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Fabrication Specialist / Welder - Alternate Work Week Schedule - Decatur, IL

Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020

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Job Description


Caterpillar in Decatur is currently celebrating our 65th year in existence.  Starting out as a motor grader plant, we are now the premier large mining truck manufacturing facility in the world.  


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


Additional Info:

*This is a full-time position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in Decatur, IL and is part of Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Operations & Products Division.

*This is for an alternate work week schedule.  These are 12 hour shifts.  Either 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 7:00AM.  The schedule for example is 2 days on - 2 days off, 3 days on - 3 days off.  Will work every other weekend.*


*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.

*Welders are eligible for immediate benefits, such as medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as a matching tax-deferred savings plan.

*No relocation package is available.

*Hiring for a start date of 9/28/2020


Please ensure you frequently check the email account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam 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; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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




Required Qualifications:

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

* 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:

* 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

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Oct 16, 2020


United States