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Welder - 2nd and 3rd Shift - GA


Location: Athens, Georgia
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Job Type: Full time
Career Area:Manufacturing & Supply ChainJob Description:Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career. Caterpillar is looking for candidates that want to build a career. This is a rare opportunity to join the Caterpillar Athens team as a direct hire. Openings available on 2nd and 3rd shift.***For candidates outside of 50+ miles, ask us about our additional $2000 relocation assistance!***Position includes a wage of $19.86/hour (includes 8% night shift premium), quarterly goal sharing program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day ONE. Employment includes a 2-week training program.Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors. While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will support your team in efforts of continuous improvement.In this role you may be expected to:Operate robotic and manual MIG weld machinesPerform quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gages and other measuring toolsPerform in station repair on defective welds using grindersFollow documented procedures standard work and routings to perform safe and defect free operations to create and machine componentsUse lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 25 lbs.Basic Qualifications:Must meet one of these 3 criteria:Must have welding experienceorHave a welding trade certificate/diplomaorCompleted a 2021/2022 high school welding programPhysical requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):Willing and able to sit or stand for prolonged periodsWilling and able to perform repetitive operationsWilling and able to lift up to 25 lbs.Top candidates will also have:Welding experience in a manufacturing environmentMIG welding experienceMIG welding certificationRobotic welding systems experienceCaterpillar product knowledgeExcellent attendance recordEffective communication and interpersonal skillsCaterpillar will provide training to new welders to assure that Caterpillar safety and weld quality standards are communicated and understood.  Successful candidates must be able to pass the following AWS D1.1 welder qualifications in training:Limited thickness groove test in the 1G (flat groove) position. The welds will be inspected visually, as well as destructively tested (bend test) and sectioned to verify proper penetration.Additional Information: Resumes are highly encouraged. Please do not submit a blank application (no work history or resume attached) as this may lead to disqualification. Multiple openings on 2nd or 3rd shift. Position includes a wage of $19.86/hour (includes 8% night shift premium). Welders have opportunities to progress to Welder 2 and Welder 3 roles with increased hourly compensation.Shift Schedule:2nd shift Excavator Line:  Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm2nd shift Tractor Line: Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm – 2:00 am3rd shift:  Sunday-Friday, 11:00 pm – 7:30 amEmployee benefit detailsOur goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.  Here you earn more than just an hourly wage because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a quarterly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date). Additional $2,000 relocation bonus for candidates moving from more than 50 miles from the facility. EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here.