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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Machine Shop/Assembly Inspector

Location South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000158806

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

2nd Shift - Full Time

Job Description:

  • Machine Shop/Assembly Inspector (Continuous Improvement Associate): - Caterpillar South Milwaukee 
  • 2nd Shift Position
  • Primary role is machining and assembly inspection
  • Participate as a project team member and assists in data collection and analysis to support complex problem solving projects. 
  • Review process improvements that support the project.
  • Lead smaller improvement projects using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) or 8D methodologies.
  • Be able to perform process capability studies under the guidance of an engineer

Candidate Requirements:

  • Proficient with typical Microsoft applications
  • Capable of using tools including but not limited to Inside and outside micrometers, depth gage, vernier, caliper.
  • Ability to read and interpret standards and blue prints
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capable of working up to 12 hours when needed
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Comfortable working at heights up to 15 feet

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NDT testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • SAP experience


  • This position is located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Shift is 2nd - Full Time
  • This position starts at $24.16 to $26.18 hr -(depending on experience) plus an additional $0.70 for shift premium.
  • No relocation assistance is available.

Why Caterpillar South Milwaukee?

  • Competitive Hourly Pay with Shift Differential (.70/hour 2nd shift)
  • All Positions are Full-Time                                                                                                                  =
  • Bonuses for New Hires and Referrals 
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military Duty Paid Benefits, Parental Leave
  • Benefits Effective Date of Hire - Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • 401k with 6% Company Match
  • Company Discounts and Voluntary Benefits
  • Annual Employee Rewards Program
  • Recognition Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (includes eligible dependents)
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Company Provided PPE such as Safety Glasses (includes prescription safety glasses), Safety Boot Reimbursement
  • Company Provided Uniforms and Caps
  • Uniform Lockers, Personal Lockers, Showers
  • Lunchroom with Self-Service Canteen

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Caterpillar 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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