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Caterpillar, Inc. 3rd Shift Team Lead- Assembly- Sanford, NC in Sanford, North Carolina

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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.

As a Team Lead at Caterpillar Inc., you will under general supervision, coordinate, oversee and monitor activities within a

specific factory function in Assembly. This is an Hourly 3rd shift position starting at $21.44/ hour at the Sanford, NC facility.

Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Has knowledge of all assembly procedures, standard work schedules, quality requirements and build requirements in

assigned work area.

  • Uses various tools provided in the work area to perform assembly duties and may include the use of lifting devices to

move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs.

  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard


  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition

  • Must meet deadlines.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work.

  • Contributing team member.

  • Train new and develop existing employees.

  • Liaison between team members and section managers.

  • Job duties may include the following:- First point of contact for questions related to employee job functions.

  • Performance of administrative functions and may be accountable for daily team PQVC metric boards.

  • May provide input on schedule/build adjustments

  • May communicate with cross-functional leaders.

  • Relies on independent decision-making and problem solving to complete job tasks.

  • Communicate potential build schedule, inventory or manpower issues and solutions to section manager.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Previous Assembly experience

  • Intermediate Standard Work experience (basic skills/knowledge - capable of functioning independently)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs .

Top candidates will also have:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Microsoft Office experience (basic skills/knowledge - capable of functioning independently)

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair defects quickly and efficiently to minimize Production interruptions

  • Leadership experience

  • Manufacturing experience

Benefits on Day one!

  • Medical, Dental and vision coverage

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, etc)

  • 401k Savings Plan

  • Health savings account (HAS)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short and long term disability coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Program

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Additional information:

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.

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.