Caterpillar, Inc. Experimental Mechanic in Mossville, Illinois
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Experimental Mechanic - 2nd Shift - Full-time with Benefits
Starting Pay: $29.41/HR
Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Your Work Shapes the World
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, postproduction and legacy engines that range in size from 4.0 L to 340 L.
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
- 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.
As an Experimental Mechanic at the Caterpillar Tech Center, all tools required to perform tasks in your job role will be provided by Caterpillar.
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).
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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 www.caterpillar.com/careers .
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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.
February 12, 2024 - February 26, 2024
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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