Caterpillar Inc. Assembly & Test Specialist- 1700036R in Peoria, Illinois

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Job Summary:

We are currently seeking Assembly and Test Specialists. You will perform a series of routing functions to assemble machine components.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Assembling / testing, reworking and repairing machine components

* Performing production based on schedule and continuously improving process efficiency

* Ensuring adherence to Standard Work Sheet to achieve quality products and avoid quality issues

* Participating in pre-shift Process Improvement Dialogue (PID) & Continuous Improvement (CI), raising, submitting issues and suggestions and following up requirements from supervisor

* Providing timely reports to operation supervisor or team lead on material availability and equipment downtime

* Identifying specification gaps and root causes and making adjustments to meet engineering test specifications

* Physical Qualifications (With or Without Accommodation)

* Operate equipment including forklift, Hand Jack/pallet truck

* Noise levels of 85db or greater

* Operate overhead cranes, jib cranes and hoists

* Lift up to 35lbs frequently

* Work at multiple heights

* Climb on equipment, machines, ladders and various step stools

* Stand for a minimum of 8 hour shifts with minimal breaks

* Work various shifts and workday schedules including nights and weekends

* Work in environment with frequently changing temperatures and all weather conditions

* Exposure to magnets that may impact medical devices

* Kneel, squat, and crawl on knees

* Work in awkward positions, including forward reach, lateral reach, squat, overhead reaching, twisting and forward head and rotation of neck.

* Work in tight spaces

* Repetitive grasping, pushing, pulling rotating

* Use of fine motor skills

* Use of hand tools

* Required Personal Protective Equipment: hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toed/metatarsal foot gear, and protective clothing and equipment including shock resistant gloves, fall restraint harnesses, jackets, chaps, helmet, grinding shield, cut/heat resistant sleeves, etc.

* Computer skills to access Cat Intranet

* Ability to read prints and use gauges for Quality Inspection

Required Qualifications:

1 year experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment

Desired Qualifications:

* Previous Undercarriage Assembly Experience

* Strong communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work in a team environment

* Strong commitment to safety

* Must be able to work any shift / schedule as shifts / working hours will change with business needs.

Additional Information

Shift: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts have open positions available

This is a Supplemental position- minimum 40 hours per week with limited benefits available

Relocation assistance is not offered for this position

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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