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Assembler Pre-Apprenticeship Program (Clayton, NC)

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Location: Clayton, NC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2020

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The Caterpillar Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship program is a year and a half program that prepares high school students for employment specifically the Caterpillar plant located in Clayton, North Carolina.  Eligible high school students will take manufacturing related classes at Johnson Community College three days a week during their junior year spring semester and work/train at Caterpillar during the summer and leading into their senior year.  Caterpillar compensates enrolled students for their time spent working at Caterpillar during the summer (up to 32 hours per week) leading into their senior year and during their senior year (minimum of 16 hours per week).  At the completion of the program, successful graduates will have earned 10 free credit hours from Johnson Community College and a certificate from the North Carolina Community College System.



About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit



The Building Construction Products (BCP) Division is a global division of Caterpillar Inc. that employs several thousand employees located at facilities worldwide. BCP has production facilities in the U.S. (Clayton, N.C.; Sanford, N.C.; Athens, Ga), UK, China, India and Brazil. Products designed, manufactured, and distributed by BCP include skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, small wheel loaders, small track-type tractors and mini-hydraulic excavators.



BCP is proud to be a family friendly, flexible employer with a very competitive Total Rewards package. We have been recognized as one of North Carolina’s Best Employers by Business North Carolina, a Family Friendly 50 employer by Morris Media Network and won the Capital Associated Industries (CAI) Ovation Award for HR excellence (Large Employer category). Our most recent recognitions include being named by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Triangle as well as being named a winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a High School Junior in good academic standing.
  • Must register & participate in the Career & College Promise Program through Johnston Community College
  • Must have support of parent or legal guardian
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have transportation
  • Must attach two letters of recommendation (from teachers and/or school administration)
  • Must attach a resume containing current high school details (name of school, current year enrolled, GPA)

Additional Information:  This is a part-time hourly position on first shift starting at $10.80/hr. No relocation benefits are available. This position is located in Clayton, N.C.


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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Oct 3, 2020


United States