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Caterpillar, Inc. Assembly Technician III $2K SIGN ON BONUS 2nd shift in Iowa

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:


Caterpillar takes a system view of the life of our products. We design and manufacture them for multiple lives, our dealers support and service them to maximize their value to the customer, and we remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. Our industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise, large field population and world class dealer organization make this possible. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better world.

Caterpillar currently has an opening for an Assembly Technician III position supporting Reman Drivetrain located in the West Fargo, ND facility. The Technician lll operates a variety of tools and equipment to assemble and disassemble product.

Job Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Accurately utilizes data collection systems

  • Ability to perform all tasks of the assembly process with no assistance

  • Ability to effectively perform rework operations independently

  • Ability to effectively train new team members on all assembly operations

  • Can identify and accurately categorize wear patterns of parts

  • Use blueprints, gauges, torque measuring devices and/or other equipment to ensure conformance to quality specifications

  • Assists in the development of new assembly and disassembly procedures

  • Use precision measuring devices to effectively assemble and/or disassemble final product

  • Ability to effectively interpret blueprints

  • Able to effectively train other techs in various assembly and disassembly operations

  • Assist lead person in their absence

  • Perform preventive maintenance as required

  • Assist in identifying issues and initiating corrective action processes as necessary

  • Perform 5S Audits

  • Perform Safety Stop Audits observations as required

  • Participate in the CI/PID Process

  • Any duties or tasks that may be assigned to promote cross training or support for various areas of the shop

  • Follow the Caterpillar Production System (CPS) Standard Work Sheets

  • Other duties as assigned

People Related Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Promote a culture based on our Values in Action

  • Follow established facility safety policies, safe job procedures and hazardous risk assessments and using the proper Personal Protective equipment for the specific job being performed

  • Work with variety of employees throughout the day to effectively communicate needs and to perform job related tasks

  • Proven ability to work in a team setting

  • Serve as a positive role model and contribute to team effort by supporting all employees in our organization

  • Ensure customer requirements are met

  • Conduct business with the highest level of honesty and integrity

  • Ability to Interface with plant management, supervisors and production personnel

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years job related experience in a manufacturing environment

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective decision making, analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Highly motivated and a self starter

  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of changing situations

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Proven record of good attendance

  • Must possess ability to deal with multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand as needed to perform essential functions of the position

  • Ability to periodically walk and/or travel to other areas of the plant and other warehouses as directed

  • Ability to use keyboard, reach above shoulder height, below the waist, and lift and file documents throughout the day

  • Ability to perform safe execution of repetitive motions

  • Ability to repetitively lift and carry up to 35 pounds

  • Visual and hearing abilities as appropriate for safe execution of job duties, functions and tasks

  • Physical exertion and effort to safely lift, push or pull components or parts

Compensation & Benefits Offered!

Work Hours: 4:15PM - 2:45AM; Mon - Thurs with occasional overtime on Fridays.

Hourly Pay Range: $21.15 - $27.47 (pay negotiations based upon skills/experience) with an additional $1.00 night shift premium

  • $2,000 sign on bonus. Incumbent will receive first pay out after 90 days of employment and second payout after 180 days of employment.

  • The payout of sign on bonus will be based on acceptable performance and attendance

  • 40-hour work weeks with potential for overtime

  • 80 hours of vacation with an additional 24 hours of paid Personal Time Off (PTO)

  • 10 Paid holidays

  • 100% 401k match up to 6% offered on day 1 of employment

  • Health, dental, vision, & life insurance offered on day 1 of employment

  • Quarterly bonus program

  • Potential annual performance increase

  • Clean/safe work environment

  • Paid holiday shut down at the end of the year (dependent upon business needs)

  • paid weekly!

For candidates that live outside of a 50 mile radius of the Fargo facility we will offer a $5K lump sum to relocate! This will be split into 2 payments. 1st payment will be paid out on the first pay check and 2nd payment to be paid after 30 days of employment.

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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

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


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