Website Caterpillar

Welder (3rd Shift) Job Highlights

Title Welder – 3rd Shift
Type Full Time
Experience 1 Year
Function Manufacturing/Supply Chain
Location East Peoria, 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 looking for a Welder who will set up, operate and adjust manual or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all welding positions.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required to have a High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a production environment
  • Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar provided training

Desired Qualifications

  • 1 to 3 years of GMAW or FCAW welding experience
  • 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 may be required to dress welds
  • Use of jib and overhead crane to manually position workpieces


  • Ability to perform simple computer operations
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands
  • Ability to work well individually or in a team environment
  • Be available to work any shift
  • 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.

Other Requirements

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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