Career Area:Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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Caterpillar is partnering with the Great Promise Partnership (GP)/Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs in Georgia to offer local students an opportunity to start building a welding career. Apprentice welders will work in welding functional areas to safely build excavators or small track-type tractors. This is an hourly position starting at $12.15/hr. Must be a rising Junior or Senior at a Georgia County high school participating in the GP and/or WBL program to be considered.
As a Welder Apprentice at Caterpillar, you will:
- Operate robotic and manual MIG weld machines
- Perform quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gages and other measuring tools
- Perform in station repair on defective welds using grinders
- Follow documented procedures standard work and routings to perform safe and defect free operations to create and machine components
- Must be able to pass AWS D1.1 : Limited thickness groove test in the 1G (flat groove) position
- Must be a state of Georgia High School rising Junior or Senior in the Great Promise and/or Work-Based Learning Program
- Must earn a recommendation from the welding instructor
- Must have support of parent or legal guardian
- Must have reliable transportation to the Caterpillar Athens plant
- Apprentices must be able to work during school year either 6 am-10 am or 1 pm-5 pm to be considered
- Must be 16 years of age or older by July 2023 (prior to start date)
Physical requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):
- Willing and able to sit or stand for prolonged periods
- Willing and able to perform repetitive operations
- Willing and able to lift up to 25 lbs.
Top candidates will also have:
- In good academic standing – 2.5 or better GPA
- Experience with operating robotic welding systems
- Experience with blueprint reading
- Experience working in manufacturing or welding environment
- A good discipline record
- Intermediate proficiency in welding skills (i.e., MIG, TIG, etc.)
- Proficiency in reading AWS welding symbols
Additional Information: Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants. Failure to attach a resume may lead to application to not be considered. This is an hourly welding apprenticeship position starting at $12.15/hour that will start in late July except for Barrow County which requested to start training in June. Apprentices will work approximately 40 hours/week in the summer and 20 hours/week during the school year. Apprentices must be able to work during school year either 6 am-10 am or 1 pm-5 pm to be considered.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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