Job Information

Caterpillar, Inc. Industrial Electrician in Mapleton, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

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

  • Electrically troubleshoot and repair complex machine tools and related equipment

  • Troubleshoot and repair relay logic machines and CNC/PLC controlled machines

  • Apply knowledge of electronic circuits to locate defects using instruments

  • Test faulty equipment

  • Calibrate and service electronic testing instruments

  • Support electrical aspects of new equipment installations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining electrical equipment in an industrial environment.

  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing CNC/PLC controlled machines.

  • Experience with AC/DC analog and digital drives.

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

  • Basic mechanical skills

  • Ability to operate basic tools to complete the job 

  • Demonstrate comprehension of oral instructions and/or printed work orders to determine work assignments and material and equipment needs

  • Satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in electrical theory and application relating to plant operations equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must pass the color blindness test

  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces

*Top candidates will also have:  *

* *

  • Electrician certification

  • Self-starter andself motivatedindividual who works well individually in a team environment

  • Willingness to work overtime to support production demands

Additional Information:

  • This position is available on 2nd or 3rd shift

  • No relocation reimbursement is offered

  • This position is located at the Caterpillar foundry facility located in Mapleton, IL. The pay for this position starts at $28.37/hrplus a $.60 night shift premium for 2nd or 3rd shift

  • Opportunity for overtime may be available based on demand.

  • Full time with full benefits

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

*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 *

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

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.