Caterpillar, Inc. Research and Experimental Mechanic - Supplemental in Washington, Illinois

Research and Experimental Mechanic - Supplemental


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 machines.

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

  • Work closely with machine engineers to understand what needs to be done

  • Work is widely diversified without established procedures

  • Assembly, adjusting, fitting, fabrication and disassembly of components

  • Fitting for cooling, air, hydraulic connections, and wiring harnesses for adaptation of the test device to the test machine.

  • Installing necessary test leads and thermocouples as required performing the test

  • Assembly of entire unit of a new design or the build up of subassemblies

  • Incorporating improvements and developments in present production models

  • Uses various precision gauging tools to check accuracy of assembly and fitting operations.

  • Plans method and sequence of assembly

  • 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, reasons for parts failure.


Basic Requirements

  • Possess 2-year technical degree in a field such as: earthmoving machines, diesel engines, automotive. Or, candidate must have earthmoving equipment dealer or military service technician experience greater than 2 years

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Ability to operate a personal computer independently

  • Heavy equipment or diesel engine experience

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Washington

Unposting Date: Mar 19, 2018, 11:59:00 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.

Req ID: 180002GS