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Caterpillar, Inc. Machine Shop Electrician 2nd and 3rd Shift in Lafayette, Indiana

Machine Shop Electrician 2nd and 3rd Shift


Job Description:

Responsibilityto electrically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machinetools and related equipment that perform milling, drilling, and grindingfunctions to cast iron and steel components. Applicant must possess the abilityto troubleshoot CNC/PLC controlled machines with the following components:

  • Typeof equipment: Okuma, G&L, Mazak, Lamb, Landis (grinders), Waldrich Coburg,Ingersoll, Toyoda, and a variety of others in the machine shop.

  • Typeof related equipment: P&H cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, washers,ABB robots.

  • CNCand PLC controlled equipment with Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon,Indramat, and a variety of other controllers on the machines in the machineshop.

  • AC/DCanalog and digital drives, including Siemens, Allen Bradley, Modicon, Indramat,and various other drives.

  • Measurementand feedback scale and encoder systems, including Heidenhain, inductosyn, andvarious other feedback devices.

  • Applicantmust possess basic mechanical skills and the ability to operate basic tools tocomplete the job.

  • Applicantshould have experience in laying out and bending and running conduit andpulling wire of all sizes.

  • Candidatemust possess and show strong interpersonal skills and apply customer basedservice.


Job Requirements:

Thissolicitation is not for an electrical apprenticeship program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have successfully completed an approved electrical apprenticeship program or possess a minimum of five years of experience in the electrical repair of machine tools and related equipment listed in job description.

  • Must be able to prove a strong knowledge and experience of the following.

  • Strong knowledge of CNC/PLC including being able to read and edit code, and go online to various types of controllers using an external device.

  • Must have strong knowledge of Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, and BoschRexroth Power supplies, drives and controls.Such as Servo and VFD experience troubleshooting, setting up and replacing.

  • Must have strong experience reading and understanding line drawings, electrical prints/schematics and be able to make decisions from that.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot motors and motor controls.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot linear and rotary scales/encoders

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

  • Must be willing to work large amounts of overtime opportunities to support production demands

Additional Information:

  • Positions available on 2nd and 3rd shift

  • No relocation reimbursement is offered

  • Candidates relocating from 75 miles or more from the Lafayette facility are eligible for a $5000 relocation fee

  • Please attach an updated resume

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Lafayette

Unposting Date: May 6, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Req ID: 18000C05