Senior Design Engineer - Large Dozers Heavy Structures
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The Tracked Products Engineering Heavy Structures team is currently seeking a Senior Design Engineer for Large Dozers. The primary focus of this role is on the development of the D9-D11 radiator guards, bottom guards, and rear attachment with opportunity to also work on blades, push arms, and rippers. In this position, the engineer will be responsible for the design and analysis of the components along with strong manufacturing and supplier collaboration. Projects will include New Product Introduction (NPI), New Supplier Introduction (NSI), Continuous Product Improvement (CPI), and product maintenance.
What you will do:
This position will focus first and foremost on product and process quality with a zero-defect mindset while also trying to hit program timeline and cost goals. The Senior Design Engineer will need strong communication skills and great interpersonal skills to interact with other engineering teams, the platform team, purchasing teams, and manufacturing teams. Job duties include but are not limited to:
Create design concepts and drawings of complex structural systems that meet functional and technical requirements, cost and weight goals, quality initiatives, and manufacturing process requirements.
Perform fatigue analysis on the concept using Creo Simulate
Support validation activities such as test and field trials.
Support and lead APQP activities.
Collaborate with external suppliers and internal manufacturing facilities, engineering partners, and the core Product Group
What you will have:
Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum with 5+ years of progressive engineering experience OR a master’s degree in an accredited Engineering / Technical curriculum with 3+ years of progressive engineering experience.
Top Candidates will also have:
Mechanical, Civil, or Agricultural Engineering degree.
Strong analytical skills and personal experience performing component level FEA.
Previous experience designing heavy structures
Experience in either NPI or CPI programs.
Experience collaborating with suppliers to optimize designs for manufacturability.
Proficiency with solid modeling software (Creo preferred).
Personal experience in executing APQP.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
A self-starter, accountable, and customer driven with strong teamwork and organizational skills.
Hands-on experience (e.g. machinery, heavy equipment, manufacturing processes, welding, etc.)
The primary location for this position is East Peoria, IL
Domestic relocation assistance is available
This position may require 10% travel
Sponsorship is not available
This posting will close at midnight on November 26, 2023
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 wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:
Competitive Base Salary
Annual incentive bonus plan *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
Paid parental leave
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)
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