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Electrical Components Senior Project Lead

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000164449

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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 role leads a team of engineers developing, validating, and supporting sensors for application on Cat engines and machines.

Leads all aspects of the product line, including designs from research, concept, production to end of life, including cost, quality, and delivery.

Job Duties

This job opening is for a sensor development engineering project lead within the Caterpillar ICS Electrical Components division. The candidate will lead a team responsible for worldwide sensor design control at Cat. The incumbent will work on critical new technology development for sensing components supporting Caterpillar machines and engines. This leader will also support existing production sensors for machines and engines meeting requirements for supply, reliability, and cost. These components are primarily purchased finished and utilize a wide range of product & process technologies. The incumbent will be responsible for a family or sub-family of products and will manage product line strategy, technology future plan, all new application requests.  Additionally, the incumbent will manage development of new products by leveraging Caterpillar’s development process for specification, sourcing, design & process verification, and production launch. The position will require collaboration with a global supply base, purchasing, product support, parts marketing, electronic system & sub-system teams, machine and engine product groups. The incumbent will assist with the development and execution of product, sourcing, and life cycle management strategies. Specific job activities include requirements new technology introduction and new product development, supplier selection, project management, test planning/execution, stakeholder review delivery, and project leadership of continuous improvement projects.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Electrical or Mechanical Engineering program.

* Minimum 6 years’ experience with electrical or mechanical component and/or system development within the last 10 years

* Excellent communication, teamwork, project management, and analytical skills are required to collaborate with customers, suppliers, product support, purchasing, systems engineering, and purchasing

Top Candidates will also have

* Past NPI/NTI/CPI experience with Caterpillar machine or engine products & systems engineering development, test and validation, supplier development

* Past engineering team lead experience

* 6 Sigma Black Belt Certification

* Experience with electronic component lab testing, J1939 CAN protocol, sensor data acquisition / analysis, EMC test procedures & specifications

* Electrical component failure analysis

* Knowledge of L1/L2 component NPI, APQP, quality and reliability tools, Caterpillar EC tests

Additional Information

The location for this position is Peoria, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position will require less than 10% travel.

Visa sponsorship for this position is available.

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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