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Caterpillar Production Associate- (Temporary)

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Location: Sanford, NC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2020

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Job Description


COVID-19 is affecting the world and the health and safety of our workforce is our number one priority.  While we allow our employees the leave needed to care for themselves and their family during this pandemic, this creates opportunities in our Product Assembler and Warehouse Associate positions.  Our manufacturing plants continue to produce and we remain focused on protocols that keep our teams doing essential work safely (i.e. extensive cleaning and disinfecting, required use of face masks, social distancing, temperature checks, etc.).  To support our customers and continue providing the top quality products they need, we are hiring for Caterpillar temporary positions to supplement our current workforce. 


What does a Caterpillar temporary position mean?

  • Maximum two year assignment

  • Potential to earn quarterly bonus payments

  • Insurance plan available (employee + dependents)

  • Potential to transition to a regular full-time position with strong performance

  • Training and career development opportunities available

Maybe your job has been impacted by the current pandemic or maybe you are just looking to make a career change, either way, we have a place for you!  We anticipate the need to onboard a temporary workforce throughout the remainder of this year so we encourage you to apply now, complete our hiring process and our recruiting team will stay connected to provide advance notice of our availability and potential start dates.

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


The maximum duration of the temporary assignment is 2 years. Position includes a wage of $14.04 per hour and a medical package.  Assignment will be in Operations as a Product Assembler, in Fabrications or in Logistics as a Warehouse Associate. Shifts could be first or split shift for Warehouse Associates, 

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EEO/AA Employer. All Qualified individuals including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities- are encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications:

  • Previous work 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.

Top candidates will also have:

  • At least 6 months of Machine Assembly experience
  • Experience with Torque Wrenches
  • Cat product knowledge
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing
  • Intermediate proficiency with Standard Operating Procedures or Standard Work
  • Experience working in a "team environment"
  • Further education beyond high school
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Additional Information:  Resumes are highly encouraged from all applicants. 

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

EEO/AA Employer. All Qualified individuals including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities- are encouraged to apply.

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 2, 2020


United States