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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Engineering Specialist - Deisgn



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 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.

Caterpillar takes a full system view of the life of our components and products. We design and manufacture them for multiple lives, our dealers support and service them to maximize their value to the customer, and we remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. Our industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise, large field population and world class dealer organization make this possible. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better world. Our engineering team embraces several critical roles to maximize the value to the customer. We remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better, more sustainable world.

About Cat Reman

Do you have a passion for helping customers and supporting a sustainable solution? Since 1973, Cat Reman has helped bring the value at the core of every Cat product back to life. Customers look to us to provide a high-quality solution that is good for their business - and promotes sustainability. It's important to us to deliver. Our team is full of industry leaders. Together, following common values, we share a passion for delivering sustainability benefits that help the company contribute to a circular economy. It’s rewarding work, with an inspiring team, where every contribution matters.

About the role:

The Caterpillar Remanufacturing Division has a Design Engineering Specialist position located at our Mossville, IL facility. In this role, you will enhance the Caterpillar remanufactured product and process durability, reliability and quality, while reducing warranty costs and reducing the customer impact. As an Engineer, you will have the opportunity to direct and contribute to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes while strengthening your analytical skills and mastery of engineering concepts. You will partner with and provide technical guidance to purchase finish suppliers and Caterpillar global teams. You will contribute to the planning and delivery of projects, continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology, mentor and coach team members, and broaden your professional network.

What you will be doing:

  • Job duties will be split approximately 50% between internally remanufactured turbochargers and 50% purchase finish remanufactured turbochargers.
  • New Product Introduction program and multi-generational phases of salvage development.
  • Responsible for understanding and tracking product warranty and watching for emerging trends or issues.
  • Responsible for leading / supporting CPI, 6 Sigma, RCCA Quality projects.
  • Evaluates, defines, and resolves design and manufacturing problems.
  • Travel to foreign and domestic facilities, suppliers, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field test locations to evaluate a product improvement.
  • To direct and participate in the design and development of new product concepts and complex engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.
  • Prepare development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates.
  • Responsible for New Product Introduction of Reman turbochargers and performs necessary print maintenance & releasing to make the product available for stocking.
  • Work closely with Caterpillar and external supplier manufacturability teams resolving problems with manufacturing and statistical process controls.
  • Evaluate new component salvage projects and techniques. Develop and execute validation plans to ensure salvage projects meeting quality and warranty goals.
  • Acting development team leader by interfacing with production personnel and various engineering departments.
  • Coordinate product tests by procuring proto material, coordinating proto builds and supporting test areas.

What you will have:

  • BS degree in engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in air systems design, manufacturing, or development
  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience in leading quality, warranty, CPI, cost or NPI improvement projects
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to be in office 3 days a week for team and management interaction.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10-15% of time.
  • 85 % English fluency level, written and oral communication.

Top Candidates will have:

  • Detailed design and manufacturing knowledge of turbochargers
  • Demonstrated ability to find root cause and problem solving capabilities
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar Reman products and processes
  • Advanced degree in engineering, manufacturing, business or materials

Employee Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)
Relocation is available for this position.Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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