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Paralegal II

Location Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000158639

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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.

When you join Caterpillar, 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!

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of paralegals in Caterpillar’s Law, Security, & Public Policy Division. Successful candidates will be process driven and have an interest in gaining experience across a broad range of legal subject matter areas. Legal support and projects will be assigned according to the complexity of the work and by the prior experiences of team members. The paralegal will work under the direction of attorneys and, in some cases, act as a liaison between the attorneys and various business units.


  • Carries out legal tasks requiring initiative and independent judgment pursuant to requests by applicable client and/or attorney for whom the task is being performed.

  • Serves as a primary contact for assigned work supporting businesses, including government contracting and real estate.  

  • Responsible for legal records management, including the organization and maintenance of legal work product, advice, opinions, correspondence and other documents or records.

  • Conducts legal research to resolve transaction, corporate governance, or compliance related issues, including monitoring, analyzing, and communicating regulatory changes.

  • Collaborates with a team of paralegals to ensure support for Caterpillar businesses, as needed. 

  • Gathers information and performs analysis for document preparation, which can involve complex issues.

  • Administers and leads departmental projects, which may be required from time to time. Participates in the identification of problem areas and development of resolutions to address them.

Basic Requirements:

  • A 4-year college or university degree, including an ABA Certified Legal Assistant School Paralegal Certificate is recommended but not required. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

  • Experience in a regulatory, compliance, contracting, or related field preferred. 

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Advanced knowledge of corporate governance and government contracting procedures.

  • Advanced ability to draft letters, contracts, and other legal documents.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply problem-solving, organizational, and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic contract law.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

Additional Details:

  • Location: Peoria, IL

Employee benefit details:

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 a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).


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

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