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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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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Welding Trainee

Location: Aurora, IL
Don’t want to spend your days at a desk? Our paid welder trainee program gives you a jumpstart on a high-tech career, making the world's best equipment.

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Mill, Drill & Bore Specialist

Location: Aurora, 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 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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Champaign, IL

Warehouse Associate - 1st Shift

Location: Champaign, IL
From inspecting for defects to filling orders, you will make sure the right parts get to the right place.

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Warehouse Associate - 2nd Shift

Location: Champaign, IL
From inspecting parts to filling orders, you will make sure the right parts get to the right place.

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Warehouse Associate - 3rd Shift

Location: Champaign, IL
From inspecting parts to filling orders, you will make sure the right parts get to the right place.

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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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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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Materials Specialist - 2nd 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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Product Painter - 1st 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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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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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 and 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 Trainee

Location: Joliet, 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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Assembler - 3rd Shift

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

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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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Foundry Specialist – 2nd or 3rd Shift

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

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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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Lathe Specialist - 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location: Mapleton, 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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Morton, IL

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

Welder - 1st or 3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, 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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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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Material Checker and Handler -- 2nd/3rd Shift

Location: Pontiac, IL
You love the details. Assemble, test and prepare our components for shipping, and help us improve efficiency and processes.

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