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Maintenance Mechanic - 1st Shift



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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.

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

  • Performs all functions necessary to install tools and equipment.
  • May involve difficult installation and accurate alignment duties.
  • Repairs, adjusts, overhauls and rebuilds machine tools, vehicle components and allied equipment.
  • Makes calculations involving changes in gear ratio and camming.
  • Performs hand fitting operations to obtain precise fits.
  • Makes on site repairs to jigs, fixtures, tooling etc.
  • Tests and repairs valves, regulators, gas units etc.
  • Repairs power conveyors, dynamometers, fans, cranes, etc.
  • Interprets prints, sketches, diagrams, etc. and plans procedures.
  • Designs, lays out, and fabricates special parts and equipment.
  • Performs welding, cutting, soldering, and brazing as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must pass the color blindness test
  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces

Top candidates will also have:

  • Previous mechanical maintenance experience or training
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-starter and self motivated individual who works well individually in a team environment
  • Willingness to work overtime to support production demands

Additional Information:

  • This position is available on 1st shift
  • No relocation reimbursement is offered
  • This position is located in Mossville, IL.
  • The pay for this position starts at $34.36/hr plus a $.75 night shift premium for 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Opportunity for overtime may be available based on demand
  • Full time with full benefits

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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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