As the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas equipment and industrial gas turbines, Caterpillar is an organization that everyone knows about. Part of the huge employee base that the company boasts of, are warehouse associates who ensure that all parts and components, or even entire machines are properly picked, packed and transported to customers.
Working as a warehouse associate at Caterpillar will require you to work with a variety of source documents to verify part numbers, locations and quantities. You may also be required to conduct first line, basic quality assessment of parts for any apparent damages or defects. If you have worked in a warehouse environment that caters to machinery parts, you will have no trouble qualifying for a warehouse associate job at Caterpillar.
To work as a warehouse associate at Caterpillar, you have to possess a high school diploma or a GED, in addition to being physically dexterous. Since you will be working in an environment with frequently changing temperatures, you need to be able to able to handle temperature extremities. Typically, warehouse associates need to be able to use and operate picking and packing machinery and tools so that their work becomes easy and safe.
Here is a list of duties that a Caterpillar warehouse associate performs on a daily basis:
• Receive work orders and determine which components or / and parts need to be picked and packed
• Locate parts in predefined areas by looking through inventory systems and physically pick them up
• Check picked parts and components to see if they are damage free and ensure that any damages or inconsistencies are reported immediately
• Ascertain that the correct batch number and product number are tagged on each picked item by comparing them to work orders
• Count the number of parts or components to ensure that they conform to the quantity written on work orders
• Physically move picked items to the packaging areas, inspect them for quality assurance purposes and pack them safely in cartons or crates, by following packaging instructions
• Seal and label packaged materials and ensure that all affixed information is accurate and clear
• Ascertain that all packed and labeled boxes are safely transported and stacked on delivery trucks
• Create documentation for each outgoing package and ensure that it is sent along with the shipment
• Receive incoming shipments and verify them by comparing them with work orders
• Ascertain that all incoming components and parts are properly labeled and stored in designated areas
• Create and maintain records of all incoming and outgoing shipments in predefined company databases