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Manufacturing Small


Toolmaker Technician Apprentice

Elhelyezkedés 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
Feladás dátuma
szerződéstípus Full time
Pozíció típus Apprentice - Regular
Igénylési azonosító R0000246627

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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.

Toolmaker Technician Apprentice

Starting pay $31.48/hour -$5,000 Sign On Bonus

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!

Toolmaker Trainees needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN . We are looking for candidates that are committed to safety, team collaboration and enhancing their skillsets. You will have an opportunity to grow with an organization that is committed to employee development and engagement. Responsibility to electrically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair CNC, PLC, and relay logic-controlled machines.

This is a 2-3-year competency-based Maintenance Technician Development program. This program has been developed to meet the needs for qualified Toolmaker Technicians in the Lafayette, IN facility, through on-the-job training and an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) study program. After entry into the program, the trainee will be required to accomplish mastery of all related machine tools, hand tools & shop floor assignments. The trainee will be assigned to a variety of training stations with specific learning activities throughout the facility that pertain to their skill path, and will rotate between first, second and third shifts as needed to complete learning requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, the trainee will be given the opportunity to become a level 6 Toolmaker Technician within Facilities Engineering.

The applicant must be willing to take a variety of written and hands-on assessments and complete required learning assignments with subject study and specific homework assignments on their own time. The applicant will also be required to work all shifts IE: first, second & third shifts, work at heights, climb ladders, work underground, and in confined spaces. They should be willing to work overtime, such as weekends, holidays and shutdowns and must not be colorblind. It is incumbent that the applicant takes the lead in his or her own learning by working within the ILP and the tradesmen.

Successful candidate will graduate the Maintenance Technician Development program to a 2nd or 3rd shift opening to be determined later.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong Tooling background, Machining on a variety of machine tools Manual & CNC and Print reading.
  • Associate degree in Precision Machining & Technology
  • Applicant must be willing to work overtime opportunities to support production demands.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Positive team-based attitude
  • Willing to work overtime (weekends, holidays, shutdown)
  • Willingness to learn attitude

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:

  • Location of this position is in Lafayette, IN
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.
  • This position is a full-time position with full benefits.
  • Please Attach an Updated Resume
  • Shift to be determined after apprenticeship is completed.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • 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 - July 16, 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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