Caterpillar Inc.
Job Description
Primary Objective of Position:
To operate or tend welding machines that join or bond together components to fabricate products and assemblies, according to specifications and blueprints using specifically stainless steel and other industry used alloys. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Follows set-up guidelines and procedures to assemble and tack weld unit by using various tools such as drop chains, chain hoist, metal shims, wedges, lifting lugs, “C” clamps, bar clamps, com-a-long, cutting torch, grinder, tape measure, fixtures, and weld gauges
  • Sets the weld machine to correct setting for the weld application.  Welds unit according to print specifications following guidelines and procedures
  • Demonstrate safe job procedures which include but are not limited to: Personal Protective Equipment, Uniform Care, Weld Fume Extraction, Fall Protection and the use of Lifting Devices
  • Ability to inspect own work including quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gauges and other measuring tools
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance such as wire and/or nozzle tip changes
  • Ability to perform in station repair on defective welds utilizing air arc process, grinders, etc
  • Ability to rotate to a variety of positions within the functional work area
  • Ability to use lifting devices for objects weighing more than 35 lbs
  • Demonstrate ability to keep the work environment in clean and orderly condition
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum 6 months of MIG and/or TIG welding experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Beginner level of proficiency reading and interpreting blueprints and layout weld stations to produce defect free work 

Desired Qualifications:
  • Possess a welding certification
  • Previous welding experience using mild steel, 304 stainless steel, and/or 409 stainless steel 
  • Previous experience working with tooling/modular tooling (Bluco Tooling)
Additional Information:
  • Must be able to pass welder qualification requirements during the Caterpillar provided training by a Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or approved personnel
  • Shift: 3rd
  • Hours: 11:00PM-7:00AM, Monday - Friday
  • Relocation assistance is not offered for this position
  • 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.

Unposting Date

 - Nov 10, 2018, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

 - United States-Illinois-Pontiac


 - Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Contact Information