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Engineering – Mast@2X



Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000146781

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Job Description:


What matters most to you?  Is it being part of a strong team?  Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!

The Role

As a Design Engineer at Caterpillar in the Fluid Systems Engineering Team, you will direct and participate in complex engineering projects including the design, test and development of new product concepts for release to production in a manner to ensure those products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. You will conceive and provide practical product design applications using complex technical principles. Emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex engineering projects.

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

  • Prepares concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex engineering projects.

  • Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis, and computer simulation effort.

  • Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates.

  • Acts as the development team leader by interacting with Plant locations and various engineering departments.

  • Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products.

  • Coordinates product tests with prove design and prototype build up and test areas.

  • Provides guidance to other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.

  • Evaluates, defines, and resolves design and manufacturing problems.

  • Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants.

  • Works with manufacturability teams resolving problems with manufacturing and statistical process controls.

  • Keeps abreast of latest technological advancements and prepares design concepts and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage.

  • Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites, and field test locations related to the development of engineering projects and problem resolution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in an accredited Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering, curriculum plus 3-5 years’ experience or a master’s degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering, plus 1 to 2 years’ experience or a doctorate engineering degree.

  • Outstanding analytical, organizational, communication and time management skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, communicating technical information and development progress to team members and others

Top candidates will also have:

  • Ability to gain a mastery of complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.

  • Good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability taking a product design from concept to production.

  • CAD Design Experience (Creo, Pro/E, Solidworks, etc.)

  • Simulation led design experience, ability to iterate designs quickly based on analysis results.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance IS available for this position.

  • This position is located in Mossville, IL.

What You Will Get

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 day-one benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage​

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)​

  • Company-matched 401(k) plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)​

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)​

  • Short and long-term disability coverage​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident,  Identity Theft Protection)

  • Strong community involvement

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to 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    #LI

Relocation is available for this position.

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

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