Be a Warrior. Be A Cat Dealer Technician.

The demand for dealer technicians is great. To celebrate Cat® service technicians and to recognize the potential careers these jobs provide, Caterpillar’s latest trial video – Cat Trial 10: Tech Test – showcases the knowledge of these technicians while challenging them in a competition against their peers.

NMC Cat’s very own Kyle Huxhold selected for Tech Test.

NMC Cat’s very own Kyle Huxhold was selected out of many applicants as part of the group of 18 to take part in the Tech Test. Earlier this spring Kyle traveled to Peoria, IL, to compete in a ninja-warrior style competition on an elaborate stage. The competition and the results have been kept top secret, with Caterpillar only now releasing the first videos and webisodes.

Dusty Weeter, NMC Cat Vice President says, “We are so proud of Kyle for being selected and for the way he represented NMC Cat.” Kyle is currently a second year diesel technician student with the NMC program at Central Community College, in Hastings, NE.

Weeter continues, “Our technicians are key to helping NMC Cat customers build a better Nebraska. These positions are challenging, high-tech and in high demand. These are careers that are well compensated, too. We’re hopeful this video provides people a closer look at some of the skills technicians have and how they apply them in their jobs.”

Cat dealers in the United States currently have approximately 1,600 open jobs, including several at NMC Cat. The services these technicians provide are critical for our customers to help keep their businesses operating by offering unmatched product support. Technicians work in a fast-paced environment, and they understand both the iron and technology on Cat products.

Be sure to catch Kyle at :46, :59, 1:37, 1:43.
And those shuffling feet at :23? Yeah, that’s him too. 


Caterpillar’s latest trial video highlights 18 dealer technicians who test their skills through an obstacle course. The challenges are similar to problems technicians must solve when working on a customer’s product. Technicians are experts on the latest technology on hundreds of different Cat machines and engines.

Congratulations Kyle!


And on behalf of your team at NMC Cat, thanks for partaking in this excellent opportunity to show the country the value of a career in diesel technology and repair.