Foundry Associate -- Labor Grade 2

Foundry Associate -- Labor Grade 2

Caterpillar | Mapleton, IL, 61547, US
Salary Range:$33,000 – $40,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Foundry Associate Labor Grade 2- 1$18.18 plus night shift premium

The Mapleton Foundry is looking to hire Foundry Specialists! As a Foundry Specialist at Caterpillar Inc., you will perform a variety of manual and/or machine functions related to Coremaking such as dipping, inspecting and assembling (3 or less) cores. You will also operate and/or lock out equipment to clean molding floor and reclaim or dispose of sand in basement levels.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Core box mounting
* Mixing and testing core sand
* Bolt threading
* Molding functions such as preparing pouring basins
* Mold spraying, drying and/or venting
* Operating punch-out and related equipment
* Performs melting functions such as sample taking, slag skimming
* Finishing functions such as riser breaking (floor)
* Hand chipping, finning and wire pulling
* Operates shakeouts, stand and portable grinders
* Ramblast and de-finning machines

Basic Qualifications:

* Prior manufacturing or foundry experience

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodations):

* Ability to frequently lift and carry boxes weighing up to 35 pounds
* Ability to stand throughout a 12-hour shift
* Ability to operate heavy machinery and manufacturing equipment

Top candidates will also have:

* Previous machine shop, foundry, or manufacturing experience
* Computer skills
* Verbal and written communication skills
* Problem solving and decision-making
* Math skills

Additional Information:

* Positions are supplemental (40 or more hours per week but with no vacation or holiday pay and limited benefits) on 2nd or 3rd shift
* Positions are in Mapleton, Illinois.
* There is no relocation offered for these positions.

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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