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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Production Operator – 2nd & 3rd Shift

Location Boonville, Missouri, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000225232

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work 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.

Entry Level Machine Operator – Boonville, MO

Set up and operate a variety of machines and equipment to produce plastic and/or rubber parts.

Key Job & Application Aspects :

*Starting wage is $19/hour (plus $1/hour night shift premium for a total of $20/hour)

*6% 401k match

*Day one medical, dental, vision, RX (get all starting as low as $33.00/month!)

*HSA with company contribution

*Monthly bonus (possibility of up to 11%)

*10 paid vacation days (prorated first calendar year)

*Paid personal days

*11 paid holidays

*Annual merit increases

*Opportunity for overtime hours/shifts

*Education Tuition Assistance

*Shifts Available:

2nd - Monday - Friday, 3PM - 11:30PM

3rd - Sunday - Thursday, 11PM - 7:30AM

*Please include work history/experience and/or include an updated resume so we can fully assess your application.

* All offers for employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Background and Drug Screen.

Essential job responsibilities & expectations but are not limited to the following:

*Monitor equipment to ensure proper temperature and pressures are maintained to produce quality product

*Clean and inspect parts for quality

*Complete required paperwork to account for production and quality activity

*Read and follow Safe Job Procedures

*Set-up and operate complex production equipment

*Maintain production on multiple machines simultaneously

*Operate and adjust automated and/or robotic equipment

*Maintain a positive environment requiring communication with other team members

*Complete job functions required to support CPS principles

*Focus on safety and quality

*Strong interpersonal and communication skills

*Ability to coordinate multiple efforts at once

*Ability to work in a team environment

*Flexible to business needs

*Willing to be cross trained in all areas

Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications :

*Basic computer experience (Intermediate skill level - basic skills/knowledge, capable of functioning independently while using computers)

Top Candidates will also have :

*Rubber injection molding experience

*Previous manufacturing/operations experience

*Previous fork truck experience

*Previous experience working with written instructions for a given job such as Standard Operating Procedures or Standard Work instructions

Additional Information :

*Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process. If you wish to know the status of your application - please review your job submissions on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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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