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Caterpillar, Inc. Sr Design Engineer - Hard Rock Vehicle in Decatur, Illinois

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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.

Job Description

As a Senior Design Engineer for the Engine/Power Installation and Cooling systems team, you will be responsible for designing and developing systems that meet machine requirements for performance, durability, quality, cost, and manufacturability. You will manage complex projects to meet deliverables on time and with completed staff work. Utilize and further develop best practices and standard work in our pursuit of Defect Free.

Job Duties:

Develop engine installation and cooling designs that meet machine-level requirements. Coordinate global design and analysis teams in developing robust system designs. Develop FMEA and DVP&R for systems designs.

Lead projects to identify the root cause of product failures and develop corrective actions. Design and promote new components and sub-processes. Perform needs analysis and initiate ideas. Evaluate new products or processes.

Perform product maintenance. Keep up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies. Communicate technical information to customers, team members, suppliers, and other units; and support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers, and suppliers. Collaborate with global teams across multiple disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university.

  • 10+ years of engineering experience in design, validation, or simulation.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Intermediate understanding of diesel engine cooling systems and/or machine integration.

  • Product development experience.

  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment.

  • Design experience using CREO or similar.

  • Engine / Power Installation & Cooling (E/PIC) specific engineering experience.

  • Hard Rock Vehicle (HRV) Underground mining machine-specific engineering experience.

  • Strong understanding of Caterpillar's New Product Introduction (NPI) process and requirements.

  • Strong understanding of Caterpillar's Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) processes.

  • Familiarity with APQP process discipline.

Additional information:

The location for this position is Tucson, AZ.

Domestic relocation assistance is not available.

This position may require 10 % travel.

Sponsorship is not available.

Closing date: 6/1/23

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world. Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

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 .

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media

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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.