Welder - 2nd Shift

Caterpillar - Brooklyn Park, MN (30+ days ago)4.0


Welder - 2nd Shift - (
Job Number: 180004X1 )

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.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for putting safety first with an aspiration goal to prevent all injuries, occupational illnesses and safety incidents.
  • Weld components per American Welding Society (AWS) standards and engineering/manufacturing prints and documentation.
  • Interpret metric drawings that use Geometric dimensioning and tolerances (GD&T) to setup fixtures, tack and weld components in horizontal and flat positions using welding gun, cutting torches, carbon arc and other fabrication tools (i.e grinder, chisel, tip cleaner). Includes use of grinding, flame cutting and arc gouging equipment.
  • Coordinate and prioritize work to meet production schedules.
  • Support the movement of materials for Fabrication and Paint areas.
  • Electronically and manually maintain documentation for labor hour records, process work order and production documentation
  • May have responsibility for the operation of robots including robot area safety and robotic checks (torch, straightness, harness inspection, etc).
  • Take initiative to identify, document, communicate and correct problems related to fabrication, report discrepancies and recommend solutions.
  • Work and interact effectively in a team environment
  • Work with limited supervision


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Welding experience or in the process of completing /completed certified trade school/technical degree in welding
    • Ability to read fabrication blueprints/engineering drawings

    Top Candidates Will Also Have
    • Heavy crane equipment experience
    • Experience with basic fabrication hand tools and equipment (i.e. grinder, chisel, tip cleaner)
    • Experience with cutting torches and/or carbon arc (gouging)
    • Understanding of geometric dimension and tolerances (GD&T)
    • Ability to read standard work, prints, and write continuous improvement cards
    • Ability to utilize computers for production transactions
    • Understanding of the metric measurement systems

    Work Environment
  • Exposure to welding fumes
  • 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 8 hour shifts with minimal breaks
  • Work in environment with frequently changing temperatures
  • 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 hand tools including welder, grinder, air tools, pliers, reamers, etc.
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment: hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toed/metatarsal foot gear, and protective welding clothing and equipment including jackets, chaps, helmet, grinding shield, etc.


  • Additional Information:

    No Relocation assistance is available for this job opening.
    This job position is located in Brooklyn Park, MN.
    Shift: Second (2pm to 10pm)
    Full time with Benefits

    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 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

    Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

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

    Unposting Date - May 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

    Primary Location - United States-Minnesota-Brooklyn Park

    Job - Manufacturing & Supply Chain