CAT Trial 10: Tech Test


We’re celebrating some of the unsung heroes of our industry: the service technician. Technicians are vital to ensuring Cat machines and engines fulfill the promise that we make with every equipment and product sale.

Inspired by some of your favorite athletic challenge reality TV shows, Cat Trial 10: TECH TEST is a fun and exciting way for technicians to demonstrate their knowledge and skill. Check out the fifth Webisode video as well as the original video below!


For the final installment, we bring the focus back to the unsung heroes who are the backbone of Cat dealerships across the world: service technicians. Our service techs keep Cat dealers up and running so they can do the work, no matter what challenges come their way. With the global demand for technicians skyrocketing, Caterpillar is set to hire thousands of new dealer technicians each year to meet the need. And you don’t need a 4.0 GPA to be one of them. All it takes to excel as a service technician with Caterpillar is the desire to learn and a bit of mechanical aptitude. Set your sights on our wide range of high-demand, hands-on, high-tech careers.

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 designed by Caterpillar – an oversized version of the one that some dealerships, use to gage mechanical aptitude.
  • Next, the Cat techs’ desire to learn is tested when they match Cat engines to specific applications.
  • From there, they’ll hit the troubleshooting challenge, testing their knowledge of Cat services.
  • And our technicians finish with a safety mindset assessment, where they do a walkaround and pull a parts order.​


The need for well-trained, highly skilled technicians is critical – and not just at Caterpillar – but across the construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, power generation, and additional industries. Based on current demand and future goals, globally, there is a need to hire between 10,000 and 14,000 technicians a year.

Do YOU have what it takes to pass the test?

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 machines and engines, helping our customers – the people building the world.

We have ongoing job openings. To explore all roles, visit our Careers page.