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Greater Peoria, IL

Technical Engineering Manager



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for you as a Technical Engineering Manager (internally known as Engineering Manager-2) within the Motor Grader engineering team. This position will lead a team of 15-20 direct reports and will be located in Peoria, IL.

This position will be responsible for the Machine Integration, Performance Structures and Structures teams, for owning the development of and adherence to the yearly R&E budget, and for maintaining the engineering footprint required to accomplish the long-term business strategy. The Technical Manager position is critical to ensure that NPI programs exceed cost goals, meet all functional requirements, and meet or exceed the quality targets set out for the program at first production. The Technical Manager must emphasize a Lean Product Development system with an emphasis on reflection and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guidance for and management of the Machine Integration, Performance Structures, and Structures teams (Illinois based).

  • Partner with core product development resources (integration, system teams, VPD, data and controls) located at the Engineering Development Center in Chennai, India.

  • Work with partners to develop the Motor Grader R&E budget as well as to manage the business to adhere to the budget throughout the year.

  • Maintain the worldwide engineering footprint to align the skills and headcount needed to meet the 10-year product development plan.

  • Execution on time, cost, and quality requirements aligned with product group and value chain / partner requirements.

  • Manage direct team to enhance skills, provide development opportunities, and ensure the necessary skill growth to meet product development requirements.

  • Engage the Lean Development process and ensure continuous improvement in areas of responsibility.

The successful candidate must bring (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in accredited engineering curriculum.

  • Experience with machine design including machine integration.

  • 10-15 years of varied engineering experience.

  • Experience directly or indirectly leading international teams.

Top candidates will also bring (Desired Qualifications):

  • Ability to collaborate across worldwide teams in multiple organizations and functions to drive results.

  • Knowledge and experience including products, processes, design and evaluation, and organization vision, procedures, and policies.

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited engineering curriculum.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate a highly collaborative and inclusive team culture to work through difficult issues.

  • Technical experience related to Motor Graders.

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more component or systems.

Additional Info:

  • Location: Peoria, IL

  • 15-20% international and domestic travel is expected.

  • Domestic relocation is available for those who qualify.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • ISE is not available for this position.

How We Support You (Employee Benefits):

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual 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.

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Final details:

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Relocation is available for this position.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

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