Caterpillar is looking for candidates that want to build a
career. This is a rare opportunity to join the Caterpillar Athens
team as a direct hire. Position includes a wage of $19.67/hour
($18.21/hour plus 8%-night shift premium), quarterly goal sharing
program and a comprehensive benefit program that begins on Day 1.
Employment includes a 1-week training program. Watch our video to
see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and
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
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
Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and
blueprints to perform safe and defect free operations to create and
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
Rotation to various positions within the Job Function area to
perform related activities.
Must meet one of these 3 criteria:
*Must have one year of welding experience in a manufacturing
*Have a welding trade certificate/diploma or
*Completed a 2020/2021 high school welding program
Physical requirements must be met with or without reasonable
*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
*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. Position includes a wage of
$19.67/hour ($18.21/hour plus 8%-night shift premium).
Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line
excavators and tractors.
Employee benefit details
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career.
Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a
Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value
your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides
day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with
the potential of a quarterly bonus. Additional benefits include
paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire
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correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your
application please use the candidate log-in on our career website
as it will reflect any updates to your status.
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.
EEO/AA Employer: All qualified individuals including minorities,
females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including
minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities -
are encouraged to apply.
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