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Caterpillar, Inc. Manufacturing Associate 1st Shift - Wamego, KS in Wamego, Kansas

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


As a Manufacturing Associate at Caterpillar’s Wamego Kansas facility, you will perform a variety of repetitive processes using varied machines and/or hand tools to complete the assembly and/or sub-assemble of component parts and unite so paint can be applied. Following blueprints and standard work is a must. Operating various tools to ensure the job is done right. Various assembly tasks including greasing line bore holes and tap and clean all threaded holes. Maintaining machines and equipment. Completing labor report sheet. Visually inspect parts as processed. Proceeds on assignments with minimal supervision and/or direction. The applicant may occasionally work in high precarious places, may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, as well as occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The position is in a manufacturing environment with high noise levels.

Possible Work Areas:

Assembly Prep


Basic Qualifications

  • One-month related experience or training or equivalent combination of education or experience

Top Candidates will also have

  • Previous warehouse experience

  • Proficiency of blueprint reading

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Additional Information

Shift: 1st - Full Time

Hours: 5AM-3:30PM, M-TH

Starting pay rate: $13.80 /hour

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a quarterly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers .

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

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.