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Caterpillar, Inc. Material Specialist- 2nd & 3rd Shifts Available- Morton, IL in Morton, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

This position has the potential to jumpstart your career with Caterpillar leading to regular full-time employment

Now is a great time to join us! Caterpillar has recently been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine. Our team is currently looking for talented individuals to fill the role of Materials Specialist at our Morton Distribution Center.  In this position, your role will be to perform a variety of functions to check, receive, and verify accuracy of our prime product. You will check, store, disburse or fill orders for parts, materials, tools, equipment and supplies. 

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

  • 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.

*  One year of any kind of previous work or volunteer experience

* *

Physical Qualifications (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry boxes weighing up to 35 pounds for intervals of 15-30 minutes

  • Infrequently lift and carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Work at heights of up to 20 feet from the floor

  • Work in an environment with frequently changing temperatures

  • Walk, squat, and bend over for intervals of 15-30 minutes

Top candidates will also have:

  • Previous distribution center, warehouse, and/or order filling experience 

  • Experience with operation of materials handling equipment

  • Good communication skills and strong commitment to safety and teamwork

  • Computer skills

  • Ability to read/write and interpret documents

* Ability to perform a variety of clerical functions and do basic math

  • Ability to obtain forklift certification

Additional Information:

* * Safety is a core value at Caterpillar.  We owe it to our employees and their families to work in a safe and secure workplace.   *All candidates for employment must successfully pass a preemployment drug screen held to the DOT standards for prohibited substances, including marijuana.

  • Multiple openings on 2nd and 3rd shift

* ** Wage is $16.17 with $0.30 per hour night shift premium

  • Positions are supplemental (40 or more hours per week but with no vacation or holiday pay and limited benefits)

  • Positions are in Morton, Illinois

  • There is no relocation offered for these positions

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the spam/junk 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. 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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.