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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Welder - 2nd Shift

Location Wamego, Kansas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000197246

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:



***For candidates outside of 50+ miles, ask us about our additional $2000 relocation assistance!***

Your Work Shapes the World  

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe. 

At the Caterpillar facility in Wamego, Kansas, 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, person by person - join our team and create your own steel masterpieces!

Visit to learn more about our team, the work we do and the products we make. 


As a welder in the Wamego facility, you will hand weld in multiple positions to create parts using semi-automatic MIG welders and .052 wire as well as use robotic welding technology. You will also read and use blueprints to weld individual parts together. You will use jib and overhead cranes to manually position parts and work in one and two person stalls that are clean, well ventilated, safe, and equipped with the latest technologies.

Click here to hear from current welders in Wamego about why they like to work for Caterpillar!

Basic Qualifications 

  • Possess a welding certification or a minimum of one (1) year welding experience
  • Available to work from 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the introductory training period
  • Must be 18 years of age

Top Candidates will also have 

  • Experience MIG welding
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to work safely and wear all required personal protective equipment
  • Ability to work overtime to support production demands

Being a member of our team is rewarding!

Total Rewards Package available from DAY ONE includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and long term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Healthy Lifestyle Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • 401K with 6% company match
  • Annual 401K employer contribution of 3%-5%

In addition to Caterpillars Total Rewards Package, you will also receive:

  • $ 1,000 New Hire Bonus
  • $2,000 relocation bonus for candidates moving from more than 50 miles from the facility
  • Potential for Quarterly Bonuses
  • Overtime based on business need
  • Paid holidays and vacation days
  • Potential for annual pay increase based on performance
  • Full Personal Protective Equipment provided including welding hoods with a cooling filtration system, metatarsal guard steel-toe boots, gloves, safety glasses, etc.
  • Pants and jackets provided- laundry service available at no cost to you
  • Opportunity to promote to higher welder positions and advance your career
  • Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military Duty Paid Benefits, Parental Leave, Adoption Benefits

Additional Information - Welder

Starting pay range: $22.47/hr -$26.70/hr

(*Hourly rate is based on experience starting at $21.00-$24.95 with a 7% night shift premium when working 2nd shift hours.)

*New Hire Bonus: $1,000

**Relocation Bonus: $2,000

Work location: Wamego, KS

Shift: 2nd- Full Time 

Hours: 2nd shift – Monday - Thursday, 3:30pm- 2:00am

Overtime on Fridays

*Welder bonus pays $500 after 60 days successful performance and an additional $500 after 6 months of successful performance in the Wamego facility* **Relocation bonus is for Welders relocating 50+ miles from the Wamego facility and pays after 30 days of successful performance**

Final details 

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status. 

This employer 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.

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