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If you're looking for a career that allows you to capitalize on your skills and be proud of your work, consider becoming a Cat® dealer technician. Our dealer technicians maintain the Cat equipment that builds and powers much of the world's infrastructure.

Cat Tech Jobs Highlights

Life as a Technician

Change your career. Change your life.
Find out how being a Cat dealer tech can change your life.

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Meet Darrell – A Life-changing Career Choice
Darrell’s achievements are a clear example for people who don’t see themselves as college-types or office-types – people who are good with their hands and looking for more from their careers. Maybe people like you. Are you built to be a Cat dealer tech?

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Meet Chris – Discover Your Dream Job
There’s no class that can train you to give your best effort. That’s something you have to find inside yourself. But when you do, there are opportunities that make your effort worth more. Just ask Chris.

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Meet Gene – Keeping Paradise Running
As a Cat dealer tech, Gene plays an integral role in the way people experience paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Learn more about Gene’s rewarding career bringing him new challenges every day and making him feel like a part of something bigger.

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Looking for opportunities?
As a Cat dealer tech—if you have the drive and passion—there’s no telling where your career can lead you.

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Meet Diego - Have a vision for your success?
Do you have a vision for your success? Find out how thinking big and working hard helped Diego achieve his vision.

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Meet Brent - Ready for a Challenge?
Being a Cat dealer tech means new challenges every day. And Brent is ready to take them on, no matter where they may take him.

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Meet Vilmar – Not All Knowledge Comes From College
There's more than one right path to success in life. Rather than obtaining a 4-year degree, Vilmar chose to turn his strong work ethic and mechanical skills into a promising career as a Cat Dealer Technician.

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Cat Is More Than Just Iron

Mike Rowe brings his message about the skilled trades to SkillsUSA
Mike Rowe brings his message about the skilled trades to SkillsUSA.

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Manual Academy - Building Careers at a Local School
As part of Caterpillar’s ongoing focus on the skilled trades, a group at Caterpillar Building LL recently partnered with Manual Academy in Peoria, Ill., to help revive the school’s manufacturing technology curriculum.

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Employment News

Dirty Jobs … That’s What Keeps America Going and Growing!
Mike Rowe, star of the TV Series Dirty Jobs that ran for 10 years and had over 300 segments released his book, Profoundly Disconnected at the recent CONEXPO-CONAGG show in Las Vegas through the courtesy of Caterpillar, who hosted the dynamic TV star during the show.

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How Service Organizations Can Improve Technician Recruitment: An Interview with BirdDog
As the demand for skilled trade workers continues to grow, how will your service company attract top talent?

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“The Struggle to Find Skilled Service Technicians is All Consuming:” An Interview with Dave Edwards from Mustang CAT
Caterpillar’s ThinkBIG program partners with area colleges all over the world to give students work and classroom experience as they prepare to enter the in-demand field service tech workforce.

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Success In The New Economy: How Prospective College Students Can Gain A Competitive Advantage
“Success in the New Economy” was produced to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. This balanced approach to life and learning results in a well-educated and employed workforce.

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Service Technician Careers Part 1: Demand for Skilled Technicians on the Rise
Service organizations depend on qualified field technicians, but they’re getting harder and harder to find. In this Service Technician Careers series we’ll go through what it takes to be a technician and how to train, recruit, and retain them.

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Service Technician Careers Part 2: Industry Leaders Invest in Next Generation of Workers
Companies in need of skilled technicians are supporting training and certification programs like the CAT dealer prep program, ThinkBIG, to set young technicians on the path to a fulfilling career and breed skilled workers to fuel the future of field service.

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Service Technician Careers Part 3: How to Recruit Top Technicians to Your Service Organization
Having skilled technicians in the field can make or break your service organization. How will you attract top talent?

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Service Technician Careers Part 4: Invest in Your Field Workforce for Increased Retention Rates
Attracting quality technicians can be a huge burden for service organizations. Invest in your current workforce to keep them on your team.

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