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Caterpillar, Inc. Welder - 2nd Shift - Sign On & Retention Bonus Available!!! in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this job is to safely layout, fit-up, and weld in all position according to company drawings, specifications and workmanship standards.

Job duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hand weld all plain and alloy steel work in all positions. Must have experience working with heavy structural steel.

  • Complete set up 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.

  • Use of jib or overhead crane to manually position work pieces.

  • May grind and dress fabricated pieces and weldments and clean off weld spatter.

Required Qualifications:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of welding experience, preferably FCAW on heavy plate.

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

  • Must pass a minimum of three (3) welder qualification weld tests using FCAW large diameter wire in many positions.

Experience welding with:

  • Heavy plate experience with 1" or greater.

  • 3/32 flux core wire (1/16 or 0.052 experience is acceptable).

  • Back gouging, multi pass welding.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Ability to read blueprints.

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

  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands.

Additional Information:

  • This position is located at the Caterpillar manufacturing facility located in South Milwaukee, WI.

  • 2nd shift position starts at $25.90 plus shift premium of $0.70.

  • Full time position includes immediate benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as a matching Tax-Deferred Savings Plan.

  • No relocation assistance is available.

$1000 Sign On & Retention Bonus available!!!!

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.

Caterpillar 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. 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.

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.