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Machine subsystems Engineering Supervisor

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000099553

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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.


This leadership position within the subsystems division of Caterpillar's machine and machine systems department will manage the product lifecycle of numerous machine subsystems including but not limited to: Machine Security, Productivity, Positioning and Health monitoring. Responsibilities of the team range from requirements gathering to hardware/software design to application implementation - with an aim to developing common systems that can be reused across multiple machine families.

Job Duties

For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost.  Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, on-board models, and control algorithms in real-time creating real-world machine usage information. Electronic Management roles supervise digital positions.

Reporting to this position are various levels of engineers, technologists, and support personnel in one or more geographic location.  The supervision role accounts for approximately 60% of this assignment.  The incumbent needs to coach and facilitate the development of the work group to develop collaborative relationships among themselves, with customers, suppliers, other cross functional groups, and internal customers to ensure goals are achieved. Program/project management skills and organizational skills are critical.

Position requires excellent human relations, interpersonal, and communications skills.  Position also requires highly developed people skills for coaching and leading people.  Ability to draw upon and ever increasing skills in the Caterpillar Leadership competencies - Be Strategic, Focus on the Enterprise, Global Leadership, Lead Change, Hold Self and Others Accountable, Know your Customer, Build Engagement, and Coach for Development.

The incumbent would set strategy at the section level.  The section would solve problems for one or more technology, component, product, or process.

Project scope will vary from a moderate technical focus to a broader, multi-systems focus, and will require incumbent to broaden business understanding. Challenges include increased competitive pressure, increasing project complexity and customer demands.

Therefore, the ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, ever increasing skill in technical project management, development of product, internal and external requirements management, and cost-value management.  The ability to draw upon knowledge of more than one engineering function, technology, component, system, product, or process is required.  This role requires that the incumbent increases understanding of product technology and process and the customers’ business and needs. 

To make decisions, this position will work with immediate work group or project team, division/business unit, suppliers, internal and external customers, and the market, typically impacting one or more product(s), process(es), or factory(ies).

Decisions may impact an entire product, process or factory and may affect warranty, sales, customer perception, and could have effect of evolutionary change to technology and its application in products or processes at Caterpillar through technology and core competency.  The incumbent has primary accountability for operating expense budget.

Basic Qualifications

Engineering degree or related technical degree with 13 to 15 years of experience.

In lieu of an accredited Engineering or Technical degree, this level of a position will generally require at least 15 years of progressive responsibilities, directly related experience.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position. There are no global relocation or packages offered for this role.

This position may require less than 10% travel

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

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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