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2nd shift Product Assembler - Athens, GA

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Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2020

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Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career.  

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 on our Welding Team. 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 directly hiring for our Caterpillar machine assembly operation which builds mini hydraulic excavators and track-type tractors. 


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 2nd shift. 2nd shift works Monday-Thursday 5 pm - 330 am. Position includes a wage of $14.00/hour + 5%night shift premium, quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day 1. 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, assembles/tests parts, components, or systems for BCP machines according to the specified work orders. This position is for the assembly line at the new Athens, GA site. The person will report to a Section Manager.


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

Mechanical job duties may include the following:

  • 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.
  • Operate Athens built products.
  • Seeks out paint defects and may perform paint touch up as needed.
  • 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
  • Must have effective communications skills


Caterpillar is committed to excellence in all that we do. As a global, diverse technology leader, Caterpillar 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.  We are proud of who we are- thousands of people making progress possible around the world.


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 and small wheel loaders.  Athens, G.A. specifically produces mini hydraulic excavators and small track-type tractors; from fabrications to assembly producing a finished product.


BCP is proud to be a family friendly, flexible employer with a very competitive Total Rewards package.  Since 2013, Caterpillar BCP Division has consistently earned the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) "Work-Life Seal of Distinction" for providing a wide variety of workplace policies, programs & practices that support employees across all major aspects of work-life integration. The Athens, G.A. facility was recently awarded the 2016 Georgia Large Manufacturer of the Year as well as the 2015 Safety Performance Award by the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.  The Athens, G.A. facility was also recognized by Caterpillar in 2014 by being awarded the Environmental Excellence Gold Award. 


Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career. 


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: 

  • Work history that demonstrates consistency in employment
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Parts/product manufacturing assembly experience
  • Heavy equipment machine assembly experience
  • Caterpillar product knowledge (excavators, tractors, etc.)
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Information:  Resumes are highly encouraged. Openings on 2nd shift. 2nd shift works Monday-Thursday 5 pm - 330 am.  If you meet our minimum requirements, an online assessment will be sent to your application email.  Please check your email and spam mail periodically as this test is time sensitive.  Caterpillar is a drug free work environment.  Pre-employment drug screens are required as part of our selection process.


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.  Position includes a wage of $14/hour, quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit package that begins on Day 1. Employees on 2nd shift receive an additional 5% 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.  


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).


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


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, O.

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Nov 2, 2020


United States