THE WILL TO WIN
Cat Trial 10: Tech Test
How do you celebrate the amazing work technicians do and let them show off their skills?
With the Cat Tech Test – a challenge that combines real-world experiences with an exciting obstacle course to test their skills and endurance.
18 contestants from across the country compete in 5 challenges at the world-famous Caterpillar Edwards Demo Center:
Cat Can Test: complete an oversized 3D puzzle used to gauge mechanical aptitude.
Engines: pair the right Cat engine to a specific industry application.
Support: match the correct support services like rebuilds and support agreements.
Technology: use the Cat App to pull a parts order.
Safety: perform a vehicle safety walkaround and safely deliver the parts.
Watch how the course was built!
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
We don't know when the next challenge will take place - but we do know there is a critical need for qualified mechanics, welders, machinists and technicians. Over the next decade, Caterpillar and Cat dealers like us will be hiring over 10,000 skilled labor jobs just to meet current demands.
See what opportunities are available now!
MEET THE PLAYERS
Three of our very own were chosen to participate in the Cat Tech Test. See what they have to say about their work as an Empire technician.
Samantha - Contestant
Technician in the Component Rebuild Center
"I work on rebuilding small engines and love what I do. I still have a lot to learn, but eventually I want to be the one to train future technicians and help them succeed in their careers. I'd say anyone should give being a technician a shot - it can't hurt to try new things!"
Jon - Contestant
Technician Apprentice in the ThinkBIG program
"I wanted to be a technician because I have a passion for learning how things work and working with my hands. I couldn't imagine having a desk job. I had never done this kind of work before entering the ThinkBIG program, rarely even picked up tools, but I work hard and it has allowed me to succeed and keep up with my classmates."
Ray - Contestant Mentor
ThinkBIG Instructor at the Empire Training Institute
"When I was a technician, I began to see a lot more techs retiring and not many entering the industry. So I decided my time would best be served as an instructor to teach upcoming technicians. I want to show people and spread the word how great it is to work on the machine technologies that are building the future."
WHAT OUR TECHS WORK ON
The team of qualified mechanics and technicians at Empire do so much more than turn wrenches. They understand our clients' businesses and specific industries. They have access to all the latest tools, training and technology. They are the first line of defense in making sure equipment is ready to go wherever and whenever needed.
YOUR DREAM JOB IS WAITING
We're a big family company, challenging ourselves to build the best team and live our values every day.FIND A JOB
MORE CAT CHALLENGES
Check out these past trials videos, including some that broke world records!