Job Type: Full time
Career Area:Manufacturing & Supply ChainJob Description:Are you ready to build what matters? Build More Than Machines. Build a Career. Caterpillar is looking for candidates that want to build a career. This is a rare opportunity to join the Caterpillar Athens team as a direct hire. Openings available on 1st or 2nd shift. Position includes a wage of $16/hour, quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day ONE. 2nd shift positions start at $17.28/hour (includes 8% night shift premium). Employment includes a 2-week training program.Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors. While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will lead your team in efforts to support continuous improvement. This position works under general supervision to assemble/test parts, components, or systems for excavators and tractors according to the specified work orders. This position is for the assembly line at the Athens, GA site.In this role you may be expected to:Follow documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect free assembly and adjustment of components and prime product.Follow and utilize Caterpillar Production System (CPS) principles of 5S, continuous improvement idea reporting, waste elimination, and standard work. Seek out paint defects and perform paint touch up as needed.Use lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs..Basic Requirements:Previous work or volunteer experience (Assembly experience is not required. You will go through a 2-week training program)Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):Willing and able to sit or stand for prolonged periodsWilling and able to perform repetitive operationsWilling and able to lift up to 35 lbs. Top Candidates will also have: Manufacturing experienceParts/product manufacturing assembly experienceHeavy equipment machine assembly experienceCaterpillar product knowledge (excavators, tractors, etc.)Excellent attendance recordEffective communication and interpersonal skillsAdditional Information: Resumes are highly encouraged. Please do not submit a blank application (no work history or resume attached) as this may lead to disqualification. Openings available on 1st or 2nd shift. Position includes a wage of $16/hour, quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day ONE. 2nd shift positions start at $17.28/hour (includes 8% night shift premium). Employment includes a 2-week training program.Shift Schedule:1st Shift: Monday-Thursday, 6 am – 4:30 pm2nd Shift: Monday-Thursday, 5 pm – 3:30 amEmployee benefit detailsOur goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides Day ONE benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a quarterly bonus. Additional benefits include paid holidays and paid time off (prorated based upon hire date).Final detailsPlease 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, OEEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here.