Carolina CAT - Machinist

Technicians Charlotte, North Carolina


Position at Carolina CAT - Construction



The primary function of this position is to determine the status of hydraulic systems of various mobile equipment (cranes, Hi-Lifts, fork trucks, tractors, etc.) for Caterpillar products, as well as other brands, and perform the necessary repairs, replacements, installations, or re-building of parts to restore the equipment to proper operation.



  • Promptly, at start of shift, review work schedule, check equipment and supplies required to perform the work scheduled, and prepare for operations
  • Determine the technical or physical status (troubleshoot) of each hydraulic system (hydraulic cylinders, pumps, valves, etc.)
  • Verify findings, review readings of gauges and procedures and compare to manufactures specs.
  • Prepare a plan to correct the problem consulting with co-workers or leadman when necessary.
  • Order or obtain from stock the appropriate parts needed to make the repairs.
  • Perform the necessary tooling (grinding, honing, boring, drilling) to make the part or equipment ready for repair.
  • Test the part or equipment and perform quality check after work is complete.
  • Paint components and pressure wash parts and equipment when necessary.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • At end of shift, secure all equipment and machinery, and complete all required paperwork.



Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



  • Must have earned a High School Diploma, or a GED.
  • Must have 5 year of work experience in hydraulics or a related field.
  • Must read, write, communicate in English as it relates to this job and safety regulations.
  • Must meet the ergonomic and physical requirements, as well as the physical base scores for this position.
  • Must be able to use, or learn to use, the equipment and tools used to perform this job.
  • Must be able to perform all job functions safely.
  • Must meet the company performance standards for the job.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to complete the application without an accommodation, please call 704-731-7701 for assistance.