Cat® Trials


They are your unsung heroes. They are the first line of defense, making sure your Cat® products are ready to go wherever and whenever you need it. They are service technicians. Whether they work for Louisiana Cat, a local repair shop or directly for you, these men and women are critical to the success of your business. There is a critical need for new, qualified technicians.

Over the next decade, Caterpillar and Cat dealers alone will be hiring tens of thousands of technicians just to meet current demands. Cat Trial 10: Tech Test celebrates the amazing work technicians do and gives them the chance to show off their skills! Technicians work in a fast-paced environment and Tech Test combines that with exciting challenges to test their skill and endurance. The course consists of four challenges: The Cat Can Test is a 3D puzzle we designed; an oversized version of the one that some dealerships use to gage mechanical aptitude. Next, we test their desire to learn, where they’ll match Cat engines to specific applications. From there, they’ll hit the troubleshooting challenge, testing their knowledge of Cat services. And they’ll finish with a safety mindset assessment, where they use the Cat App to do a walkaround and pull a parts order.

Qualified technicians do so much more than turn wrenches. They understand your business. They understand your industry. They have access to all the latest tools and technology. And they have a team of people who serve as mentors, who guide them and help them learn to be the ultimate troubleshooters, doing their best to figure out your problems the first time. Plus, when they work for a Cat dealer, they’ll have access to Cat engineers for the really tough challenges. Through guided training, like the Think Big program and hands on experience, they become experts who are knowledgeable in a wide range of technologies such as:

  • electronically controlled engines
  • sophisticated computer-based diagnostics
  • state-of-the-art hydraulics
  • transmissions and more

Technicians Invested in Understanding

And in the end, you’ll have technicians as invested in understanding and taking care of your equipment as you are in your business. They let you focus on what you do best! Watch the Tech Test below!

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It’s a question we all have to deal with: what’s next?


Maybe you’re finishing up high school. Maybe you’re looking to transition from military service to civilian life. Or maybe you or someone you know is just looking for a career change.

Are you a problem solver? Do you like working with your hands? Do you feel like four years of college is great for some, but might not be for you?

Over the next decade, Louisiana Cat and other Cat® dealers around the world will be hiring tens of thousands of service technicians and you’ll see a similar trend across the industry. These are challenging, good paying jobs – so much more than turning wrenches. You’ll have the opportunity to become an expert working with the latest technology on hundreds of different Cat machines and engines, helping our customers – the people building the world – get the job done in industries like:

  • agriculture
  • construction
  • earthmoving
  • locomotive
  • logging and forestry
  • power generation
  • marine
  • material handling
  • mining
  • road building
  • trucking and transport

These are outstanding careers. As a service technician, you’ll get hands-on experience, a stable career and solid earning potential. And it’s a skill that is transferable, so if you want to work in a different part of the country, or the world… the opportunities are endless with the global Cat network.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, check out this free training to see if a career as a service tech is right for you.

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