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Industrial Electrician - 2nd Shift or 3rd Shift



Mapleton, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 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.

Caterpillar has exciting opportunities for Industrial Electricians at our Mapleton Facility! These are 2nd or 3rd shift hourly positions. Pay starts at $34.36/hr. plus $.75 per hour shift differential. These Full-Time positions offer benefits including health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401K etc.

Caterpillar, Inc., you will be responsible for building, installing, and repairing electrical components used on machine tools and plant equipment. You will use your technical knowledge to troubleshoot and repair complex electrical equipment.

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

  • Electrically troubleshoot and repair complex machine tools and related equipment

  • Troubleshoot and repair relay logic machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines

  • Apply knowledge of electronic circuits to locate defects using instruments

  • Test faulty equipment

  • Calibrate and service electronic testing instruments

  • Support electrical aspects of new equipment installations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining electrical equipment in an industrial environment.

  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing CNC/PLC controlled machines.

  • Experience with AC/DC analog and digital drives.

  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate or higher proficiency in reading and interpreting machine tool prints/schematics

  • Basic mechanical skills

  • Ability to operate basic tools to complete the job

  • Demonstrate comprehension of oral instructions and/or printed work orders to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs

  • Satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in electrical theory and application relating to plant operations equipment

  • Successfully pass a 2-hour skills exam

Physical Requirements:

  • Must pass the color blindness test

  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces

Top candidates will also have:

  • Electrician certification

  • 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 2nd or 3rd shift Caterpillar foundry facility located in Mapleton, 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 benefits including health insurance, paid time off, 401K, etc.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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