Start Your Career

Are you a student, recent graduate, or transitioning out of the military? Do you enjoy working with your hands and love the challenge of solving complex mechanical problems? Are you more inclined to work in an office environment managing projects or processes? Get ready to start your career at Empire.

Graduates, Interns and Entry Level

Empire partners with vocational and trade schools, colleges and universities to recruit and hire talent for many of our positions across the company. By offering challenging career opportunities, along with comprehensive training and career development, you can grow your career with Empire.

For current high school or technical college students, our internship programs are an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience and learn what daily life is like for our heavy equipment technicians.

We also offer the ThinkBIG apprenticeship program, in partnership with Mesa Community College. This two-year college program is an ideal way to jumpstart your career if you’re just coming out of the military or have recently graduated. The program combines classroom and practical learning to give you an in-depth understanding of the technology behind today’s engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems and other components. After completing the program, you’ll receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and will be a fully credentialed Caterpillar® Dealer Service Technician.

Becoming a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician is a great opportunity to get where you want to be. If you have what it takes, you'll have opportunities to advance into new jobs, including more advanced technician positions, 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.

Admission into the ThinkBIG program is competitive. Interviews are held annually between January and March, with classes starting in August. For more information, contact us today.

After the Military

Thinking about your future after the military, start your career with Empire. We respect and honor your commitment to our country. We appreciate your service and value your skills.

Seven of Empire’s Supervisors have received the Patriot Award, given by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve). The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Service member employees nominated these supervisors for the award.

Empire values and supports its employees who serve in the armed forces. We will fully comply with federal and state law concerning military leaves of absence; in addition, we provide certain paid leave benefits to full time employees who have eligible military service obligations.

Start your Empire career today!