Build quality products that matter.

As a Caterpillar manufacturing professional, you’ll know how it feels to make something that makes life better for people in your community and around the globe. Every day you’ll do great work to create the quality products our world needs to build roads and railways, power hospitals and schools and move mountains. And you’ll do it in modern, clean, safe environments equipped with the latest technologies. Check out the jobs below. It all starts with you. 


Aurora, IL

Welder – 3rd Shift

Location: Aurora, IL
From hand brazing to electron beam welding and everything in between, you’re a master of fabrication. With every weld, you strengthen our reputation for making the world’s toughest machines.

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Machinist - 3rd Shift

Location: Aurora, IL
Feel at home in front of computer screens and big machines? Passionate about precision? Make the parts that make the world’s best equipment as you set up, operate and adjust our high-tech CNC machines.

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Assembly Inspector – 1st Shift

Location: Aurora, IL
Details are your specialty. You’ve got the skills to inspect assemblies, materials, prime products, machined features, and welds.

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Welding Inspector – 1st Shift

Location: Aurora, IL
Quality is key. You’ve got the skills to inspect our assemblies, materials, prime products and machined features using engineering drawings, gauges and visual inspection.

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Decatur, IL

Fabrication Specialist - 1st Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
From hand brazing to electron beam welding and everything in between, you’re a master of fabrication. With every weld, you strengthen our reputation for making the world’s toughest machines.

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Fabrication Specialist – 2nd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
From hand brazing to electron beam welding and everything in between, you’re a master of fabrication. With every weld, you strengthen our reputation for making the world’s toughest machines.

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Lathe Specialist - 2nd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
We need your talent to run our lathes. Lots of parts. Tight tolerances. It’s all in the details.

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Lathe Specialist - 3rd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Passionate about precision? Make the parts that make the world’s best equipment as you set up, operate and adjust our high-tech lathe machines.

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Product Painter - 3rd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Caterpillar Yellow. We need your talent and precision to paint prime products and components with our signature color.

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Materials Specialist - 1st Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Materials, parts, tools and supplies—you’re an expert in all things inventory. You make sure the team has everything they need to get the job done.

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Assembly and Test Specialist - 1st Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Put it together and test it out. Join our team and assemble the world’s best equipment.

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Assembly and Test Specialist 3 - 2nd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Like to fix things and problem solve? We need your skills to assemble and test our components and prime products.

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Quality Specialist - 1st Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Quality is key. Come inspect the quality and accuracy of in-process parts, assemblies, materials, prime products and gages.

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Quality Specialist - 2nd Shift

Location: Decatur, IL
Come solve the problem. You will inspect and analyze faulty methods to assembly difficulties and help find the right answers to improve our quality.

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East Peoria, IL

Fabrication Specialist –3rd Shift

Location: East Peoria, IL
Savvy about saws, shears and straightening presses? Willing to weld and ready to rivet? Put your metalworking and fabrication talents to work producing the industry’s best equipment.

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CNC Machinist Trainee

Location: East Peoria, IL
Comfortable with computers but don’t want to spend your days at a desk? Our paid CNC machinist trainee program gives you a jumpstart on a high-tech career, making the parts that make the world’s best equipment.

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CNC Machinist – All Shifts

Location: East Peoria, IL
Feel at home in front of computer screens and big machines? Passionate about precision? Make the parts that make the world’s best equipment as you set up, operate and adjust our high-tech CNC machines.

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Metal Treating Specialist – All Shifts

Location: East Peoria, IL
Carburizing, cycle annealing, die quenching of gears—you’re an expert in all things heat-treat. You make sure the metal that goes into our machines stands up to the rigors of the job.

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Assembly & Test Specialist - All Shifts

Location: East Peoria, IL
Like to fix things and problem solve? We need your skills to assemble and test our components and prime products.

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Joliet, IL

CNC Machinist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Joliet, IL
Feel at home in front of computer screens and big machines? Passionate about precision? Make the parts that make the world’s best equipment as you set up, operate and adjust our high-tech CNC machines.

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CNC Machinist- 2nd-3rd Shift

Location: Joliet, IL
Comfortable with computers but don’t want to spend your days at a desk? Make the parts that make the world’s best equipment as you set up, operate and adjust our high-tech CNC machines.

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Mapleton, IL

Electrician – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, IL
If it runs on power, you make sure it runs safely and efficiently. You’ve got the electrical skills to test, troubleshoot, install and repair even the most complex machine tools and plant equipment.

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Foundry Machine Repair Mechanic

Location: Mapleton, IL
Repair, dismantle, replace and reassemble—you’re an expert in fixing what’s broken. You make sure the machines in our foundry run safely and soundly.

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Mill, Drill & Bore Machine Specialist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, IL
In your hands, raw material takes on new shapes. Whether you’re milling, drilling or boring, you’ve got the skills to perform complex combinations of operations and meet tight tolerances.

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Materials Specialist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, IL
Materials, parts, tools and supplies—you’re an expert in all things inventory. You make sure the team has everything they need to get the job done.

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Molding Specialist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, IL
From setting molding machines to reviewing foundry methods, you’re a master of molding. With every casting, you make the world’s toughest machines even better.

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Foundry Specialist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, IL
Dipping, inspecting, assembling and cleaning—you are an expert at coremaking.

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Morton, IL

Material Specialist – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Location: Morton, IL
Material is your middle name. Whether you’re receiving, processing, storing, moving, packing or shipping, you make sure the right material gets to the right place at the right time.

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Electrician – 3rd Shift

Location: Morton, IL
If it runs on power, you make sure it runs safely and efficiently. You’ve got the electrical skills to test, troubleshoot, install and repair even the most complex machine tools and plant equipment.

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Pontiac, IL

CNC Grinding Specialist – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, IL
Tight tolerances. Detailed specifications. High-tech equipment. CNC grinding is where technology meets craftsmanship, and your talents extend from computer screens to heavy machines.

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Entry Level Machining Trainee – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, IL
Get a head start on a high-tech career through our paid machining trainee program. You’ll work with the latest computer-controlled equipment and gain hands-on, in-demand experience.

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Lathe/Mill, Drill, Bore Specialist – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, IL
In your hands, raw material takes on new shapes. Whether you’re milling, drilling or boring, you’ve got the skills to perform complex combinations of operations and meet tight tolerances.

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Assembly and Test Specialist- 2nd-3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, IL
Like to fix things and problem solve? We need your skills to assemble and test our components and prime products.

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