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Senior Engineer: Electrical/Electronic Product Improvement

Location Peterborough, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000139908

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Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Engineer: Electrical/Electronic Product Improvement

Salary:  £50,000 – £55,000 (Depending on Experience)

Location : Peterborough, Cambridgeshire       

Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    

                 Up to 12% bonus

                 Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage Highstreet Discount App

Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not supported or provided by Caterpillar

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar Inc is the world’s leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Caterpillar brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability. We help our customers build a better, more sustainable world

The Opportunity

Within Caterpillar, CAT Electronics (CAT E) is responsible for electronic and electrical systems development across all CAT engine and machine platforms. Based in Peterborough, the European Division of CAT E works with all CAT’s European facilities to develop and apply advanced technology to the control of our highly integrated engines and machines. With unrivalled levels of vertical integration within the industry, CAT E’s systems help to maximise the customer value and efficiency of Caterpillar’s end products, whilst minimising owning and operating costs.

The Engine Systems Team is part of the European Division and is responsible for development, implementation and integration of electrical and electronic (E&E) control systems for engine and power systems developed by Caterpillar in the UK.


With accountability for the identification and resolution of quality and reliability issues on diesel engine control systems and associate electrical / electronic components. Activities will include:

  • Conducting reliability analysis of current products

  • Monitoring performance against targets and identifying quality and reliability improvement opportunities

  • Prioritising of issues and projects

  • Leading complex improvement projects and delivering solutions using Continuous Product Improvement 6 Sigma methodology

  • Supporting assembly facilities and addressing quality issues affecting production and internal customers

Skills and Experience:

You will be:

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong problem solving,

  • Project management skills

  • Excellent leadership

  • Customer focus

  • Good communication skills, to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others to take specific actions.

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience

  • High technical capability with experience in electronics, control systems (hardware and software) and diagnostics

  • Strong statistical and analytical analysis skills. 

  • Demonstrable project management, leadership and root investigation experience.

  • Proven 6 Sigma DMAIC experience, preferably as a Black Belt leader.

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Cross functional experience, working in a multi-discipline environment.

  • Experience of working with customers, OEMs and equipment dealers.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.


Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting. #LI

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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