Production Welder -1 (entry level welder)
Caterpillar - Athens, GA

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Production Welder -1 (entry level welder) (
      Job Number: 130003N7 )

      This is an entry level welding hourly position starting at $14.79/hour. Under general supervision, directly supports the fabrication and machining of structures. Position will utilize tooling, fixtures, handling systems, safety, quality checks, inspection, ergonomics and other duties as assigned. Typically reports to a supervisor.


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      The Building Construction Products (BCP) Division is a global division of Caterpillar, Inc. that employs several thousand employees located at over 8 facilities worldwide. BCP has facilities in North Carolina , USA (Cary, Clayton, Sanford), the UK , China , India , and Brazil . Also, BCP has announced a new facility near Athens , Georgia , USA . Products designed, manufactured, and distributed by BCP include skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, small wheel loaders, small track-type tractors, and mini-hydraulic excavators. BCP's mission statement is: Achieve profitable growth by providing customers with the highest quality, best value building construction products, work tools, and integrated solutions in the industry.

      BCP is proud to be a family friendly, flexible employer with a very competitive Total Rewards package. We have been recognized in 2011 and 2012 as a "Family Friendly 50" employer by Carolina Parent magazine and won the 2012 Capital Associated Industries (CAI) "Ovation Award" for HR excellence (Large Employer category).

      Job Duties may include:

      Operates robotic and manual MIG weld machines.

      Must be able to inspect own work including quality checks utilizing weld and attribute gages and other measuring tools.

      Ability to perform in station repair on defective welds utilizing carbon air arc process, grinders, etc.

      Ability to clear common robotic welding system faults

      Mechanical job duties may include:

      Use of lifting devices to move heavy components of weights of more than 35 lbs to position heavy fabricated metal components in weld fixtures.

      General knowledge of manufacturing, methods, and processes

      R otation to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities.

      Ability to perform routine maintenance (wire change, tip/nozzle change)

      Rotation to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities. Must be able to work in a highly structured environment, strictly adhering to provided standard work instructions

      Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect free operations to create and machine components.

      Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work.

      Keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition.

      Worker is responsible for process and final inspections

      Must be able to function as part of a team, willing to be multi-trained and maintain a safe, clean and orderly work area

      Contributing team member

      Must have effective communications skills

      Required Qualifications:

      Successful completion of Caterpillar Non-Management Selection Process Must be able to pass the following AWS D1.1 welder qualifications during Cat provided weld training:

      T -fillet break test in the 2F (horizontal fillet) position

      Limited thickness groove test in the 1G (flat groove) position

      Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods; Ability to perform repetitive operations; Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

      Desired Qualifications:

      -Experience with manual MIG welding obtained through OJT or coursework
      -Experience with operating robotic welding systems
      -Experience with blueprint reading
      -Experience with Caterpillar Production System processes and tools

      -Experience working in a Manufacturing or Welding Environment

      Unposting Date - Ongoing

      Primary Location - United States-Georgia-Athens-ATHENS02-BCP Athens

      Job - Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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