ThinkBIG

Build Your Future with an Industry Leader

The 2-year ThinkBIG program teaches students how to service Caterpillar® equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies and high-tech tools. ThinkBIG combines classroom work in state-of-the-art labs with hands-on learning in the field. Through this program, students see technology in real-world applications, problem solving and helping customers.

ThinkBIG is located at the State Technical College of Missouri at Linn State with the opportunity to receive on-the-job training through internships at Cat dealerships. Graduates of the ThinkBIG program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are rewarded with great salary, benefits and unrivaled opportunities for professional growth.

In addition to substantial financial support, Fabick Cat brings the capabilities of its entire organization as well as the assistance of our partners to this innovative technical college program. Students are trained by experienced instructors and have the opportunity to work on current model Caterpillar equipment, engines, generators and switchgear using the latest tools and advanced diagnostic technology.

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Your Career begins with ThinkBIG

A career as a Fabick Cat Service Technician means no two days will ever be the same. You’ll solve big problems, using advanced technologies to service and repair over 300 different machines and engines, and work with customers across many different industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Logging and forestry
  • Power generation
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Road building
  • Earthmoving
  • Material handling
  • Trucking and transport
  • Locomotive
  • Mining

Advancement Opportunities
Becoming a Fabick Cat Service Technician is a great opportunity to get where you want to be. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll have opportunities to advance into new jobs, including more advanced technician roles, management or sales positions. Your skills will always be in demand industry-wide thanks to the continuous on-the-job training we provide, Caterpillar’s technology advantage, and the Cat dealer reputation for service excellence.

Competitive Salary
The heavy equipment industry pays great, and Cat dealerships lead the way in offering competitive salaries and opportunities for career advancement. As an entry-level Service Technician, you can expect to earn $40,000 – $60,000 a year – at least as much as a four-year college graduate. Then as your skills and experience increase over time, your salary could grow to as much as $65,000 to $80,000 a year. Please note, dealer wages and benefits vary throughout the world.

Outstanding Benefits
In addition to great money, your benefits package can also incorporate overtime, paid vacation time, flexible hours, healthcare, retirement and savings plans.