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Caterpillar, Inc. Maintenance Electrician CNC/PLC- 2nd Shift in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrically troubleshoot and repair complex domestic and foreign machine tools and related equipment, including: Ingersoll, DMG Mori, Liebherr, G&L, Pietro Carnaghi, Pama, a variety of various cranes and hoists, conveyors, furnaces, Miller and Lincoln Welding power sources and a Paint Booth.

  • Troubleshoot and repair relay logic machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines/equipment, including: - Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, and a variety of other controllers in the machine shop

  • Operate measurement and feedback scales and encoder systems, including: Heidenhain and Inductosyn

Required Qualifications:

  • License Credential with the State of Wisconsin as an Electrician or, Journeyman Electrician/Electronic Technician (state Indentured) or, Associate Degree in electrical/electronics or, Union Journeyman Card or, minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and machine tools as an Industrial Electrician or, equivalent military experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the electrical repair of machine tools and related equipment in an industrial environment OR equivalent military experience OR successful completion of an approved, field-related college/technical school program

  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing relay logic machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines

  • Experience with AC/DC analog and digital drives

  • Possession of basic mechanical skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possession of basic mechanical skills

  • Ability to read and interpret machine electrical schematics and ladder logic.

  • Ability to operate basic tools to complete the job

  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate or higher proficiency in reading and interpreting machine tool prints/schematics

  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment

  • Willingness to work overtime to support production demands

  • Skilled and experienced with preventative and predictive maintenance practices and technology.

  • Skilled and experienced with the troubleshooting and repair of welding machinery and equipment.

  • Skilled and experienced with the troubleshooting and repair of variable frequency drives.

  • Skilled and experienced with the troubleshooting and repair of programmable logic controllers.

  • Skilled and experienced with the troubleshooting and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.

Additional Information:

  • This position is located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in South Milwaukee, WI and is part of Caterpillar's Surface Mining & Technology Division. This position is 2nd shift paying $26.58 hr plus an additional $0.70 for shift premium. Full-time benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as a matching Tax-Deferred Savings Plan. No relocation assistance is available.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.