From the beginning of track technology to the introduction of diesel power, Caterpillar® has been the first with product innovations that meet the demands of a rapidly changing market. Hawthorne Cat is your Caterpillar dealer wherever you work throughout San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

Since 1956, Hawthorne has served various industries including general and heavy construction, landscaping, marine, paving, waste management, backup power and power generation. Like our products, the list of support services we offer is continually being improved, expanded, and redesigned around our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Hawthorne Cat is committed to partnering with our customers and exceeding their expectations with exceptional products and services through our empowered team that demonstrates strong work ethic, integrity, and teamwork. Your complete satisfaction as a partner with Caterpillar and Hawthorne Cat will always be our highest priority.

More on Hawthorne Cat

Headquartered in San Diego, Hawthorne Cat has over 400 employees worldwide including locations in San Diego County, the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Pacific Region.


Our main facility in Rancho Bernardo comprises 30 acres and includes our corporate headquarters and main service shop. Hawthorne Cat's Service shop, which has over 50,000 square feet of floor space with 42 fully service bays. Hawthorne is one of only a few service facilities in Southern California with an engine dynamometer. Our state-of-the-art facilities showcase metal lathes, a 30,000 ft/lbs torque wrench, line boring services, a stress relief machine, paint booths, end mills, auto welders and the capability to re-shape and re-skin moldboards, dozer blades and buckets. Additionally, Hawthorne Cat is one of a few Caterpillar dealers that can tear down and rebuild engines and components from a core.

Come Join Our Team!

Looking to build your future with an established, thriving company with countless opportunities for growth and advancement? Look no further. At Hawthorne Cat, we're always searching for exceptionally skilled, hardworking individuals interested in contributing to our success by providing unparalleled service and support to our customers and partners.


Why Choose Hawthorne?

  • Be part of a stable, vibrant, growing company
  • The largest machine company in the territory
  • Work on Cat® - the best machines worldwide
  • Receive continual Cat® certified training
  • Start a career - not a job
  • Work with the best in the industry

Hawthorne Values

  • Passion
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence

Hawthorne offers a dynamic, fast-paced work environment with exciting growth potential. We believe in rewarding exceptional performance and offer competitive wages plus a complete benefits package, including the following:

  • Health Insurance - including Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Group and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Group and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance Plan
  • Travel Accident Plan

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hawthorne Machinery Co. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy that we will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.


Hawthorne Machinery Co. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.


If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email jobs@hawthornecat.com or call: 800.437.4228. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Hawthorne Participates in E-Verify 



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