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Caterpillar, Inc. Material Specialist in Decatur, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

As a Materials Specialist at Caterpillar, you will perform a variety of functions to check, receive, verify accuracy of our prime product. You will check, store, disburse or fill orders for parts, materials, tools, equipment and supplies. . You will also work with various source documents to verify the accuracy and conditions of parts.

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

  • Work in an environment with frequently changing temperatures, and walk, squat, and bend over for intervals at a time

  • Maintain and report daily receiving and shipping activities

  • Safely perform the material handling and warehousing functions required in the receiving, processing, storing, moving, packing, and shipping of parts, materials equipment and supplies.

  • Perform related and/or specialized clerical duties and resolves discrepancies as required. Maintains related clerical records and operates computer terminal and/or hand held scanner to access and update information for receiving, counting and order processing.

  • Performs housekeeping functions as required.

  • Uses mobile equipment as required to facilitate job functions.

  • Reports defects and need for repairs.

  • Strong commitment to safety and teamwork

Applicants may and will be placed on any shift - 1st, 2nd or 3rd. This includes Alternate Work Week Schedule and Every Weekend Schedule

Over Time can and will be required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior experience of 1 year or more in a warehouse or similar environment

  • Ability to obtain forklift driver certification

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong commitment to safety and teamwork

  • Must be able to work any shift

Top Candidates Will Also Possess:

  • Ability to perform a variety of warehouse functions and do basic math

  • Previous forklift experience

*Previous inventory control experience

Additional Information:

Positions are supplemental - 40 or more hours per week but with no vacation or holiday pay and limited benefits. You can also be placed on any shift and moved at any time to any position.

Starting pay is $16.70 / hr

Positions are in Decatur, IL

There is no relocation offered for these positions

Caterpillar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/span folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

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.