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Production Support Specialist- Quality Inspection 1st Shift-IPSD Seguin, TX

Location Seguin, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000159331

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Production Support Specialist – 1st Shift  – IPSD Seguin, TX  

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.   

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.  

Job Summary:  

As a Production Support Specialist, you will improve product quality, velocity, and cost by providing assistance to the assigned department in the form of data analysis, problem solving, and work validation in Seguin, Texas.   

What you will do: 

  • Aligning and securing engine components as directed by work instruction

  • Aligning and installing gaskets, seals, bearings, hoses, covers, and visual components 

  • Ensure that parts and materials used in the assembly process are free from quality defects 

  • Assist other departments with problem solving or improvement ideas related to assembly 

  • Verifying correct alignment of engine components using engine schematics and part prints 

  • Inspect parts and materials to ensure they are free from quality defects

  • Perform audits and carry out quality inspections to correct known defects 

  • Perform torque audits, leak tests, and visual inspection on all engines 

  • Shipping and receiving parts and verifying invoices to ensure inventory accuracy 

  • Ensure that materials received and delivered are free from quality defects 

  • Re-pack and arrange parts for warehouse storage or delivery to the assembly area 

  • Operate forklifts and tuggers to move materials within the facility Accurate and efficient delivery and removal of materials 

  • Submit and assist with the resolution of C.P.S. Continuous Improvement cards 

  • Follow standard operating procedures and area specific work instructions 

  • Provide information to supervisors and managers about processes within assigned area 

  • All other duties as assigned 

What you will have: 

  • Ability to work well with others 

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 

  • Understanding of rejection systems and coding 

  • Ability to operate minimum 10% of quality gates for the facility of equivalent of Production Tech III requirements 

  • Extensive engine function knowledge 

  • Completion of CAV/Manufacturing best practice training 

  • Shop floor manufacturing execution system (MES) knowledge 

  • No attendance, quality, or performance infractions in prior rolling 12-month period  

What would make you a top candidate:  

  • Shift and or value stream flexibility 

  • 1-2 years of experience in assembly and quality in manufacturing

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods 

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations 

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. 

Additional requirements:  

  • Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants 

  • Caterpillar employees must be in current role 6 months at time of application and meet Caterpillar disciplinary guidelines for promotion  

What you will get:  

  • Payrate starting at $17.50 an hour  

  • 40-hour work week with potential for overtime  

  • 96 hours of vacation (PTO) with an additional 16 hours of paid personal time off 

  • Most national holidays off with pay 

  • 100% 401K match up to 6%  

  • Health, dental, vision, disability & life insurance 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Local & national discounts!  

  • Company provided uniforms  

  • Safety shoe allowance up to $125 

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. 

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). 

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

About Caterpillar  

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.  

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

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