expectations

Testing heavy equipment regularly outside in all weather conditions.  90% of workday is spent around machines operating at high idle and under high pressure with noise levels of 80db or greater on occasion. You can expect to operate overhead cranes, jib cranes and hoists Lift up to 35 lbs frequently Work at multiple heights climb on equipment, machines, ladders and various step stools Stand for a minimum of 8 hour shifts with minimal breaks work in environment with frequently changing temperatures exposure to magnets that may impact medical devices kneel, squat, and crawl on knees Work in awkward positions, including forward reach, lateral reach, squat, overhead reaching, twisting, and forward head and rotation of neck.  Work in tight spaces repetitive grasping, pushing, pulling, rotating Use of fine motor skills Use of hand tools including wrenches, air tools, drills, cutters, tie wrap guns, pneumatic, vibratory, etc.  Includes ability to pull manual torque tools to torque requirements (at least 250 Newton meters or 185 foot pounds).

Required Personal Protective Equipment: hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toed/metatarsal foot gear, and as needed dust masks.

Additional Information:

Shift: First Shift

Hours: 6:00AM-2:00PM CST M-F

Work Location: Brooklyn Park, MN

Compensation: Grade 05

Shift differentials when applicable. Quarterly Gain Sharing.

Benefits: Day 1 Eligibility

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date). Day one eligibility- must complete benefits information during orientation.

Applications must be complete to be considered, to include an attached resume or job history entries.

Relocation assistance 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  .

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

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