Manufacturing Specialist

Manufacturing Specialist – 2nd Shift – Wamego, KS


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.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


As a Manufacturing Specialist at Caterpillar’s Wamego Kansas facility, you will perform a variety of processes using varied machines and/or hand tools.. Tasks include but not limited to cutting steel by using a numerical controlled (NC) machine, tracer, radiograph and hand torch, moving plates with a forklift or overhead crane, inventory lists, accurate recordkeeping, and various tasks in a fabrication environment.

Possible Work Areas:

Entry Level Welding
Basic Qualifications:

3 to 6 months manufacturing work-related experience or training, or 1 year certificate from a college or technical school, or a combination of education and experience
Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Additional Information:
2nd Shift: fulltime- 3:30 pm to 2:00 am (Monday – Thursday) with a night shift premium of 7% of base pay
Overtime on Friday
Starting pay rate: $15.75 (plus an additional 7% nigh shift premium)
*Manufacturing bonus pays $250 after 60 days successful performance and an additional $250 after 6 months of successful performance in the Wamego facility
*Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).*

Employee Benefit Details:
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

* We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 6% matching 401K).

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