Website Caterpillar

Welder (3rd Shift) Job Highlights

Title Welder – 3rd Shift
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing/Supply Chain
Location Sanford, NC, 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 hiring a Welder who will support the fabrication of structures. Next, the position utilizes tooling, fixtures, handling systems, safety, quality checks, inspection, ergonomics, and other duties as assigned.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required basic education i.e. High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • The candidates must have some welding operation experience in the related field.


  • Clearing common robotic welding system faults
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work.
  • Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect-free operations to create and machine components.
  • General knowledge of manufacturing, methods, and processes
  • Inspecting own work including quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gauges and other measuring tools.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Must be able to work in a highly structured environment, strictly adhering to provided standard work instructions
  • Operating robotic and manual MIG weld machines.
  • Performing in a station, repair on defective welds utilizing carbon air arc process, grinders, etc.
  • Responsible for process and final inspections.
  • Rotation to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities.
  • Routine maintenance (wire change, tip/nozzle change)
  • Use of lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs. to position heavy fabricated metal components in weld fixtures.


  • Ability to be a contributing team member
  • Ability to function as part of a team and be multi-trained
  • Blueprint reading experience
  • Effective communications skills
  • Microsoft Office applications experience (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods


  • 401k Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer,)
  • Short/long term disability coverage

Other Requirements

  • Successful candidates must be able to pass the following AWS D1.1 welder qualification during Cat provided weld training: T-fillet break test in the 2F (horizontal fillet) position and Limited thickness groove test in the 1G (flat groove) position.

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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