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Senior Design Engineer - Machine Configuration

Location Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000159071

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Job Description:

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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 Sr. Design Engineer on the Hydraulic Mining Shovel (HMS) team, you will support all platform configuration deliverables for an assigned HMS model working under the guidance of the platform Technical Lead.  You will have an opportunity to participate in the design and development of new product concepts and complex engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.  You will interact with people from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds. You will work within the team and beyond the team with contractors, suppliers, customers, and individuals working in many Caterpillar organizations. This position resides with the Hydraulic Mining Shovel (HMS) Engineering team in Tucson, AZ.

Job Duties:

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate Bill of Material structure for the Hydraulic Mining Shovel machine platform.

  • Build and manage machine top-level Creo models.

  • Assure quality modeling techniques are used in the development of the components, groups, and systems for the shovel.

  • Support releasing and factory implementation activities of new and/or revised components and assemblies working closely with the factory operations team.

  • Manage space claims and resolve interferences on the machine platform, coordinating with supporting engineering teams.

  • Creates concepts and supports the design and development of complex engineering projects.

  • Interact with supporting peer platform teams to maintain product-line commonality.

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

  • Support virtual build reviews for machine systems, operations, safety, and serviceability.

  • Maintain machine technical specification documents.

  • Support marketing and commercial teams with technical information and simplified models.

  • Review platform-specific literature to ensure accuracy prior to publishing.

  • Support product health organization using technical expertise and product knowledge in addressing machine CPI and customer issues.

  • Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products.

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

  • Travels to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field-test locations to evaluate a product improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum and 8 plus years in progressive assignments to gain experience in engineering and manufacturability concepts or Master’s Degree and 6 plus years of experience.

Top Candidate will also have:

Hydraulic Mining Shovel product experience.

High level of proficiency in Creo / ProE and Teamcenter engineering systems.

Knowledge of the engineering releasing and product change control processes.

Knowledge of Caterpillar processes (i.e. NPI, CPPD, PPRD, APQP, CPI).

Knowledge in structural design and/or hydraulic system integration.

Strong analytical skills and mechanical aptitude.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience working in a global engineering environment.

Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities as needs arise.

Prior off-highway machine mechanical design and/or validation experience.

Additional information:

The location for this position is Tucson.

Domestic relocation assistance is available.

This position may require 10 % travel.

Sponsorship is not available.

Closing date: 10/9/2022.

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 .

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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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