Caterpillar Inc. Returning Professionals Development Program (RPDP) - 1700062G in East Peoria, Illinois

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Returning Professional Development Program Details:

Caterpillar hires top talent - and our RPD Program is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar's RPD Program is to develop talented professionals who are looking to restart their careers after taking a break from the workforce. At Caterpillar, we value diverse experiences and are committed to help with your transition back into the workforce.

Caterpillar's RPD Program offers a broad exposure to a Fortune 50 Company, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides individuals with an opportunity to refresh their skills in a work environment that may have changed since their last experience as an employee. It also gives participants the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's engineers, technologists and technical professionals.

The Caterpillar RPD Program is a valuable experience for anyone who is ready to re-enter the workforce by refreshing the skills necessary to pursue your next career opportunity.

Position Details:

This is a design and/or analysis position in the Earthmoving Division with 2 possible locations depending on the candidate's preference. Locations include Aurora, IL or East Peoria, IL. The candidate will be involved in product development on Cat Machines component & system design which include Medium Wheel Loaders and Track Type Tractors. Potential systems include: hydraulic installation, electrical integration, structures or engine installation and cooling.

RPD program dates: August 2017 - December 2017

* Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they're really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Required Qualifications:

* BS degree in one of the following engineering or technical disciplines: Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or General Engineering.

* Minimum 3 years of previous related engineering experience

* Currently on an Engineering career break of at least 2 years

Desired Qualifications:

* Leadership Experience

* Previous analysis or design engineering experience

* Creo, Pro/E or solid modeling skills.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Relocation assistance is not offered for this position

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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