Welder Trainee Decatur, IL

Posted: June 14, 2023

Company: Caterpillar Inc

Employer Type: Other

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type:

Experience Level: Entry Level

Certification Required: Other

Education Required: High School/GED


County: MACON

Salary Range: $55000-$65000

Looking for an opportunity to become a welder, but do not have training? This is the opportunity for you! As a Fabrication Specialist Trainee, you will be trained to 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

Desired Skills

  • Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar provided training
  • Ability to gain welder certification upon completion of classroom and hands on weld school training
  • Ability to become a qualified welder
  • Ability to perform simple computer operations
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands

Additional Information:

  • This is a Full Time Position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in Decatur, IL
  • Shifts: 2nd or 3rd shift available
  • Welders may be placed on any shift, dependent on business needs dictate, and in some areas required to work an alternate work schedule.
  • No relocation package is available
  • 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
  • Safety is a core value at Caterpillar. We owe it to our employees and 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.

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