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Experimental Mechanic - 2nd Shift



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Experimental Mechanic - 2nd Shift - Full-time with Benefits

Starting Pay: $29.41/HR

Sign-On Bonus Eligible

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.

As a Research and Experimental Mechanic at Caterpillar Inc., you will continuously improve process efficiency by performing the assembling, fitting, and adjusting and/or dismantling required in the construction or disassembly of experimental engines. Individuals will work on experimental, pre-production, post production and legacy engines that range in size from 4.0 L to 340 L.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Work is widely diversified without established procedures. Duties may involve:

  • Engineering theory and design
  • Work from Pro-E models, VisView models, blueprints and verbal instructions
  • Assist install builds in various stages on both gaseous fuel and diesel type engines
  • Fitting for cooling, air, hydraulic connections, and wiring harnesses for adaptation of the test device to the test machine
  • Installing necessary test leads, thermocouples, cylinder pressure pick-up gauges, and instrumented test components as required performing the test
  • Perform adjustments on valve train, gear train, fuel system, cooling system, and oil system
  • Assembly of entire unit of a new design or the buildup of subassemblies
  • Aid in the fabrication of intake and exhaust piping, instrumented fuel and cooling lines, and modified wiring harnesses
  • Incorporating improvements and developments in present production models
  • Evaluate and determine reusability of engine hardware during engine builds
  • Uses various precision gauging tools to check accuracy of assembly and fitting operations.
    Plans method and sequence of assembly
  • Install and remove engines from a testing cell
  • Uses all common mechanic's hand tools, portable power tools, power presses, simple machines tools, and powered crane to assemble parts into complete unit, making alterations and hand fitting parts when necessary
  • Makes suggestions concerning methods of overcoming difficulties encountered in assembly/disassembly and reasons for parts failure
  • Initiate possible changes in design to correct failure, and any other pertinent criticisms or data gained while performing assembly/disassembly or dismantling or construction

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years full time working experience in diesel engine service and repair industry OR 2 year technical degree within the disciples of diesel power technology, Industrial; Engine Power Technology, or Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology

Top Candidates May Have:

  • Tenacious desire to closely adhere to all safety regulations and policies, as well as robust incident prevention skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically in difficult situations with minimal support or instruction.
  • Strong internal drive to succeed, combined with impeccable personal integrity and unflappable accountability for results.

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 11/05/2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • This position is located in Mossville, IL.
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This is a 2nd shift position (Hours: 1:00PM – 11:00 PM Tuesday through Friday)
  • Will train on 1st shift for 4-6 months.

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 benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

Final details

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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


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

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