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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Team Lead - 1st Shift - Schertz, Texas

Location Schertz, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000205476

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Machine Shop Team Lead – 1st Shift – IPSD Schertz, 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:  

The purpose of this position is to provide day-to-day leadership of the assigned team to ensure the team safely and efficiently performs the activities related to the assembly, logistics, or quality of Caterpillar engines. Team Leaders report to Section Managers and will be assigned to departments within the business to meet customer and company demands in Schertz, Texas. 

What you will do: 

  • Ability to fill any position and complete any task within assigned team 

  • Ensure standard work is followed within the team

  • 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  

  • Provide leadership and assist with the training of Machine Operators

  • Verifying correct alignment of components using electrical 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 tool & torque audits, leak tests, and visual inspection on all engines

  • Operate forklifts and tuggers to move materials within the facility

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

What you will have:  

  • 1 year manufacturing & supervisory experience 

  •  Advanced proficiency (Advanced skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) using Standard Assembly tools (torque wrenches, pneumatic tools, etc.) and their applications. 

  • Experience working with lean manufacturing principles such as following standard work, continuous improvement, eliminating process waste, and 5S 

  • Advanced level of proficiency working with Standard Operating Procedures or Standard Work 

  • Capable of working independently 

  • Basic computer skills such as operating a computer in a Windows based environment

  • Ability to read/write and interpret documents

  • Experience working in a team-based environment   

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):  

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods  

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations  

  • Ability to lift 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 $20 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 .  

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

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