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Caterpillar, Inc. 3rd shift Machine Operator (LPSD) in Hodges, South Carolina

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Job Description:

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Position Information:

  • 3rd shift hours are Sunday-Thursday 10PM-6:30AM.

  • Benefits available on Day 1.

  • To be considered for this role, please apply by 12/3/2023 at 11:59PM.

Job Summary:

The Large Power Systems Division in Hodges, SC currently has an opening for a 3rd shift Patternmaker. In this role you will construct and repair all types of metal, wood, and plastic patterns using conventional machines and bench work.

What you will do (includes but not limited to):

  • Operating conventional machines

  • Daily operation of power hand tools: Drills, Saw, Impacts, Sanders …etc.

  • Assemble and construct pattern tooling that may include cavity, gating, risers, pins…etc.

  • Construct and repair all types of metal, wood, and plastic patterns using conventional machines and bench work.

  • Run lathes and 3 axis CNC machines.

  • Support Operation with Tools readiness and repairs.

  • Maintain flexibility patternmakers will be expected to learn other foundry operation functions and be expected to flex to those jobs as needed

  • Follow all PPE requirements and safely procedure.

Basic Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of machining experience

  • The ability to work with others across multiple functional areas.

  • Must be willing to learn new skills and be hands-on.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Associate’s degree

  • Previous foundry experience.

  • Experience reading and understanding Blueprints and dimensional requirement.

  • The ability to solve problems and make decisions with little direction.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

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.

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