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Production Associate (Temporary) - Clayton, NC

Location: Clayton, NC, United States
Date Posted: May 16, 2021
Closing Date: May 17, 2021

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Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


As a production associate in Clayton, NC you can work in assembly building Small Wheel Loaders or in logistics receiving and delivering parts to our production line.  You will work in an environment that supports excellence.  For a look at what we do in Clayton, NC, click here >>

As a production associate supporting assembly you will work to assemble/test parts, components, or systems for BCP machines according to the specified work orders.  Job 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

As a production associate supporting logistics you will perform the material handling and warehousing functions required in the receiving processing, storing, moving, packing and shipping of parts, materials, equipment and supplies at the Clayton/ Smithfield, NC facility.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs the material handling and warehousing functions required in the receiving, processing, storing, moving, packing, and shipping of parts, materials equipment and supplies.

  • Works from a variety of source documents to verify quantities, count parts, fill orders, package parts, etc.

  • Uses machines for weighing, banding, wrapping, packaging, stenciling, etc.

  • Performs related an/or specialized clerical duties and resolves discrepancies as required.

  • Maintains related clerical records and operates computer terminal to access and update information for receiving, counting and order processing.

  • Uses mobile equipment (Reach Truck, Forklift Stand up/Sit down, Tugger, etc.) to facilitate job functions as required. Reports defects and need for repairs.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Must have previous employment or volunteer experience

Preferred Caterpillar product knowledge

Basic computer skills such as operating a computer in a Windows based environment

Experience working in a team-based environment.

Top Candidates will also have

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. for intervals of 15-30 minutes

  • Must be able to work at heights of up to 20 feet from the floor

  • Must be able to work in an environment with frequently changing temperatures Top candidates will also have:

  • Ability to read/write and interpret documents

Additional Information

Shift: 1st Shift

Hours: M-Th 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Starting pay rate: $14.46/hour

Work location: Clayton, NC (potential for Smithfield, NC if assigned to logistics)

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 along with the potential of a quarterly bonus.

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

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

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Job Info

May 16, 2021


United States

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