Welder Trainee Job at Caterpillar, Decatur, IL

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  • Caterpillar
  • Decatur, IL

Job Description

Career Area:
Operations

Job Description:



Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.


When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do - but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here - we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.



JOB DESCRIPTION:



Welder Trainee - Decatur, IL


Looking for an opportunity to become a welder, but do not have training? This is the opportunity for you! As a Fabrication Specialist Trainee, you will be trained to set up, operate and adjust manual and/or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all positions.



Starting pay up to $27.00/hour. Welders will receive incremental increases for every 26 weeks of active work, with an opportunity to earn up to $29.10/hour.



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
  • Ability to gain welder certification upon completion of classroom and hands on weld school training
  • Ability to become a qualified welder
  • Ability to perform simple computer operations
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands
Desired Qualifications:
  • One (1) to three (3) years of GMAW welding experience
  • Technical school or equal educational background in mechanical or similar discipline
  • Experience using GMAW 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 Full Time Position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in Decatur, IL
  • Shifts: 2nd or 3rd shift available
  • Welders may be placed on any shift, dependent on business needs dictate, and in some areas required to work an alternate work schedule.
  • No relocation package is available
  • 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
  • Safety is a core value at Caterpillar. We owe it to our employees and families to work in a safe and secure workplace. All candidates for employment must successfully pass a preemployment drug screen for prohibited substances.

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.


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


For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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

Posting Dates:
May 16, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.


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


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Job Tags

Full time, Traineeship, Relocation, Currently hiring, Shift work, Night shift, Afternoon shift,

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