Website Caterpillar

Welder (3rd Shift) Job Highlights

Title Welder – 3rd Shift
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing/Supply Chain
Location South Milwaukee, WI, 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 a Welder who will safely lay out, fit up, and weld in all positions according to company drawings, specifications, and workmanship standards.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required to possess a High School Diploma
  • They must pass a minimum of 3 welder qualification weld tests using FCAW large diameter wire in many positions.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 3 to 5 years of welding experience, preferably FCAW on a heavy plate.
  • They should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in the production environment.

Experience welding with-

  • Heavy plate experience with 1″ or greater
  • Back gouging, multi-pass welding
  • 3/32 flux core wire (1/16 or 0.052 experience is acceptable)


  • Complete setup work on major alignments and clearances which are preset by facilities and materials.
  • Follow documented procedures, standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect-free operations.
  • Hand weld all plain and alloy steelwork in all positions. Must have experience working with heavy structural steel.
  • May grind and dress fabricated pieces and weldments and clean off weld spatter.
  • Use of jib or overhead crane to manually position workpieces.


  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment


  • The company offers benefits such as medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as a matching Tax-Deferred Savings Plan.

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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