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1st shift Product Quality Technician (Athens, GA)

Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 7, 2021

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Career Area:

Logistics

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.  Position includes a wage of $18.21/hour, a quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day 1.  Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors.

https://youtu.be/kEm9yge1fEE  

While working in Product Support at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will lead your team in effort to support continuous improvement. You will also perform Very Early Hour Reliability (VEHR) testing, as well as conduct Vital 5 quality audits on component parts. This position is under limited supervision and typically reports to a supervisor.

Job duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform Very Early Hour Reliability (VEHR) testing
  • Conduct Vital 5 quality audit on component parts and root cause analysis on quality issues.
  • Gather assembly defect data
  • May develop and update successive checks and PQA checks for each area, including check sheets for the assembly line.
  • Ability to Follow Standard Work
  • Follow and utilize CPS principles of 5S
  • Accountable for Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting
  • Catalogue quality issues into a computer system and flag defects for repair.
  • Deliver quality support to the plant by creating and developing business plans for each manufacturing assembly area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 1 year of quality experience in a similar role
  • Must have experience operating inspection equipment and gauges
  • Must have intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in SAP software
  • Must have intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Word and Excel
          

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Top candidates will also have:

  • Previous audit experien
  • Further education beyond high school
  • Green Belt training
  • ASQ certifications
  • Blueprint reading experience
  • Intermediate proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced Problem Solving/Troubleshooting Ability
  • Meticulous and analytical nature
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Machine assembly experience
  • Machine equipment product knowledge-excavators and/or tractors

Additional information: Resumes are encouraged for all applicants. This is a 1st shift hourly position starting at $18.21/hour located in Athens, GA. No relocation benefits are available.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. 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 quarterly bonus. Additional benefits include paid holidays and paid time off (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. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

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

R0000024429

United States


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