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Foundry Patternmaker- 3rd Shift (Hodges, South Carolina)

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Location: Hodges, SC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 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
  • 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 switch gears quickly to operate multiple machines
  • Must be willing to learn new skills 

Top candidates will also have:
  • 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 3rd shift
  • 3rd shift hours are Monday-Friday 6:30 pm to 5:00 am.
  • 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.  


This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Oct 17, 2020


United States