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Caterpillar Production Associate (Temporary) - Clayton, NC or Smithfield, NC

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Location: Smithfield, NC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2019

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Job Description


*This is a Caterpillar temporary position. The maximum duration of the temporary assignment is 2 years. Position includes a wage of $13.76 per hour and a medical package.  Assignment will be in Operations as a Product Assembler or in Logistics as a Warehouse Associate. Shifts could be first or split shift for Warehouse Associates, in either Clayton or Smithfield locations*


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.   Seeking team members interested in helping build the foundation of a positive team focused culture while safely building quality machines.


This position works under general supervision, reporting to a Section Manager.

  • As a product assembler, you will work to assemble/test parts, components, or systems for BCP machines according to the specified work orders. 

  • As a warehouse associate, you will perform the material handling and warehousing functions required in the receiving processing, storing, moving, packing and shipping of parts, materials, equipment and supplies at the Clayton/ Smithfield, NC facility.


Product Assembler job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Requires an assembly, mechanical or electronic aptitude with a good working knowledge of assembly practices
  • Uses various tools provided in the work area to perform assembly duties
  • Use of lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs.
  • Rotation to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities.
  • Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect free assembly and adjustment of components and prime product.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Contributing team member with effective communications skills

Warehouse Associate job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs the material handling and warehousing functions required in the receiving, processing, storing, moving, packing, and shipping of parts, materials equipment and supplies. 

  • Works from a variety of source documents to verify quantities, count parts, fill orders, package parts, etc. 

  • Uses machines for weighing, banding, wrapping, packaging, stenciling, etc. 

  • Performs related an/or specialized clerical duties and resolves discrepancies as required. 

  • Maintains related clerical records and operates computer terminal to access and update information for receiving, counting and order processing.  

  • Uses mobile equipment (Reach Truck, Forklift Stand up/Sit down, Tugger, etc.) to facilitate job functions as required.  Reports defects and need for repairs. 

  • Other tasks as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Previous employment or volunteer experience

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. for intervals of 15-30 minutes
  • Must be able to work at heights of up to 20 feet from the floor
  • Must be able to work in an environment with frequently changing temperatures

Top candidates will also have:

  • Ability to read/write and interpret documents
  • Caterpillar product knowledge
  • Basic computer skills such as operating a computer in a Windows based environment
  • Experience working in a team based environment.

Additional Information: This is a temporary position with Caterpillar in Clayton, NC or Smithfield, NC. The maximum duration of assignment is 2 years.  Position includes a wage of $13.76/hour and a medical package.

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Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Nov 18, 2019


United States