Caterpillar - Furnace Operator

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Recruitment #98-41-07




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Caterpillar Inc.

For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.46 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Potential employment opportunities exist in Hodges, SC for:

Furnace Operator

As a Furnace Operator at Hodges Casting Products you will be responsible for charge make-up and delivery of iron.  You will also set, adjust and operate controls of one or more induction or arc furnaces to melt metal for casting purposes.


Job Duties/Responsibilities may also include:


·       Operating control station to monitor and control melting station

·       Analyzing control signals

·       Controlling melting operations

·       Detecting deviations and initiating corrective action

Qualifications and requirements include:

  • Two years of prior work experience

Top candidates will also have:

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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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

Additional Information:

Positions are for 1st shift
Positions are in Hodges, South Carolina

Starting wages will range from $17.93-22.77 based on qualifications and/or experience

There is no relocation offered for these positions.


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Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at




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