Machine Operator I – 1st & 2nd Shift – Schertz, TX

Caterpillar, Inc.

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, youre 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 dont 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.

Job Summary

As a Machine Operator, you will perform the duties associated with the machining of engines blocks and cylinder heads for Caterpillar Diesel Engines. Machine Operators report to Section Managers and will be assigned within the operations department

What you will do:

Operate machining equipment to produce parts free of quality defects

Maintain records related to inventory, quality, defective parts, and defective equipment

Maintain a safe and clean workstation

Maintain or exceed production standards as set by the company

Submit and assist with the resolution of C.P.S. Continuous Improvement cards

Follow standard operating procedures and area specific work instructions

Provide information to supervisors and managers about processes within assigned area

All other duties as assigned

What you will have:

Minimum of 2 months experience in a machining, manufacturing environment

Must have the ability to work well with others

Must have general knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Must have experience

Beginner level experience with electronic standard work or SOPs

Beginner level experience with Microsoft Office

What would make you a top candidate:

2 or more station certifications

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time

Ability to perform repetitive operations

Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

We are committed to ensuring a supportive and accommodating work environment for all employees. Please advise of any reasonable accommodation requests to facilitate your ability to perform the job’s essential functions.

Additional Requirements:

No written attendance, quality, or performance infractions in prior rolling 12-month period

Former Caterpillar employees must meet rehire eligibility guidelines for consideration

Must meet expectations for Quality, Attendance, Station Certification and CAT Values in Action

Must meet expectations in the following categories: Safety Orientation, Responsibility, Thoroughness, Flexibility, Sense of Duty, Achievement, & Learning Potential

Must have the ability to follow Facility’s Safety Policy

Additional Information:

$17 per hour starting payrate

1st Shift: Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 2:30pm

2nd Shift: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 10:30pm

Resumes are highly encouraged

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)

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

Relocation assistance 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 .

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we have been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

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.

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

Posting Dates:

March 4, 2024 – March 10, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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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.