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Put A Cat Technician Career In Your Sights


Equipment technicians are a lifeline to customers—keeping machines running, saving job deadlines and solving problems. If you’ve got a passion for customers, a strong work ethic and enjoy working hands-on, you should consider a job as a Cat technician. You’ll combine your existing skills with exciting new ones and enjoy ongoing training and expert mentors.

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Need help finding a Cat dealer near you? Our dealer locator provides the most up-to-date information on Cat dealers close to you.

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Thinking About Making A Change To Caterpillar?

Learn about technicians who joined the Cat team.

Gene - Navy

Served in the Navy and then was hired by Hawthorne Cat in Hawaii. He currently works as a technician for their power generation customers.

“Anyone coming out of the military should take a look at Caterpillar. They should really take the time and apply. The benefits working for Caterpillar as a field service technician is very comparable to the industry and the benefits are very good. They provide sufficient coverage for me and my family.”

Technician Working On Machine Parts
Technician Working On Machine Parts

Mike – Military

Mike really appreciated clear goals and values in the military. He found a great deal of similarity in his Power Systems Technician job at a Cat dealer.

“My military experience is a good fit with HOLT CAT. The values and standards that Holt has are written down, clearly defined just like the military. The work I did in the military, lives depended on it. The work I do at Holt, lives depend on it.”

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Eddie – Wall Street

“I am a mid-life career changer. I spent about 15 years working for Wall Street firms and had enough of the office, corporate environment. I am a three year apprentice now, and I work in the shop on large equipment. I like the variety. My goal is to continue learning.”

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Career Growth

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Technician Training Is Flexible

As a technician you can enjoy a rich educational experience with multiple programs designed to fit different learning.

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Ongoing Skill Development & Training

To keep technicians on the leading edge, Caterpillar and our dealers offer thousands of hours of training for advanced and expert level technicians. Many of these programs can qualify for top industry certifications. 

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Earn A Degree

Earn an associate’s degree when you participate in the ThinkBIG program—a network of colleges and dealers working together. Check to see if there’s a program in your area.

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Free Online Learning

Technicians for the World is a FREE online training program sponsored by Caterpillar that will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you will need to successfully start your career as a Cat dealer technician.

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Earn While You Learn

Many dealers offer the benefit of experienced mentors and apprenticeships. Your experience and skills may enhance your growth as a technician.Earn an associate’s degree when you participate in the ThinkBIG program—a network of colleges and dealers working together. Check to see if there’s a program in your area.

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Why set your sights on working for a Cat Dealer?

Caterpillar and Cat dealers have been serving customers for almost 100 years, so technicians can count on the stability and solid business practices of Cat dealerships. With multiple career paths and competitive salary and benefits, Cat dealer technician positions are in high demand.

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Get Ready to Reach your Goals

Sharpen the skills on your resume by Finding Your Strengths

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Follow this interview advice for a productive Dealer Dialogue

Prepare for your first meeting with these Common Interview Questions


Caterpillar offers tools, training and resources to prepare new and experienced technicians for valued roles in the Cat dealer network. Whether they be students, graduates, skilled workers or veterans, we’re open to all who seek involving and satisfying opportunities. Help someone close to you get their start as a Cat dealer technician. 

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