Caterpillar 2017 Engineering Development Program (EDP) - Sr Associate Engineer - Design in Mossville, Illinois

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

The Engineering Development Program (EDP) is a flexible twelve month program that addresses the onboarding needs of engineers and technologists hired directly into their full time positions.

*JOB PURPOSE: *As an entry level, engineering degreed position, job assignments are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the technical staff, methods, practices and programs of the company and assigned area.

*JOB DUTIES: * The key role is to support New Product Introduction programs and product line development of seat and control systems across multiple product lines. These systems often include provisions for console, floor or seat mounted controls and a variety of enhancement features for operator comfort. Projects will usually be of short duration and work results will affect those working on the same project or assignment. Typically, decisions will impact routine, low risk issues that may affect the project team, suppliers or internal customers. Challenges include applying theory, learning procedures and understanding the technology.

This position will be accountable for contributing to the concept, development and design as well as coordinating Concurrent Product and Process Development activities with key suppliers, worldwide. Products can span the entire Caterpillar machine product line and can require collaboration with different worldwide locations, including developing countries. Some travel may be required.

Attention to detail is critical. Uses readily available clear and direct references and provides straightforward solutions to problems. Collects and evaluates data and develops plans for assignments. Associate Engineers may expect to have direct contact with other team members, customers and suppliers.

Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology changes. Learning will focus on methods, processes and systems applied to engineering functions, key engineering skills, practical application of theory, communications and building a knowledge of Caterpillar’s products, suppliers and customers.

Professionals within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.

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.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

*What you need: *

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Expected Graduation Date: December 2016 - June 2017

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution

  • Previous technical internship, co-op or research experience.

*What sets you apart from others: *

  • Previous Leadership experience

  • Involvement in SAE Baja, NASA, Quarter scale tractor, etc. competition teams in college

  • Previous Design experience

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 atwww.caterpillar.com/careers.

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Relocation assistance is offered.

Job: *Engineering

Title: 2017 Engineering Development Program (EDP) - Sr Associate Engineer - Design

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 170005A7