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Design Engineer (Compact Wheel Loader)

Location Desford, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000182437

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Job Description:

As a Design Engineer working on market leading, world class products you will be responsible for the design of components and assemblies on our Compact Wheel Loaders. You will demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and determination to investigate and resolve design, build and test issues while maintaining high quality standards in both design and component detailing, ensuring designs are validated in real-world applications to meet functional and technical requirements. You will join the global technical team responsible for new product designs for next generation Compact Wheel Loaders located within the Building Construction Products Division in Desford, UK.

What you will do:

  • Concept through to detailed design of new and innovative solutions which are validated to meet functional and technical requirements.

  • Active participation in design reviews and FMEA sessions.

  • Collaboration with global teams and suppliers to deliver new designs to production which meet manufacturing, assembly, cost and quality requirements.

  • Investigation and development of solutions to issues arising from build and validation.

  • Working with technical resources and suppliers to rapidly implement design changes.

  • Management of engineering changes through life cycle management.

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

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Engineering Degree or HND with experience (or international equivalent).

  • Demonstrated experience in design, analysis and development of components and systems, such as hydraulic lines, light fabrications, castings and non-metallics.

  • Thorough working knowledge of solid modelling (ideally CREO) and engineering data management applications (ideally Teamcenter).

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications.

  • Knowledge of engineering standards, processes and design tools.

  • Experience applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

  • Innovative problem solving and strong analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to self-start tasks.

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and provide work direction to members of the team.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.

Top candidates will also have:

  • Master’s Engineering Degree (or international equivalent).

  • Design, analysis, development and application experience with small and compact construction equipment, preferably wheel loaders.

  • Experience operating mobile construction equipment.

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.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business .

What You Will Get

Job Title: Design Engineer (Compact Wheel Loader)

Salary: £43,600 - £53,000 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent

Benefits : 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, 10% Bonus, Flexible Buy in benefits such as Private Medical, Health Care, Vision, Dental, Green Car schemes and more, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar discount and offers website

Location : Desford, Leicestershire – hybrid working considered with 2/3 days in the office or as the business needs.

Hours: Full Time - 37.5

Trav el: up to 10% to include UK/Europe/Global

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Closing Date: 9 February

Job Reference: R0000182437

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