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Company: Caterpillar
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: July 1, 2024

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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.

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS - $21.98/hour starting pay + 6 % Shift Differential

$1,000 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!

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN.

In this role you will assemble components and perform adjustments on both diesel and natural gas engines. You could also perform assembly work in sub-assembly areas directly associated with prime product engine assembly. In addition, assembly technicians prepare engines for testing, painting and shipping of prime product.

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

Assembly of large diesel and natural gas engines

Work includes the use of

hand tools

pneumatic tools

gauges and measuring devices

specialized torque equipment

electrical testing equipment

fork trucks

lifting devices/cranes

Manipulating engine components during the assembly process.

Learning the technical aspects of engine assembly, including troubleshooting and repair of in process engines.

Support of safety, quality, and production goals of the area.

Utilizing computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications

Reading and interpreting standard work in computer programs, engineering prints and factory paperwork

Basic Qualifications: Applicant must meet ONE of the following criteria:

Two years of professional job-related experience in auto/diesel/farm experience- OR

Two years of construction, maintenance and repair- OR

2 months of experience through the Lafayette Large Engine facility staffing agency- OR

6 months Caterpillar Logistics Assembly experience- OR

Two years manufacturing experience- OR

Technical degree in diesel engine, automotive, electrical, electronics, or agricultural/construction equipment technology

Additional Basic Qualifications:

Strong electrical and mechanical background.

Ability and willingness to work overtime when needed.

Flexible, self-directed individual with a strong sense of teamwork and good communication skills.

Top Candidates will also have:

Experience as Automotive Mechanic

Previous Engine Assembly Manufacturing Experience

Technical Degree

Engine Assembly / Disassembly / Rebuild / Repair (more than changing oil)

Previous experience operating a crane/hoist in a manufacturing setting

ASE Certification for diesel or gas engines

Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

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.

Some positions require the ability to perform tasks on a moving conveyor under time constraints

Some positions require the ability to climb ladders, stairs, work on platforms and work at heights

Some positions require the ability to work in confined spaces

Some positions require the ability to wear a respirator

Must be able to lift and manipulate engine components during the assembly process

Must be able to use hand and pneumatic tools as well as automatic torque equipment

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.

Candidates must complete the full hiring process which includes, but not limited to: successful completion of Assembly Technical Interview, Targeted Selection Interview (TSI), background check, post offer medical questionnaire and drug screen

Candidates must successfully complete and pass Basic Assembly Training (BAT), which is completed as a part of the new-hire orientation and onboarding process.

Successful candidates must remain in their role for twelve (12) months, with the exception of a promotional opportunity and/or nights-to-days rotation.

Please Attach an Updated Resume

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

Starting hourly pay rate of $21.98/Hour. 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:

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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There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we've built.

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