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Caterpillar, Inc. Warehouse Associate - $500 sign on bonus in Champaign, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Caterpillar Product Support & Logistics Division are currently recruiting for flexible workforce positions (working 40 hours per week) in their Champaign Facilities! Earn $850 in addition to weekly pay within first four months of employment!

$13.65 per hour (additional $.65 shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts), $500 sign-on bonus*, $350 retention bonus per quarter (after the first 30 days), 5 days unpaid vacation 3 days unpaid personal time, unpaid holidays and Caterpillar ‘Works 4 me’ limited medical benefit plan. Depending on business requirements, normal working hours will be 40 per week with some opportunity for overtime! Don’t miss this opportunity!

*$500 sign-on bonus paid in two installments; $250 paid at 60 days of successful employment and $250 paid at 120 days of successful employment.

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

  • Utilizing material handling equipment, such as: reach trucks, sit-down forklifts and overhead cranes

  • Perform material handling and warehousing functions

  • Order filling, processing, storing/ picking of parts, materials, equipment and supplies

  • Operating automated packaging equipment, shipping and receiving

Are you curious to see what it is like to work at our Champaign facility? Watch this: https://caterpillar.sharepoint.com/teams/Mid-WestLogisticsCenterGroup/Shared Documents/Media/Part Trip V3.mp4?csf=1&e=YaKqIE&cid=0af703c9-f97f-4f76-897b-c39d95cc7fdd

All eligible candidates MUST pass the following pre-employment screenings before they can be hired to any Caterpillar position:

  • Background Screening

  • Drug Screening (including marijuana)

  • Post-Offer Medical Questionnaire - clearance from Corporate Medical

Basic Requirements

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry boxes weighing up to 35 pounds for intervals of 15-30 minutes

  • Work at heights of up to 20 feet from the floor

  • Work in an environment with frequently changing temperatures

  • Walk, squat and bend over for intervals of 15-30 minutes, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Able to complete training on a computer when required (this is primarily for safety and job-related training)

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Experience with operation of materials handling equipment - or willingness to be trained

  • Previous distribution center, warehouse, and/or order filling experience

Additional Information

  • Positions are in Champaign, Illinois on all shifts with the majority being 2nd and 3rd

  • Positions available in all departments such as Outbound, Inbound, IDS and Pick & Store, and Kitting

  • This position is part of Caterpillar’s Flexible workforce and employees are expected to be willing to work in any area as needed

  • Starting wage is $13.65 per hour (additional $.65 shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts). After 30 days, Caterpillar Flexible employees will be eligible for the Quarterly Retention Bonus ($350)!

  • $500 sign-on bonus paid in two installments; $250 paid at 60 days of successful employment and $250 paid at 120 days of successful employment.

  • Caterpillar Flexible employees are eligible for limited benefits: 5 days unpaid vacation, unpaid holidays and Caterpillar ‘Works 4 me’ medical benefit plan

  • Relocation reimbursement is not offered for this position

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

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.