Website Caterpillar

Experienced Welder Job Highlights

Title Experienced Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing
Location Decatur, IL, United States
Company Caterpillar

Company Profile

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.

Job Profile

The company is searching for an Experienced Welder who will set up, operate, and adjust manual or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all positions.

Educational Qualification

  • No education level is mentioned, yet having a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to perform simple computer operations
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands
  • Be available to work any shift
  • Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar-provided training

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using GMAW or FCAW with 0.045” or larger wire
  • Experience welding ½” or greater thickness material
  • Technical school or equal educational background in a mechanical or similar discipline


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


  • Ability to work well individually or in a team environment
  • Good communication skills and a strong commitment to safety and teamwork


  • The company offers benefits including health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401K, etc.

Additional Information

  • 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
  • No relocation package is available
  • Shift: 2nd, 3rd, or AWS
  • Welders may be placed on any shift; dependent on business needs dictate, and in some areas required to work an alternate work schedule.

Employer’s Statement

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

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