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Lafayette OTD Rotational Program (LORP) - Operations Leadership

Location Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000219063

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work 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.

Caterpillar hires top talent — and this program is all about developing the next generation of Large Engine business experts in our order to delivery (OTD) function. The purpose of the Lafayette OTD Rotational Program (LORP) is to harness your ability and energy, developing you for a career in engine manufacturing.  We invest in you through training and development opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your personal career and development ambition, but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and especially, Caterpillar Large Engine customers.

You will gain a wealth of experience while in the development program in roles  focused on quality, manufacturing engineering, supply chain planning, logistics, operations supervision and more!  LORP offers you a broad exposure to Caterpillar’s large engine business.  You will be presented diverse project responsibilities, engaging you in global teams, cross-functional job experiences and valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership.

The LORP program is a three-year rotational development program, consisting of  three 1-year rotational assignments  in the Large Engine business, based in Lafayette, Indiana.  Assignments vary by  business need, providing on-the-job learning with challenging deliverables.  You will work in various functional areas, gaining a broad understanding of both the Large Engine business and customers.  Upon completion of the program, LORP graduates are placed in an assignment that continues to demand technical and leadership excellence gained through the program.


Those interested in joining the Lafayette OTD Rotational Program in our Operations Leadership track must meet the following basic requirements for further consideration:

  • A current student, or recent grad, attending a 4-year accredited university/college earning a minimum Bachelors’ degree in one of the following degree programs: Agricultural Engineering | Electrical Engineering/Technology| Industrial Engineering/Technology| Manufacturing Systems | Manufacturing Engineering/Technology| Materials Science Engineering | Mechanical Engineering/Technology| Operations Management | Technical Systems Management

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 scale (no rounding)

  • Graduation date of May 2024 or earlier


Top Candidates will also possess:

  • Previous relevant work experience or internship in manufacturing, supply chain or operations industry

  • Technically savvy

  • Leadership involvement in campus outreach, community service and/or extracurricular activities

  • Relevant coursework and/or projects

  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to exhibit critical thinking, analytical skills, and initiative

  • Demonstrated knowledge of order to delivery, engineering and/or manufacturing principles

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Lafayette, Indiana

Sponsorship is not available

How We Support You (Employee Benefits)

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a yearly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

The Power of Everyone

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work.

Final details

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Visa Sponsorship 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

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

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