ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS -19.68/hour starting pay, $1,000 Sign On Bonus

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS -19.68/hour starting pay, $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Caterpillar | Lafayette, IN, 47901, US

Posted 17 days ago

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Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS - $19.68/hour starting pay, $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Lafayette, Indiana

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Incentives/Bonus Opportunities, Matching 401k, available first day of employment. : Apply online and create a candidate account.


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!

ASSEMBLY TECHNICIANS needed at The Large Power Systems Division located in Lafayette, IN.

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, assembly technicians prepare engines for testing, painting and shipping of prime product.

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

* Assembly of large diesel and natural gas 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

* Manipulating engine components during the assembly process.
* Learning the technical aspects of engine assembly, including troubleshooting and repair of in process engines.
* Support of safety, quality, and production goals of the area.
* Utilizing computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications
* Reading and interpreting standard work in computer programs, engineering prints and factory paperwork

Basic Qualifications:

Applicant must meet ONE of the following criteria:

* Two years of professional job-related experience in auto/diesel/farm experience- OR
* Two years of construction, maintenance and repair- OR
* 3 months of experience through the Lafayette Large Engine facility staffing agency- OR
* 6 months Caterpillar Logistics Assembly experience- OR
* Two years manufacturing experience- OR
* Technical degree in diesel engine, automotive, electrical, electronics, or agricultural/construction equipment technology

Additional Basic Qualifications:

* Strong electrical and mechanical background.
* Ability and willingness to work overtime when needed.
* Flexible, self-directed individual with a strong sense of teamwork and good communication skills.

Top Candidates will also have:

* Experience as Automotive Mechanic
* Previous Engine Assembly Manufacturing Experience
* 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 40 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
* 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

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.
* Candidates must complete the full hiring process which includes, but not limited to: successful completion of Assembly Technical Interview, Targeted Selection Interview (TSI), background check, post offer medical questionnaire and drug screen
* Candidates must successfully complete and pass Basic Assembly Training (BAT), which is completed as a part of the new-hire orientation and onboarding process.
* Successful candidates must remain in their role for twelve (12) months, with the exception of a promotional opportunity and/or nights-to-days rotation.

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

* Starting hourly pay rate of $19.68/Hour. Higher rates offered based on Experience.
* 40-hour work weeks with potential for Overtime
* 18 days / 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%
* 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


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