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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Manufacturing Engineer 2

Location Seguin, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000181950

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

About IPSD  

Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) designs, tests and manufactures 0.5 to 18L engines that not only power Caterpillar machines, but also power over 5000 other applications including Marine, Petroleum, Industrial Applications, Electric Generators, and Locomotives. Caterpillar’s company strategy includes sustainability as one of four focus areas and IPSD is engaged and actively preparing green energy solutions for the future. 

The Role

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will provide expertise in specific areas of the manufacturing process to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective manufacture of product.

This is a staff position which is expected to function as a specialist with respect to a specific technical phase of the planning function and which generally falls within the major areas of releasing, Numerical Controls (NC) programming, processing, assembly processing, layout, work standards and manufacturing development.

Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad based with coordination between other staff personnel to complete a larger project.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate projects to define desired results and determine logical approaches

  • Evaluates such factors as cost, personnel yearly usage, equipment, space, etc. as well as other information needed to determine requirements

  • Prepares feasibility studies for appropriateness and cost effectiveness and submits recommendations accordingly

  • Results contribute to the effective management decisions in determining the most efficient processes, methods, machinery, tools, equipment, services and systems needed in the manufacture of product.

  • Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics, etc. in performing assigned duties.


Actual work assignments may be typified as follows:

  • Projection, evaluation, specification and acquisition of new or replacement machine tools

  • Capital forecasting correlation and reporting as it relates to new product introduction, prime product capacity increases, machine replacement, and methods improvement

  • Substituting material or combining similar parts to realize savings through material prices and machining costs

  • Analyze tooling failures and evaluate tool characteristics and requirements

  • Plan factory and office layouts for effective utilization of space due to rearrangement, new processes or expansion, determining the need for modern facilities

  • Assembly planning; develop and implement assembly processes in line with CPPD (Concurrent Process and Product Development) and NPI design changes, etc.


This position encompasses planning, tooling, maintenance, plant engineering, releasing, machine shop, assembly, etc. wherever a specific technical assignment may be needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • University degree combined with a minimum of 1 year of appropriate manufacturing experience

  • This position requires thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts, assembly process design, etc., gained through acquisition of an appropriate technical degree or experience

  • Most possess appropriate language and communication skills.

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 more sustainable 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

  • Stock option opportunity over time

  • 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

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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 www.caterpillar.com/careers. #LI

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

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