Quality Test Technician

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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.

Multiple positions available starting at $28/hr


Install, connect and set up test equipment. Operate, troubleshoot and perform production and first article static and dynamic tests on engines, gas compressors, packaged systems, control consoles, subassemblies, components, and accessories in test beds, cells, or fixtures.


  • Install, level, set up, prepare, and operate any Solar or OEM gas turbine, diesel engine, gas compressor, driven equipment, packaged system, control console, microprocessor control, subassembly, component, and/or accessory in test cells, fixtures or in special test beds.

  • Connect test equipment: harnesses, simulators, filters, lines, dynamometers, slave generators, instrumentation, and other equipment necessary to the test operation.

  • Conduct test run and final performance acceptance test of gas turbines and gas compressors

  • Connect and operate computerized data acquisition systems for package system, gas turbine, and gas compressor performance testing.

  • Observe, record, and review test data. Calculate operational parameters such as horsepower, pressure ratio, fuel flow, specific fuel consumption, oil flow, oil consumption, electrical functions, power factors, and other parameters related to the acceptability of the unit under test.

  • Conduct vibration surveys and trim balance components, as required, utilizing real-time vibration analyzers, trim balance analyzers, vibration tape recorders, and plotters.

  • Troubleshoot to isolate indicated malfunctions and discrepancies.

  • Make operational adjustments to engines, accessories, controls, and test equipment, including realignment.

  • Perform necessary rework to correct the cause of malfunctions and bring performance within specified operating parameters. Remove unit from the test facility

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have related experience with mechanical and electrical systems; and will have experience with diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of control circuits; and removing and replacing faulty components. Strong technical, electrical, and mechanical skills and a good understanding of turbine theory are critical to the position. The identified must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

  • 3 years of mechanical or electrical-related job experience

  • Experienced in reading/interpreting applicable drawings (Mechanical and/or Electrical) and technical manuals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Gas turbine package or related, operational, or testing experience.

  • PLC controls experience.

  • Airframes and Powerplants (A&P) license

  • Experience operating or testing Solar packages or engines

  • LOU #27 as a QTT

Compensation & Benefits

$25.00, to $41.98

Summary Pay Range:

$0.00 - $0.00

Compensation and benefits offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, job level, market location, job-related knowledge, skills, individual performance and experience. Please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Caterpillar.


Annual incentive bonus plan*

Medical, dental, and vision coverage

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

401k savings plan

Health savings account (HSA)

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Disability benefits

Life Insurance

Parental leave

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts

Tuition Reimbursement

Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

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

Posting Dates:

June 4, 2024 - June 18, 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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