Assembly Technician – All Shifts Job at Caterpillar – 3.9 in Lafayette, IN

Job Description


Career Area:
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN currently has openings for Assembly Technicians. In this role you will assemble components and perform adjustments on both diesel and natural gas engines. You could also perform assembly work in sub-assembly areas directly associated with prime product engine assembly. In addition, assemblers prepare engines for testing, painting and shipping of prime product.

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

Work includes but not limited to assembly of large engines

Work includes the use of:
hand tools

pneumatic tools

gauges and measuring devices

specialized torque equipment

electrical testing equipment

fork trucks

lifting devices/cranes

The ability to manipulate engine components during the assembly process.

The ability to learn the technical aspects of engine assembly, including troubleshooting and repair of in process engines.

Requires computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications.

Requires the ability to interpret engineering prints and factory paperwork.

Requires the ability and willingness to work overtime when needed.

Requires a flexible, self-directed individual with a strong sense of teamwork and good communication skills.

Requires support of safety, quality, and production goals of the area.

Required to complete and pass Basic Assembly Training.

Required to take Written Assembly Assessment

Basic Qualifications:
Applicant must have two years of professional job-related experience in auto/diesel/farm construction maintenance and repair or 2-year technical degree in diesel engine, automotive, electrical, electronics, or agricultural/construction equipment technology.

Strong electrical and mechanical background.

Possess an excellent attendance and safety record

Excellent communication skills

Strong electrical and mechanical background

Must be able to lift and manipulate engine components during the assembly process

Must be able to use hand and pneumatic tools as well as automatic torque equipment

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
Previous Engine Assembly Manufacturing Experience

Diesel Engine Schooling / Technical Degree

Engine Assembly / Disassembly / Rebuild / Repair (more than changing oil)

Previous experience operating a crane/hoist in a manufacturing setting

ASE Certification for diesel or gas engines

Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

Physical Requirements:
Candidates for all positions must have the ability to work in a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment.

Work may involve frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling, twisting, turning, climbing, and standing on concrete for 8+ hours.

All positions also require the ability to lift 25 pounds and withstand frequent repetitive movement of hands with a variety of tooling.

Some positions require the ability to perform tasks on a moving conveyor under time constraints

Additional Information:
Location of this position is in Lafayette, IN

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

Starting hourly pay rate of $19.11

40-hour work weeks with potential for Overtime

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts offered- Shift Premium for 2nd and 3rd Shift

144 hours of paid Personal Time Off (PTO) – (Prorated based upon start date)

11 Paid holidays

Climate controlled work environment – most areas

100% 401k match up to 6%

Annual company contribution into your 401k

Health, dental, vision, & life insurance effective first day of employment

Quarterly incentive program with potential for annual bonus

Clean/safe work environment

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

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.

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About Company

Company: Caterpillar – 3.9

Company Location:  Lafayette, IN

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