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Foundry Patternmaker- Weekend Shift (Hodges, South Carolina)

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Location: Hodges, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2020

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Job Description


We are currently looking for experienced Patternmakers to join our talented Hodges, South Carolina team! 

Job Summary 

As a Patternmaker at Caterpillar Inc., you will construct and repair all types of metal, wood, and plastic patterns using conventional machines and bench work. 

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

  • Operating conventional machines
  • Construct and repair all types of metal, wood, and plastic patterns using conventional machines and bench work
  • Utilize Computer Aided Design
  • Utilize Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • To maintain flexibility during startup patternmakers will be expected to learn other foundry operation functions and be expected to flex to those jobs as needed 


Required Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years patternmaking bench work or equivalent knowledge and experience with wood, metal and other materials.
  • Must be able to program and use CAD/CAM packages and switch gears quickly to operate multiple machines
  • Must be willing to learn new skills 

Top candidates will also have:
  • CAD/CAM experience
  • At least 5 years experience as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer / Machinist 
  • Experience using G code and M code
  • Previous machine shop, foundry, or manufacturing experience
  • Math skills 
  • Verbal and written communication skills 
  • Problem solving and decision-making

Additional Information: 

  • This position is on weekend shift

  • Weekend shift hours are Friday-Sunday 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.

  • Wages start at $23.57 and are paid for a standard 40 hour work week.

  • There is no relocation offered for these positions. 


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


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 18, 2020


United States