• Contract
  • Desford
  • Posted 6 days ago

Caterpillar, Inc.

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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.

As an Assembler at Caterpillar you will operate as part of the production team responsible for the assembly of parts or components to produce Building Construction Product (BCP) machines, according to specified work orders. As a Line Runner, you work on several stations covering planned/unplanned absences. You will utilise lean manufacturing tools and techniques while operating to defined “tact times” and production sequences.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Follow documented standard work procedures/instructions to perform safe and defect free assembly of parts and components, using various hand/power tools and lifting equipment provided in the work area

  • Work on several stations to support planned and unplanned absences

  • Train/coach Assembly Technician’s/Apprentices to standard work instructions • Operate BCP built machines where required

  • Follow and utilise Caterpillar Production System principles of continuous improvement reporting, waste elimination and standard work

  • Participate in product / process improvement dialogues as required • Cover the Team Leader’s role in their absence

  • Keep the work area clean, tidy and safe in line with 5S and total preventative maintenance (TPM) Adhere to the company’s Health and Safety policy and safe working practices

  • Adhere to Caterpillar’s Values in Action: Integrity, Commitment, Excellence, Teamwork, Sustainability

  • Undertake training and further learning as required

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Experience demonstrating three stations within CWL 90 line

  • Demonstrable high level of assembly or mechanical aptitude and accuracy

  • Have a fully flexible approach to the job role & responsibilities (willing to work overtime)

  • Thorough working knowledge of the area and build experience of the workstations within which you will be working

  • The ability to use hand/power tools and lifting equipment

  • The ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions/procedures

  • Attention to detail, able to work with own initiative and self-motivated

  • You will possess effective communication skills to liaise with various levels of the organization

  • Willing to undertake required training/learning

  • Must be willing to work a multi-shift pattern

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Job Title: Assembler

Salary: £26,750 rising to £28,150 once competent

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, Production Bonus, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website

Location: Desford, Leicestershire

Hours: Full Time – 37.50

Travel: Not required


Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company. You power is our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

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Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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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.

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