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Caterpillar, Inc. 1st Shift Manufacturing Support 2- Fabs Planner- Sanford, NC in Sanford, North Carolina

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

This is a Manufacturing Support 2 position starting at $24.86/ hour in the Fabrications department at the Sanford, NC facility.

As Fabrications Support at Caterpillar Inc., you will directly support Manufacturing Engineers and fabrications on the plant floor through design and documentation of layout, tooling, fixtures, handling systems, safety, and ergonomics and other duties as assigned to support production planning.

Job duties may include:

  • Provide production support to the line as needed including: hydraulic troubleshooting, fixture troubleshooting, preventative maintenance tools, and tooling calibration.

  • Develops final work orders which detail processing steps and procedures, identified component parts, specifies technical aspects of part installation or application and identifies tooling or fixtures required for production.

  • Performs changes and updates to standard work schedules and other relevant assembly procedures based on Engineering input.

  • May create documentation or requisitions required for both capital and expense budget accounts.

  • Follows and utilizes Caterpillar Production System principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, Standard Work, PFMEA’s, SFMEA’s, and control plans.

  • Relies on independent decision-making and problem solving to complete job tasks.Must meet deadlines.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work.

  • Experience in welding and fabrication operationsUse Engineering prints and release notices to develop production operation sequence and documents in fabrication routing system.

  • Develop layouts using CAD system and identifies material locations.

  • Utilizes systems such as CAD, Bin System, and Team Center.

  • Cross-functional communication to complete tasks.

  • Provide summaries to leadership.

  • Contributing team member

Required Qualifications:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Fabrications Planner function requires a 2 year degree or equivalent or 4 yr degree

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Problem identification and solving skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Computer literate-Strong math background

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

  • Mechanical/Assembly Experience

  • Operations/Industrial Planning Experience

  • Basic knowledge of GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing)

  • Auto CAD experience

  • Basic 3D modeling experience

  • Welding/Fabrication experience

  • Understanding of the manufacturing planning systems

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

  • Ability to perform repetitive operations

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Computer and Caterpillar Systems Knowledge

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.