***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 Caterpillar.com/Wamego 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.

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.)

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**

Apply online: https://careers.caterpillar.com/en/jobs/job/r0000197246-welder-2nd-shift/

Final details

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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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers .

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

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