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Fabrication Specialist / Welder - 2nd and 3rd Shift - Decatur, IL

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2020

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Job Description


For 90+ years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

As a Fabrication Specialist, you will set up, operate and adjust manual and/or automatic machines to perform fabrication operations such as arc welding, automatic welding, electron beam welding, hand brazing, etc.

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

* Perform manual finish welding operations
* Set up, operates and adjusts one or more N/C multi-functional manipulators with end effectors
* Perform automatic welding operations
Candidate can and will be placed on any off shift - including Alternate Work Week Schedule



Basic Qualifications:

* Technical school or equal educational background in mechanical or similar discipline
* Ability to read assembly print and knowledge of normal technical requirements i.e. tolerance and fit 
*Welding experience
* Good communication skills and strong commitment to safety and teamwork
*Be available to work any off shift

Top Candidates will also possess:

* Ability to perform simple computer operations
* Awareness of Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain (5S), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), safety, and quality

Additional Information:

*Must be able to pass welder qualification requirements during the Caterpillar provided training by a Certified Welding Educator, Certified Welding Inspector, or approved personnel
*This is a full time position with benefits
*Welders become eligible for a $2 / hr retention bonus after 60 days of production work
*Position is located in Decatur, IL.  No relocation package is available
*Candidates may be placed on any shift - 2nd, or 3rd and Alternate Work Week - as business needs dictate

  • 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

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Jan 27, 2020


United States