Caterpillar Engineer - Design in Mossville, Illinois

As a Starting and Charging Component Design Engineer at Caterpillar, you will have opportunity to direct and participate in the development, testing, and maintenance of Caterpillar’s line of starter motor and alternator products. Your work will ensure that Caterpillar machines have the dependable, high-performing components they need to help customers succeed.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the subject-matter expert and primary channel of communication regarding starting motor and alternator products

  • Directing the concept, design, development, and testing of complex engineering projects

  • Preparing development plans and coordinate engineering meetings

  • Working closely with a diverse team from a variety of backgrounds (engineering, manufacturing, finance, materials science, product validation, sales, etc.)

  • Leading the introduction of new products from selection, validation, machine testing, and manufacturing

  • Providing project guidance and delegate responsibility to other engineers as appropriate

  • Interacting with diverse suppliers and Caterpillar facilities around the globe

  • Conducting technical evaluations of starting and charging components and systems

  • Conducting failure analysis of starting and charging components

  • Identifying, evaluating, defining, and resolving manufacturing issues

  • Coordinating the receipt of samples and test plans for starting and charging validation on prototype and pilot machines

  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of new starting and charging technologies, and communicating to colleagues

  • Using technical expertise to lead a team toward the resolution of starting and charging issues

  • Traveling to foreign and domestic facilities and customer sites to audit manufacturing processes, troubleshoot machine systems, and coordinate product test activities (estimated to be less than 10%)

Basic Qualifications:


  • Engineering Degree

  • Engineering Internship / Co-op or Engineering Experience


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Good mechanical aptitude

  • Strong leadership ability and excellent communications skills

  • The ability to gather relevant information from a variety of sources and communicate it in a helpful, condensed manner

  • The ability to organize large quantities of information

  • The ability to coordinate the efforts of a diverse team to achieve a desired outcome

  • The ability to use failure analysis data to think critically and determine possible causes

  • Proficiency in Pro/E or other modeling or simulation tools

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

Job: *Engineering

Title: Engineer - Design

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 170008VL