Testimonials

We've made it easy for you to hear what actual service technicians have to say. To learn more about a career as a service technician please view the short videos below. This is your opportunity to hear what it's like from people who do this everyday.

Mma-Tumelo Soesman, First Female Graduate

Text and phot by Gregory Rijssen, Communication Officer of SURMAC.

Mma-Tumelo Soesman, from Suriname, is the first woman in the Caribbean who has completed the free online Caterpillar technician training. Not only is she the first woman, she also did it in style by completing the course in eight days. The Technician for the Caribbean program is designed to be completed during a three-month period. The training was more than she had hoped. “The training was instructive. I wanted to learn more about machines and learned the difference between a gasoline engine and a diesel engine. I also learned a lot about safety. The training has further fueled my love for heavy equipment and I now want to follow the in-depth courses," says the Bachelor of Science in Geoscience. Her message to female students: “Don't give up, finish the training and prove that you can do what a man can do. Technical work is not only reserved for men."

Jonathan Langguth, Mining Technician, SURMAC

I started The Caterpillar apprentice trainee training in the year 2015. By learning the basic fundamentals that Caterpillar Training has to offer, I gained a better vision and understanding about why Caterpillar is and became a Global Brand. I am now a Caterpillar Dealer Technician, Specializing in Mine Technology. The Basic fundamentals I learned throughout my Training at the Dealer gave me the opportunity to be stationed at one of the biggest mining companies. This gave me the motivation to become a better Technician within my field of work and developing myself to a certain point where my expertise could be needed at different countries.