Machine Repair Job at Caterpillar, South Milwaukee, WI

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  • Caterpillar
  • South Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

Career Area:
Operations

Job Description:



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.


As a Machine Repair Mechanic at Caterpillar Inc., you will mechanically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment that perform milling, drilling, and grinding functions to cast iron and steel components.



Job duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Troubleshoot and repair the following types of machines and components: Liebherr, DMG, Pietro Carnaghi, Ingersoll, Innse, and Pama and variety of others in the machine shop as well as various cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, welding assets, etc.

  • Install, repair, and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems, ball screws, precision bearings, scraping principles, and a variety of other controllers on the machines

  • Leveling and alignment of machines, alignment of shafts, gearing, welding, lubrication principles, and tube bending

Required Qualifications:
  • Journeyman Machine Repair/Millwright (state Indentured) or, Associate Degree in Mechanical field or, Union Journeyman Card or, minimum 5 years' experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and machine tools as a Machine Repair Technician or, equivalent military experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery tools in an industrial environment OR successful completion of an approved, field-related college/technical school program, a machine repair apprenticeship, military training, or equivalent.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair a variety of complex machine tools to meet customers' needs.

  • Ability to read and interpret machine mechanical prints and hydraulic schematics.

  • To qualify for maximum rate at this classification, employee must satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in theory and application relative to machine tool repair.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Skilled and experienced with preventative and predictive maintenance practices and technology.

  • Metal fabrication skills.

  • Familiar with ball screw repair, repair of precision spindles, and ability to do precision laser alignments on machine tools.

  • Ability to communicate and build strong relationships with internal/external customers/stakeholders

  • Strong commitment to safety and teamwork

Additional Information:
  • This position is located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in South Milwaukee, WI

  • 2nd and 3rd shift - Full Time

  • The hourly rate depending on experience is Step 1 -$29.02 Step 2 - $30.22 Step 3 - $31.43 hr plus an additional $1.00 shift premium

  • No relocation assistance is available.

  • Sign On & Retention Bonus available

Why Caterpillar South Milwaukee?


• Competitive Hourly Pay with Shift Differential


• All Positions are Full-Time =


• Bonuses for New Hires and Referrals


• Paid Vacation and Holidays


• Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military Duty Paid Benefits, Parental Leave


• Benefits Effective Date of Hire - Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)


• 401k with 6% Company Match


• Company Discounts and Voluntary Benefits


• Recognition Programs


• Employee Assistance Program (includes eligible dependents)


• Adoption Assistance Program


• Company Provided PPE such as Safety Glasses (includes prescription safety glasses), Safety Boot Reimbursement


• Company Provided Uniforms and Caps


• Uniform Lockers, Personal Lockers, Showers


• Lunchroom with Self-Service Canteen



Please ensure you frequently check the email 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:
June 5, 2024 - June 30, 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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Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Relocation, Relocation bonus, Currently hiring, Flexible hours, Shift work, Night shift, Afternoon shift,

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