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Welder - 2nd & 3rd Shift - East Peoria (Supplemental)

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020

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Job Description



Job Summary:


As a Fabrication Specialist, you will set up, operate and adjust manual and/or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all positions.

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

  • Perform manual finish welding operations on plain and alloy steels in all positions
  • Operate robotic welding equipment
  • Follow documented procedures and standard work to perform safe and defect free  operations
  • Perform carbon arc cutting and gouging
  • Sanding may be required to dress welds
  • Use of jib and overhead crane to manually position work pieces


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar provided training
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in production environment
  • Ability to perform simple computer operations
  • Be available to work any shift
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands


Desired Qualifications:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of GMAW or FCAW welding experience

  • Technical school or equal educational background in mechanical or similar discipline

  • Experience using GMAW or FCAW with 0.045” or larger wire
  • Experience welding ½” or greater thickness material

Top Candidates will also possess:

  • Good communication skills and strong commitment to safety and teamwork

  • Ability to work well individually or in a team environment


Additional Information:

  • This is a supplemental position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in East Peoria, IL and is part of Caterpillar's Resource Industries Operations & Products Division.
  • Welders may be placed on any shift, dependent on business needs dictate, and in some areas required to work an alternate work schedule.
  • Welders start at $18.43 plus a $0.60 off shift premium if applicable. In addition, welders become eligible for a $2/hr retention bonus after 60 days of production work.  Welders will receive incremental increases for every 26 weeks of active work until the maximum rate is reached. 
  • No relocation package is available.
  • Target start date of October/2020
  • Must be able to pass welder qualification requirements during the Caterpillar provided training by a Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or approved personnel.
  • Shifts:  2nd & 3rd



Caterpillar 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


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Oct 12, 2020


United States