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Manufacturing Small

Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Location Victoria, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000095113

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:  

At the Caterpillar facility in Victoria Texas, we take pride in working together to safely build quality attachments that enhance the productivity and utility of Caterpillar machines, equipping them for a wide range of tasks and operating requirements. 

Have welding experience or a welding certification? Piece by piece, part by part – join our team and create your own steel masterpieces!

Being a member of our team is rewarding!  

  • As a welder, you’ll receive a competitive pay starting between $17.60 up to $22.88 per hour . Over time, based on performance, attendance and business need, there is opportunity to promote to higher welder positions with pay up to $25.22 per hour and to promote to advanced manufacturing positions. 
  • We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 6% matching 401K).
  • 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. 
  • Potential to advance your career into operations leadership and other advanced manufacturing jobs. 
  • Safety is a top priority. We provide all personal protective equipment- welding hoods, steel toe boots, gloves, safety glasses, etc. as well as a uniform shirts, pants, and a jacket.
  • Work in a modern, clean, climate controlled, well-ventilated, safe environment.  
  • Be part of a leading global manufacturing company while working on a team with a family-like culture. 

As a Caterpillar welder in Victoria, Texas you will:  

  • Hand weld in multiple positions to create parts using semi-automatic MIG welders and .052 solid wire. 
  •  Use robotic welding technology to enhance capabilities and efficiency. 
  • Read and use blueprints to weld individual parts together to create a finished product. 
  • Perform advanced welding techniques, all while using safety, quality and standard work. 
  • Use jib and overhead cranes to manually position parts and product. 
  • Work in one and two-person weld zones that are clean that are clean, well ventilated, safe and equipped with the latest technologies. 
  • Work Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, with overtime as required or available. 
  • Commit to being on-time and reliable. 


  • Possess a welding certification OR a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a welder. 
  • Must be able to pass Caterpillar welding and classroom testing which includes welding courses with 80% or higher score, safety course 100% passing, 2F 8mm weld test, 2F10mm weld test, 1G weld Test. Failure to pass these tests after 4 weeks of employment could result in termination.
  • Ability to work from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, with overtime as required or available. 

Top Candidates will also have:  

  • Experience MIG welding 
  • Ability to read blueprints. 
  • Ability to work safely and wear all required personal protective equipment. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Tools/Works
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment. 
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands. 

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

Note: 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 

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade.  It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

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

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