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U have to be flexible... most days its 10hr. shifts Mon- Thurs. and every other Friday 8hrs. But there is times ( more occurring lately) 11hr. shifts Mon- Thurs till build is met and some Fridays working 11hrs. it really depends on how Caterpillar wants work, and two 10 min. breaks and 20 min. lunch...

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How long does it take for Caterpiller to call after you take an assessment? I applied for Material Specialist in Morton, IL.

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Applied on their website with resume attached. They called me 5 days later after my submission.

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Be prepared for an in-depth technical interview with a panel. This is a serious business, and I was impressed with the depth of questioning and testing.

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The management cares about their workers. The foundry isn't for everyone.I have done jobs that others would walk away from. Once you hire into a company, you agree to work at their specs for a certain dollar amount. There are those that think they are too "special" to keep that agreement. All of my supervisors were wonderful to work for. There you go. I worked. I gained a lot of knowledge and deep respect for the foundry and the people that work in it. The process is fascinating. They are like family. Mary M.

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3 to 11 and i was at the Montgomery plant not the North Carolina plant

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Make sure new hires go through the coaching process if their time clock punches are a minute or so after shift begins. When supervisors don't see to it that the coaching aspects are presented, HR takes over and the supplemental new hires are gone. Encourage and look after your new hires early on. They are worth your time and they need your help to grow and become more independent.

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Full time for now.

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Hat with bump cap, ear plugs, safety glasses, steel toe boots with metatarsal, jeans, T-shirt

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Fast paced at times , just like any other company

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