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2nd shift Assembler - Athens, GA

Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2021
Closing Date: May 31, 2021

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Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

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

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.  Position includes a wage of $16.61/hour (includes 8%-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:

  • 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.

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. Entry pay is $16.61/hour (includes 8%- night shift premium). Openings on 2nd shift.  Hiring process includes a pre-employment drug screen.

Shift Hours:

2nd Shift:  Monday-Thursday, 5 pm – 3:30 am

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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.

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

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

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Job Info

Apr 2, 2021


United States

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