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Caterpillar, Inc. I/E Technician/Operator in Laurel, Montana

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

The Caterpillar Oil & Gas and Marine Division is looking for I/E Technician/Operators located in Laurel, Montana. The I/E Technician/Operators is responsible for ensuring all instrumentation/electrical equipment is operated and maintained at minimal cost and downtime. Promotes safety and environmental awareness. Ensures a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all designated work areas. Oversees daily operation of the power plant, plant fuel systems, and operation of power switch gear and synchronizing switchgear.

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

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the I&E Technician / Operator will support the business objectives by focusing on the following areas:

  • Ensure all safety equipment is utilized and is available in the work areas. Understand and comply with safety policies and procedures. Ensure the work permit system is complied with. When appropriate submit safety suggestions to improve overall plant operations. Review and make recommendations on all safety suggestions submitted through your position.

  • Must have knowledge of the operating principles of control and measurement devices including pneumatic and electric liquid level, PLC’s, interface level, static pressure, and differential pressure controllers. Monitor vessel fluid levels and pressures, report anomalies, and adjust controls as directed.

  • Ensure calibration, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair/overhaul activities on instruments, controls, PLC’s and electrical equipment are carried out in accordance with company policy, manufacturers recommendations and good engineering practices.

  • Keep and update all equipment histories to estimate equipment utilization and efficiency. Must have a fundamental knowledge of general power generation. Primary duty is to monitor all plant conditions and parameters to ensure the efficient and safe operation of the station.

  • Must know the basic methods of operation of various types of pumps, engines and fuel systems. Monitor and operate the above equipment; start/stop, load/unload and determine performance under various conditions. Must be able to recognize abnormal sound, vibrations and potential safety problems and take appropriate action to prevent damage to equipment, downtime or allow a serious safety hazard to develop.

  • Provide daily reports to the Shift Supervisor in on-going project or daily work.

  • Must be familiar with all aspects of the company safety and environmental policies and practices. Must adopt work practices which are consistent with the letter and spirit of these policies and participate to the fullest degree in programs aimed at increasing personal safety and environmental awareness.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-year technical degree in Instrumentation and Controls and 3 to 5 years’ experience in the area of electrical/instrumentation and controls or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Technical degree

  • Some college and completion of four-year apprenticeship program.

What You Will Get:

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 a salary. Because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day-one benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage​

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)​

  • Company-matched 401(k) plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)​

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)​

  • Short and long-term disability coverage​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

At Caterpillar, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment that values and respects the unique talents, experiences, and viewpoints of our global employees. Our vision is to continually develop the Best Team to build innovative solutions for our global customers, deliver superior results for our stockholders and positively impact the people and communities we serve.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to 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 #LI

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.