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JOB PURPOSE: This is a technical contributor role on research and development projects representing a shift from learning and assisting to fully contributing in assignments that are broader, more complex, and challenging in nature.
JOB DUTIES: The key role of this research engineering position is to move from learning and assisting others to fully contributing. At this level, Engineers begin partnering with and providing technical guidance within and between units and other teams. Projects typically range from six months to three years. Ability to gather relevant information, compare and contrast data, identify relationships, and predict and manage failures is critical. Challenges include challenging the status quo and championing new initiatives, collaborating with team members and other teams, and keeping abreast of advancing technology. Decisions may affect the work group or project team, suppliers, multiple units, and both internal and external customers, and these decisions have significant impact on warranty, total cost of non-quality, customer perception, costs, sales, and the leveraging of technology.
Individuals may have multiple assignments during their tenure as Engineer - Research. Assignments may require the Engineer to review the work of technicians or other support personnel, provide technical advice to individuals at various levels in the organization and work with another unit or team. Assignments will become more complex and require the Engineer to assume a significant role, either as an individual contributor or as part of a project team, with increasing emphasis on analyzing, identifying, and applying engineering techniques to solve problems and make recommendations.
Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products, processes, or systems; communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units; contribute to the design of new products and processes; perform product and process maintenance; collaborate with and support other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers, keep up to date on new technologies, and represent the company externally.
Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key learning should be rounded out during this tenure, including knowledge of Caterpillar and competitive product performance and application, understanding of customers’ needs, working knowledge of key processes, data analysis, and data extraction skills. Project management skills are being honed at this level.
- Requires a master’s degree in science or engineering plus 1 to 2 years of experience in engine or fuel related R&D or a doctorate in science or engineering with a dissertation related to fuels or engines.
- Incumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and have an extensive understanding of engines and fuels.
- Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills.
- Must have ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.
Top Candidates will also have
- Doctorate degree
- The location for this position is Mossville, IL.
- Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.
- This position may require up to 20% travel.
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).
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