Website Caterpillar

Electrician Job Highlights

Title Electrician
Type Full Time (3rd shift)
Experience 5+ Years
Function Manufacturing
Location Decatur, IL, United States
Company Caterpillar

Company Profile

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.

Job Profile

The company is seeking an Electrician to join its team for manufacturing and supply chain needs.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have an Associate’s Degree in the Maintenance/Electronics related field, Electrical Apprenticeships, Technical School

Work Experience

  • Possess 5+ years of previous experience, military training, or equivalent
  • Experience with scale and encoder systems, including Heidenhain, inductosyn, and various other feedback devices.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience operating CNC controls


  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic circuits used on domestic and foreign machine tools, robots, and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics to troubleshoot motors, transformers, communication devices, and electronic controllers on machine tools, industrial robots, welders, and overhead lifting equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair CNC and PLC equipment with Fanuc, Siemens, and Allen Bradley controllers.
  • Applicant must possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair CNC, PLC, and relay logic-controlled machines.


  • Applicant must possess basic mechanical skills and the ability to operate basic tools to complete the job.
  • Familiarity with analog and digital motor drives, including Siemens, Allen Bradley, and various other drives.
  • Knowledge and experience repairing machine tools from various manufacturers such as G&L, Okuma, Mazak, Pama, and Liebherr.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities on complex electrical/electronic manufacturing systems.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • The company offers a total rewards package that provides day-one benefits for medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)

Employer’s Statement

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

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