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Caterpillar, Inc. Welding Trainee - 2nd Shift in Wamego, Kansas

Welding Trainee - 2nd Shift


At the Caterpillar facility in Wamego, Kansas, we take pridein working together to safely build quality attachments that enhance theproductivity and utility of Caterpillar machines, equipping them for a widerange of tasks and operating requirements.

Interested in welding but don’t have formal training orexperience? Join our team and build the career you’ve always wanted! Start outin this entry level welding position by working with robotic welders whilecompleting our welding training program and gaining on-the-job experience.

Being a member of ourteam is rewarding!

  • As a welding trainee on second shift, you’ll receive competitive pay starting at $15.29 per hour plus an additional shift premium of $0.95. Over time, based on performance, attendance and business need, there is opportunity to promote to advanced manufacturing positions with pay up to $33.23 per hour.

  • You’ll have the opportunity for pay increases based on skills and performance, as well as an annual opportunity for a merit increase, and a quarterly bonus.

  • You will receive full healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc), a matching 401(k), paid holidays, paid vacation, among other benefits.

  • Potential to advance your career to become a welder, machinist, programmer, or other advanced manufacturing and operations leadership jobs.

  • If interested, opportunity to transfer to first shift is based on performance, attendance, and business need.

  • Safety is a top priority. We provide all personal protective equipment - welding hoods with a cooling filtration system, metatarsal guard steel-toe boots, gloves, safety glasses, etc. - as well as pants and jackets with free laundry service.

  • Be part of a leading global manufacturing company while working on a team with a with a small-town, family-like culture.

As a Caterpillarwelding trainee in Wamego, Kansas, you will:

  • Learn all aspects of manufacturing while working on a high velocity weld, robot, and machine manufacturing line.

  • Hand weld in multiple positions to create parts by using semi-automatic MIG welders and .052 solid wire.

  • Use robotic welding technology to enhance capabilities and efficiency.

  • Operate machining centers (cuts, drills and bores steel) and hydraulic presses (bends and forms parts).

  • Read and use blueprints to weld individual parts together to create a finished product.

  • Learn advanced welding techniques, all while ensuring safety, quality and standard work are followed.

  • Use jib and overhead cranes to manually position parts and product.

  • Work in a clean, well-ventilated, safe environment equipped with the latest technologies.

  • Work Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 2:00am, with overtime as required or available.

  • Commit to being on-time and reliable.

Clickhere to hear from current welding trainees in Wamego about whythey like to work for Caterpillar!


RequiredQualifications :

  • Available to work from 5:00am to 3:30pm during the introductory training period.

Top candidates willalso have:

  • Ability to work safely and wear all required personal protective equipment.

  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands.

Visit to learn more about Caterpillar Wamego - our team, the work we do, the productswe make, the facility and our community.

Note: Please ensure you frequently check the email accountyou provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this isthe primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.

Caterpillar is notcurrently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future requiresponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company,Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can befound through our employment website at .

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Kansas-Wamego

Unposting Date: Sep 8, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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

Req ID: 190005TC