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Caterpillar, Inc. Communications Rep I in Deerfield, Illinois

Career Area:

Human Resources

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


In this role, you will partner with other team members in support of HR initiatives that include diversity and inclusion, learning and development, total rewards and more. These partnerships will give you exposure to the business and grow your skills as a communication’s practitioner and strategist, setting you up for success in future roles. You will be the lead editor of our HR Newsletter, and help the team produce large meetings, create videos, write stories, develop presentations and more.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a 4-year college or university degree with a focus on communications, English, HR or related field.

  • At least 3 years of job-related experience is required, preferably with internal communications experience.

  • Strong writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop strong relationships with team members and business partners.

  • Experience creating engaging stories in various mediums.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects to meet established deadlines.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Desire to learn Caterpillar’s business and grow a career in communications.

  • Knowledge of digital and web technologies.

  • Forward-thinking mindset and imagination to innovate how we get information to HR.

Additional Information

Location: Deerfield or Peoria, Illinois

Relocation is not offered

5% travel is expected

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.