Caterpillar, Inc. Welder Trainee in East Peoria, Illinois
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Do you have the desire to be a Welder and need the opportunity to learn? Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL is looking to hire entry level welding trainees.
The welding trainee program is a paid program designed to provide a unique learning experience for highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in welding. Positions available on 3rd shift after 6 - 8 weeks of training on 1st Shift.
Upon completion of the program, individuals will be responsible for:
Performing production Gas Metal Arc Welding
Assembling of welded structure components using tack fixtures and other tooling and tack welding components together.
Physical Qualifications (With or Without Accommodation)
Operate equipment, manual positioners, weld robot, and forklift
Noise levels of 85db or greater
Operate overhead cranes, jib cranes and hoists
Lift up to 35lbs frequently
Work at multiple heights
Climb on equipment, machines, ladders, man lifts and various step stools
Stand for a minimum of 10 hour shifts with minimal breaks
Work various shifts and workday schedules including nights and weekends
Work in environment with frequently changing temperatures and all weather conditions
Exposure to magnets that may impact medical devices
Kneel, squat, and crawl on knees
Work in awkward positions, including forward reach, lateral reach, squat, overhead reaching, twisting and forward head and rotation of neck.
Work in tight spaces
Repetitive grasping, pushing, pulling rotating
Use of fine motor skills
Use of maintenance hand tools and pneumatic tools
Required Personal Protective Equipment: hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toed/metatarsal foot gear, and protective clothing and equipment including shock resistant gloves, fall restraint harnesses, jackets, chaps, helmet, grinding shield, etc
Previous welding coursework at a high school or higher level
Please include this experience on applications for employment
In lieu of welding coursework, prior experience in in one or more of the following fields is acceptable:
Top Candidates will also have:
High mechanical aptitude
Excellent attitude and willingness to learn
Ability to work any shift
Please note that this position could be 2nd or 3rd shift once training is completed
Relocation assistance is not offered for this position
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers
This is a Supplemental position- minimum 40 hours per week with limited benefits available
Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail 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 individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers .
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Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Primary Location United States-Illinois-East Peoria
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.
Req ID: 180003FD