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Manufacturing Small



Ubicación Illinois, United States of America / Indiana, United States of America / Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America / Kentucky, United States of America / Michigan, United States of America / Ohio, United States of America / Wisconsin, United States of America
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tipo de contrato Full time
Tipo de puesto Regular
ID de solicitud R0000247655

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

TOOL & DIE TECHNICIAN - $5,000 Sign On Bonus

2nd & 3rd Shift - Starting pay $36.36/hour + 6 % Shift Premium

Location: Lafayette, Indiana

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Incentives/Bonus Opportunities, Matching 401k, available first day of employment.  : Apply online and create a candidate account.


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!

Tool & Die Technicians needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN. In this role, you will perform a variety of functions in the construction, alteration and repair of jigs, fixtures, gauges, metal working dies and machine tool parts. You will be required to trouble shoot and repair jigs, fixtures, dies, etc. on the shop floor.

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

  • Set up, operation, and adjustments on one or more machine tools to perform machining operations for various industrial production & maintenance operations, including dies, jigs, fixtures, repair parts, miscellaneous tooling, experimental parts, etc. to required tolerances 
  • Determine methods and procedures applicable to operations to be performed, which include improvising of setups, selection of materials and tooling 
  • Use of gauges, performs basic welding and heat treatment
  • General housekeeping and other duties as assigned to maintain a safe and productive department
  • CNC controlled machines are required in this position. Including the ability to read, write, & edit programs
  • Basic computer skills with experience with Office 360
  • Ability to properly communicate verbally & electronically
  • Applicant must be willing to work overtime opportunities to support production demands. 

Basic Qualifications:  

  • 6+ years' Job Shop or Tool Room experience and/or an Associate Degree from an accredited Technical School with four years of experience and/or completion of an accredited four-year Toolmaker Apprenticeship.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Successful completion of the Tooling Services Intermediate Math assessment 
  • Knowledge and ability to plan & execute complex tooling jobs
  • Ability to hold tight tolerances on grinding, lathe work, and milling/drilling work on both manual & CNC equipment
  • Machinist skills (ALL types: Grinders, Mills, Lathes, Drills, Welding, Heat Treat, Jig/Bore grinding, etc.) 
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair fixtures, tooling, and machines in the shop 
  • Ability to gauge tight tolerance parts
  • Ability to determine heat treat required and perform said functions 
  • CAD/CAM software  
  • Ability to interpret complex machine schematics & blue prints

Physical Requirements:

  • Candidates for all positions must have the ability to work in a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment. 
  • Work may involve frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling, twisting, turning, climbing, and standing on concrete for 8+ hours. 
  • All positions also require the ability to lift 40 pounds and withstand frequent repetitive movement of hands with a variety of tooling.
  • Must be able to work in heights and confirmed spaces

Additional Information:

  • Shift: 2nd Shift (3:30pm-11:30pm) & 3 rd Shift (11:30pm-7:30am)  
  • Location: Lafayette, IN
  • 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

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

  • Starting hourly pay rate of $36.36. Higher rates offered based on Experience. 
  • 40-hour work weeks with potential for Overtime
  • 18 days / 144 hours of paid Personal Time Off (PTO) - (Prorated based upon start date)
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Climate controlled work environment – most areas
  • 100% 401k match up to 6%
  • Health, dental, vision, & life insurance effective first day of employment
  • Quarterly incentive program with potential for annual bonus
  • Clean/safe work environment

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


Visa Sponsorship 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

Posting Dates:

April 3, 2024 - June 12, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.   

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

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