Senior Engineer-Test/Validation, Industrial Engines
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Your Impact 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.
The Industrial Power Systems Division of Caterpillar currently has an opening for a Sr. Engineer – Design/Validation, Industrial Engines for Valve Train on the Core Engine Systems & Components team. As a senior engineer, you will be part of the team that has design control responsibility for all valve train components and systems for IPSD-Large engine platforms C7.2 – C18. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects on the valve train system that impact the cost, quality, serviceability, warranty, and aftermarket. You will be expected to engage with suppliers, dealers, customers, and a multitude of other Caterpillar organizations. You will be part of a small team focused on a critical, complex system and you will be given significant responsibility and consequently will have a large impact on IPSD’s engines and our business.
As we develop our engines to meet new emissions regulations and to run on alternative fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen, our engine designs must evolve to accommodate new technologies and boundary conditions. The valve train is a key system to enabling the engine of the future. We are also working on supplier resiliency and cost reduction initiatives, as well as extending service intervals. This is an exciting time to be a part of the future of Cat power!
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a validation specialist within the valve mech team to help facilitate the planning of validation tasks as well as the data reduction and analysis.
Utilize both test data and simulation led design to improve valve train components & systems.
Work closely with the L4 engine platform teams to help assess valve mech system risks and develop mitigation activities to support a variety of NPI programs. Communicate progress to L4 job owners and present relevant material in design reviews.
Engage closely with suppliers on concurrent product and process designs along with the deployment of capital to achieve our performance, quality, delivery, and financial objectives.
Execute maintenance activities such as factory and customer problem resolution, cost reduction and robustness improvement projects.
Travel, including domestic and international, to visit manufacturing facilities, suppliers, and customers is expected but would generally not exceed 10% of the time.
Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering Program or closely related field
5 years of relevant work experience
Proficiency in Pro/E Creo 3D Modelling
Top Candidates will also have:
Validation experience with demonstrated ability to take raw data and process it so that the results are clearly communicated.
Strong desire to grow, learn, and contribute to Caterpillar and the Team’s goals.
Recognized as a team player, with solid communication and collaboration skills.
Demonstrated initiative and accountability.
HD Diesel engine design, test, or simulation experience – ideally with core engine components & systems
Analytical skills and the ability to bring creative solutions to challenging problems.
Relocation assistance is available for this position
This position is in Mossville, IL
What You Will Get:
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, including but not limited to:
Competitive salary and annual bonus program
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
Company-matched 401(k) plan
Stock option opportunity over time
Health savings account (HSA)
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Short and long-term disability coverage
Paid parental leave
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)
Strong community involvement
Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.
Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) designs, tests and manufactures 0.5 to 18L engines that not only power Caterpillar machines, but also power over 5000 other applications including Marine, Petroleum, Industrial Applications, Electric Generators, and Locomotives. Caterpillar’s company strategy includes sustainability as one of four focus areas and IPSD is engaged and actively preparing green energy solutions for the future.
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