Cat Trial 10: Tech Test

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 a Cat dealer, 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


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.

They understand your business.

They understand your industry.

They let you focus on what you do best!

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 ThinkBIG 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

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!

The Curiosity to figure it out


The Scenes

Behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes: Build/Concept

Sit in with the makers of our Cat Trial 10 course and concept.

Behind the Scenes: Course

Go in depth on the course that challenged contestants to prove their skills.

Timelapse: Third

Watch the course come to life as hours of hard work are condensed and our entire arena is packed full of course obstacles, heavy equipment and production equipment.

Monthly webisodes

Webisode 1 - Diego Hill

Cat Trial 10: Tech Test challenges Cat service technicians from across the country, allowing them to show off their abilities and put their skills to the test. In this webisode, meet our first contestant, Diego Hill. Watch as he runs the course of Cat Trial 10: Tech Test in the ultimate race against the clock.

Cat Trial 10 Tech Tim Jourdak

Tim Jourdak, P.M. Technician - Trial 10 Contestant

It's More Than a Job; It's a Living

Cat dealers around the world employ amazing teams of skilled technicians. Every day is a new challenge as they work on everything from equipment that builds our roads and communities to engines that power marine vessels to generators big enough to power a hospital. Set your sights on our wide range of high demand, hands-on, high-tech careers.

A Career You Can Take Pride In

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?

" Hands-on experience, a stable career and solid earning potential. "

Over the next decade, Caterpillar and 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 machine 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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