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Maintenance Technician III - 1st Shift - IPSD San Antonio, TX



San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

About IPSD

Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) designs, tests and manufactures 0.5 to 18L engines that not only power Caterpillar machines, but also power over 5000 other applications including Marine, Petroleum, Industrial Applications, Electric Generators, and Locomotives. Caterpillar’s company strategy includes sustainability as one of four focus areas and IPSD is engaged and actively preparing green energy solutions for the future.

Job Summary:

Caterpillar's Industrial Power Systems Division has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Technician III position located in San Antonio, TX. In this role, you will answer work orders to maintain the facility and equipment that support the production of Caterpillar diesel engines. Maintenance Technicians report to Section Managers and will be assigned to areas within the business to meet customer and company demands.

What you will do:

  • Perform preventive, corrective, and predictive maintenance on production, material-handling and high-tech automated equipment in the facility’s buildings, in accordance with work orders and technical documentation

  • Respond to operational calls for troubleshooting/diagnosing problems with assembly systems and equipment

  • Operate, troubleshoot, and repair electrical, mechanical assembly, and material-handling equipment (i.e., fork trucks, conveyors, and robotic equipment)

  • Exercise knowledge of industrial electricity, including single-phase and three-phase power, motors, protective devices, and photo sensors

  • Respond to service requests with little or no supervision and without interrupting production operations

  • Provide professional development and on-the-job training to level 1 & 2 maintenance technicians

  • Audit level 1 & 2 maintenance technician work for consistency and correctness

  • Coordinate activities, plans, and programs of your areas of responsibility within the guidelines of authorized company policies, procedures, budgets, laws, and good business ethics

  • Work as a contributing member of the maintenance team to provide the best service and maximize uptime of the production facilities

  • Monitor maintenance upkeep checklists to ensure efficient equipment operation

  • Complete CMMS work order documentation for complete work history and parts inventory tracking

  • Submit and assist with the creation and resolution of Continuous Improvement Cards

  • Document and correct safety issues to maintain a safe work environment

  • Work cooperatively as a team with engineering, operations, logistics, janitorial, quality, and environmental health and safety departments

What you will have:

  • 2-5 years of work experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing industrial electrical/electronic production and material-handling equipment

  • 2 years of work experience in troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems (i.e., Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), System Control Software (SCS), and scanners)

  • 2 years of work experience reading PLC ladder logic and transferring data from PLCs to laptops to personal computers and back

  • Advanced knowledge in AC/DC theory, relays, switches, solenoids, fuses, breakers, power generation and distribution (including 480V 3-phase), electrical safety, lockout/tagout procedures, National Electric Code, digital multimeter operation, and motor theory and protection

  • Advanced mechanical knowledge of basic machines (pulleys, levers, etc.), pneumatics, hydraulics, gears, reducers, bearings, lubrication theory, drive components (sheaves, sprockets, chain belts, take-ups), and equipment alignment.

  • Knowledge of all phases of cutting and welding

  • Experience in a new generation-ASRS production facility, or comparable automated production facility

  • Knowledge and compliance with OSHA regulations

  • Familiar with PM procedures, including performing PMs, logging completion, etc.

  • Mastery of all production facility’s systems, including conveyors, robotic equipment, and industrial trucks (ASRS, AKL, and Auto Guided Vehicles (AGVs))

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and building blueprints as well as electrical schematics

  • Must be familiar with electronics such as photo sensors, PLCs, remote I/Os, servo drives, and variable frequency drives

  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing priorities and ability to multi-task

  • Must have good organization skills, computer skills (Word and Excel), and basic math skills (Algebra)

  • Ability to perform repetitive bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, twisting, sitting, standing, walking, and lift parts and tools weighing 20lbs+

What would make you a top candidate:

  • Experience servicing and troubleshooting EFT and LBT equipment

  • Knowledge of Caterpillar policies and procedures

  • Experience in CNC and conventional metal-removal equipment

  • Experience working in a team environment and willingness to train/mentor less experienced technicians

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. and up to 80 lbs.

We are committed to ensuring a supportive and accommodating work environment for all employees. Please advise of any reasonable accommodation requests to facilitate your ability to perform the job’s essential functions.

Additional requirements:

  • Resumes are highly encouraged

  • Former Caterpillar employees must meet rehire eligibility guidelines for consideration

Additional Information:

  • $28.00 per hour starting payrate

  • Monday-Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm overtime required

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K)

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

This employer 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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we have been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. This employer 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

June 3, 2024 - June 12, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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