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Caterpillar, Inc. Fabrication Specialist / Welder - Alternate Work Week Schedule - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Fabrication Specialist / Welder - Alternate Work Week Schedule - Decatur, IL


Caterpillar in Decatur is currently celebrating our 65th year in existence. Starting out as a motor grader plant, we are now the premier large mining truck manufacturing facility in the world.

Description As a Fabrication Specialist, you will set up, operate and adjust manual and/or automatic machines to perform welding operations in all positions. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform manual finish welding operations on plain and alloy steels in all positions

  • Operate robotic welding equipment

  • Follow documented procedures and standard work to perform safe and defect free operations

  • Perform carbon arc cutting and gouging

  • Sanding may be required to dress welds

  • Use of jib and overhead crane to manually position work pieces Additional Info:

  • This is a full-time position located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in Decatur, IL and is part of Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Operations & Products Division.

  • This is for an alternate work week schedule. These are 12 hour shifts. Either 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 7:00AM. The schedule for example is 2 days on - 2 days off, 3 days on - 3 days off. Will work every other weekend.

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  • Welders start at $18.43 plus a $0.60 off shift premium if applicable. In addition, Welders become eligible for a $2/hr retention bonus after 60 days of production work. Welders will receive incremental increases for every 26 weeks of active work until the maximum rate is reached.

  • Welders are eligible for immediate benefits, such as medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as a matching tax-deferred savings plan.

  • No relocation package is available.

  • Hiring for a start date of 9/28/2020 Please ensure you frequently check the email account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process. 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; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of GMAW or FCAW welding experience

  • Must be able to pass multiple welder qualification tests during the Caterpillar provided training

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in production environment

  • Ability to perform simple computer operations

  • Be available to work any shift

  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands Desired Qualifications:

  • Technical school or equal educational background in mechanical or similar discipline

  • Experience using GMAW or FCAW with 0.045” or larger wire

  • Experience welding ½” or greater thickness material Top Candidates will also possess:

  • Good communication skills and strong commitment to safety and teamwork

  • Ability to work well individually or in a team environment

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Decatur

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 200005TH