Caterpillar, Inc. Utilities Electrician - 2nd or 3rd Shift in Lafayette, Indiana

Utilities Electrician - 2nd or 3rd Shift


Job Description/Requirements:

Responsibilityto electrically troubleshoot and repair complex machines and related equipmentthat perform assembly, torque and material movement functions in the assemblyareas. Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair thefollowing types of machines and components: electrical repairs to utilities,test cells, building and grounds, PLC controlled machines, overhead cranesystems, boiler systems and high voltage systems.

  • Exampleof related equipment: Boilers, overhead cranes and hoists, conveyors, torquetools, washers, ABB robots, paint booth, Test Cells and High voltage equipment.

  • Possessthe ability to install, repair, and maintain PLC operated machinery, highvoltage systems including and not limited to breakers, interrupters,transformers and capacitors.

  • Applicantmust be able to read and understand machine electrical prints, and have a basicunderstanding of mechanical prints.

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

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

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


This solicitation is NOT for an electrical apprenticeship program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have successfully completed an approvedelectrical apprenticeship program or possess a minimum of five years of experience in the electrical repair of equipment described in this job posting

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

  • Strong knowledge of 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 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 be proficient in using various electronic calibration equipment and computers.

  • Must have a strong background in Medium Voltage (up to 13kV) transfer switches, interrupters, transformers, breakers including trip units.

  • Must have experience in facilities and building maintenance including lighting and multiple types of voltage circuits. i.e., 24VDC, 120AC, 208AC….13kV.

Top candidates will also have:

  • mustbe willing to work large amounts of overtime opportunities to supportproduction demands.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass the color blindness test

  • Must be able to work at heights and in confinedspaces

Additional Information:


  • Positions available on 2nd and 3rd Shifts


  • No relocation reimbursement is offered for this position

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 at

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Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Lafayette

Unposting Date: Nov 23, 2018, 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: 180002K1