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1st Shift Assembler (Machine Handler PDC) – Athens, GA

Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020

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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 PDC at the  Athens, GA site. The person will report to a Section Manager.


This is an Product Assembler new hire hourly position starting at $14.00/hr.


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 specifically produces mini hydraulic excavators and small track-type tractors; from fabrications to assembly of the finished

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, GA 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.  Athens 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:
  • Must have heavy equipment machine operating experience
  • Must have manufacturing assembly 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:

  • Product Distribution Center (PDC) experience
  • Forklift experience
  • Logistics experience
  • Machine assembly experience
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) using Standard Assembly tools (torque wrenches, pneumatic tools, etc.) and their applications.
  • Experience working with lean manufacturing principles such as following standard work, continuous improvement, eliminating process waste, and 5S 
  • Intermediate level of proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) working with Standard Operating Procedures or Standard Work
  • Basic computer skills such as operating a computer in a Windows based environment 
  • Ability to read/write and interpret documents
  • Experience working in a team based environment  

Additional Information:  Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants.  Employees work outside in inclement weather 90% of shift.  This is a 1st shift hourly position with an entry wage of $14.00/hr in Athens, Ga.  No relocation benefits are available.

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
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Oct 14, 2020


United States

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