Manufacturing Technician

Caterpillar Wamego , KS 66547

Posted 3 weeks ago

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

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.


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. As a Manufacturing Technician (known internally as a Manufacturing Specialist) at Caterpillar's Wamego, Kansas facility, you will perform a variety of processes using varied machines and/or hand tools.

Possible Work Areas:

  • Fabrication
  • Running CNC plasma and oxy-fuel burn tables, operating overhead hoists, labeling and removing slag from parts. This position also branches into opportunities in flame bevel, Horizontal band saw and entry level machinist.
  • Paint
  • Including but not limited to prepping parts and units prior to painting such as shot blasting, power washing, greasing bores, installing ground engagement tools with various tools such as manual wrenches, impact and torque wrenches. As well as rigging various sizes of units using different lifting devices.
  • Entry Level Welding- Perform a variety of repetitive manufacturing tasks including metal forming, product setup and welding. Employee will follow work instructions to produce basic welds that meet specifications including single pass fillets, bevels, plugs, and tie-ins. This is an entry level manufacturing position that provides a direct career path to Welder position for more complex products and processes.

  • Machinist- Running a wide variety of mills and lathes. Giving individual's the opportunity to promote to higher level Machinist positions within Caterpillar.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs

  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Ability to work a regular schedule where daily attendance and punctuality are required

  • Ability to safely perform work accurately and thoroughly

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods, performing repetitive work

  • Ability to produce quality work at a sustained pace

  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment and work effectively with people regardless of age, gender, race, religion or job type

  • Demonstrates ability to follow directions and standard work

  • Available to work from 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the introductory training period

Top candidate will have:

  • Fabrication experience

STARTING PAY RATE- 1st Shift: $15.75

STARTING PAY RATE- 2nd Shift: $16.75

(*Hourly rate is $15.75 with a 7% night shift premium when working 2nd shift hours.)

1st Shift HOURS: 5:00AM-3:30PM, M-TH

2nd Shift HOURS: 3:30PM-2:00AM, M-TH

(*Overtime on Friday based on business need)

Shift availability is dependent on business need.

New Hire Bonus of $500

(*Pays $250 after 60 days successful performance and an additional $250 after 6 months of successful performance)

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:

  • Potential for Quarterly Bonuses

  • Overtime based on business need

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Bereavement, Jury Duty, Military Duty Paid Benefits, Parental Leave, Adoption Benefits

  • Potential for annual pay increase based on performance

  • Full Personal Protective Equipment provided

  • Caterpillar shirts provided for work

  • Professional development to help advance your career

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.

Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here.

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