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2nd or 3rd Shift Production Welder 1 (Temporary) -Athens, GA

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Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2020

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Job Description

Description

Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career.  

 

COVID-19 is affecting the world and the health and safety of our workforce is our number one priority. While we allow our employees the leave needed to care for themselves and their family during this pandemic, this creates opportunities on our Welding Team. Our manufacturing plants continue to produce, and we remain focused on protocols that keep our teams doing essential work safely (i.e. extensive cleaning and disinfecting, required use of face masks, social distancing, temperature checks, etc.). To support our customers and continue providing the top-quality products they need, we are hiring for Caterpillar temporary positions to supplement our current workforce.  

 

Caterpillar is looking for candidates that want to build a career. This is a rare opportunity to join the Caterpillar Athens team as a temporary direct hire.  Employees will be evaluated based on performance for potential full-time employment.  Position includes a wage of $17.85/hour plus 5%-night shift premium, quarterly goal sharing program and a medical package. Employment includes a 1-week training program. Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors.


https://youtu.be/kEm9yge1fEE  

 

While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will support your team in efforts of continuous improvement. This position is under limited supervision and provides oversight and coordination of various quality support activities including the investigation, documentation, analysis and resolution of quality issues and other duties as assigned. Typically reports to a supervisor.  

  

Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Operates robotic and manual MIG weld machines
  • Inspects own work including quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gages and other measuring tools
  • Performs in station repair on defective welds utilizing carbon air arc process, grinders, etc. Clears common robotic welding system faults
  • Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect free operations to create and machine components
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition
  • Responsible for process and final inspections
  • Use of lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs. to position heavy fabricated metal components in weld fixtures
  • Rotation to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities.


ABOUT CATERPILLAR:      


Caterpillar is committed to excellence in all that we do. As a global, diverse technology leader, Caterpillar 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.  We are proud of who we are- thousands of people making progress possible around the world. The Building Construction Products (BCP) Division is a global division of Caterpillar Inc. that employs several thousand employees located at facilities worldwide. BCP has production facilities in the U.S. (Clayton, N.C.; Sanford, N.C.; Athens, Ga), UK, China, India and Brazil. Products designed, manufactured, and distributed by BCP include skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and small wheel loaders.  Athens, G.A. specifically produces mini hydraulic excavators and small track-type tractors; from fabrications to assembly producing a finished product.


BCP is proud to be a family friendly, flexible employer with a very competitive Total Rewards package.  Since 2013, Caterpillar BCP Division has consistently earned the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) "Work-Life Seal of Distinction" for providing a wide variety of workplace policies, programs & practices that support employees across all major aspects of work-life integration. The Athens, G.A. facility was recently awarded the 2016 Georgia Large Manufacturer of the Year as well as the 2015 Safety Performance Award by the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.  The Athens, G.A. facility was also recognized by Caterpillar in 2014 by being awarded the Environmental Excellence Gold Award.

Qualifications

Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career. 

 
Basic Qualifications:


Must meet one of these 3 criteria:

  • Must have one year of welding experience in a manufacturing environment OR
  • Have a welding trade certificate/diploma OR
  • Completed a 2019/2020 high school welding program
Physical requirements must be met with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods;
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations;
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
Top candidates will also have:
  • Work history that demonstrates consistency in employment

  • Experience with manual MIG welding
  • MIG welding certification
  • Experience operating robotic welding systems

  • Experience with blueprint reading
  • Post-secondary education
  • Completion of the Cat welding apprenticeship program

  • Caterpillar product knowledge
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

 Successful candidates must be able to pass the following AWS D1.1 welder qualifications during Cat provided weld training:
  • T-fillet break test in the 2F (horizontal fillet) position
  • Limited thickness groove test in the 1G (flat groove) position
Additional Information:  Resumes are highly encouraged. Multiple openings on 2nd and 3rd shift. If you meet our minimum requirements, an online assessment will be sent to your application email.  Please check your email and spam mail periodically as this test is time sensitive.
 

Caterpillar is looking for candidates that want to build a career. This is a rare opportunity to join the Caterpillar Athens team as a temporary direct hire.  Employees will be evaluated based on performance for potential full-time employment.  Position includes a wage of $17.85/hour plus 5%-night shift premium, quarterly goal sharing program and a medical package. Employment includes a 1-week training program. Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors.


https://youtu.be/kEm9yge1fEE  

 

 


 

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

 

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

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Job Info

Oct 6, 2020

20000507

United States