Caterpillar Engineering Development Program – Simulation Engineering 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.

As an entry level, engineering degreed position, job assignments are planned to provide experience and familiarization with diesel and dual fuel engines and to begin to develop deeper expertise in the simulation of these engines.

The key role of this entry level engineering position is to learn and assist lead engineers in delivering research and advanced engineering projects in dual fuel combustion by working in a larger project team. Tasks will vary in duration and complexity as the engineer develops knowledge and expertise in engine operation, data analysis and simulation.

Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: supporting single cylinder engine testing, analyzing test data to gain deeper physical understanding of dual fuel combustion processes, developing models to capture the physics of dual fuel combustion and implementation of 1D and 3D models within Caterpillar’s simulation tool platforms.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum M.S. Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Expected graduation date: May 2017 - December 2017

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

  • Previous technical internship, co-op or research experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering – specializing in dual fuel (natural gas diesel) combustion CFD or related engine area

  • Experience performing experiments on internal combustion engines and analyzing engine data.

  • Formal classes in: Internal Combustion Engines, Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Fortran and C/C programming skills

  • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills

  • Experience with (any of): Converge, StarCD, or AVL Fire combustion simulation software

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Job: *Engineering

Title: Engineering Development Program – Simulation Engineering

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 170006J7