Fabrication Specialist / Welder

Decatur, IL, United States
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Caterpillar in Decatur is currently celebrating our 65th year in existence. Starting out as a motor grader plant, we are now the premier large mining truck manufacturing facility in the world.


As a Fabrication Specialist, you will set up, operate and adjust manual and/or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all positions.

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

* Perform manual finish welding operations on plain and alloy steels in all positions

* Operate robotic welding equipment

* Follow documented procedures and standard work to perform safe and defect free operations

* Perform carbon arc cutting and gouging

* Sanding may be required to dress welds

* Use of jib and overhead crane to manually position work pieces

Additional Info:

*This is a full-time position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in Decatur, IL and is part of Caterpillar's Resource Industries Operations & Products Division.

*This is for an alternate work week schedule. These are 12 hour shifts. Either 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 7:00AM. The schedule for example is 2 days on - 2 days off, 3 days on - 3 days off. Will work every other weekend.*

*Welders start at $18.43 plus a $0.60 off shift premium if applicable. In addition, Welders become eligible for a $2/hr retention bonus after 60 days of production work. Welders will receive incremental increases for every 26 weeks of active work until the maximum rate is reached.

*Welders are eligible for immediate benefits, such as medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as a matching tax-deferred savings plan.

*No relocation package is available.

*Hiring for a start date of 9/28/2020

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

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; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers

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

Required Qualifications:

* One (1) to three (3) years of GMAW or FCAW welding experience

* Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar provided training

* Minimum of one (1) year of experience in production environment

* Ability to perform simple computer operations

* Be available to work any shift

* Ability to work overtime to support production demands

Desired Qualifications:

* Technical school or equal educational background in mechanical or similar discipline

* Experience using GMAW or FCAW with 0.045" or larger wire

* Experience welding ½" or greater thickness material

Top Candidates will also possess:

* Good communication skills and strong commitment to safety and teamwork

* Ability to work well individually or in a team environment

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.Nov 2, 2020, 11:59:00 PM