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Senior Engineer (Hydraulic Systems)

Location Desford, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000172517

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Job Description:

What You Will Do

As a Senior Engineer in the Hydraulic System team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to solving technical problems, developing new hydraulic system concepts, growing your analytical skills and mastery of engineering concepts. The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of hydraulic system design, and the integration of hydraulics with other machine systems to optimize overall machine performance. You will partner with and provide technical guidance to global teams. You will continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology, mentor and coach team members, and grow your professional network.

You will specifically be accountable for driving:

  • Test and develop new system through component solutions

  • Research and explore new technology

  • Develop original or innovative approaches to engineering design, cost reduction, and problem solving.

  • Create, propose, and lead new hydraulic system design projects for future and current product solutions

  • Promote quality and continuous improvement philosophy

  • Create test plans for validating design solutions and document results

  • Support and assist production assembly line and product field support personnel in troubleshooting hydraulic issues.

  • Participate in supplier collaboration and design review meetings

  • Deepen your knowledge base of Caterpillar products, technologies, processes, services, and systems

  • Organize and prioritize work assignments to complete assignments/tasks on time.

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

The successful candidate must bring (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum

  • Hydraulic engineering work experience or design of off-highway construction machines

  • Basic knowledge of 3D modeling software, ideally ProE/Creo

  • Good communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks

Top Candidates will bring:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum.

  • Basic knowledge of testing and data acquisition tools

  • Basic knowledge of DATK (Data Acquisition Tool Kit)

  • Basic knowledge of simulation and analysis of hydraulic systems (i.e. Dynasty)

  • Basic knowledge in machine operation  

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

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

What You Will Get

Job Title:  Senior Engineer (Hydraulic Systems)

Salary: £49,300 - £60,000 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, 12% Bonus, Private Medical employee cover (family can be added at cost), Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website

Location: Desford, Leicestershire – hybrid working will be considered 80% on location typical, but flexible based on workload.

Hours: Full Time – 37.50

Travel: Not required with this role.

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role 

Closing Date: 8 December

Job Reference: R0000172517


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