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GP/WBL Partnership: High School Welding Apprentice Program (Athens GA)

Posizione Athens, Georgia, United States of America
data di pubblicazione
tipo di contratto Part time
Tipo di lavoro Temporary
Requisition ID R0000188789

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Are you ready to build what matters? Build More Than Machines . Build a Career .

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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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