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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Large Tractor Configuration Engineer



East Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Job Description:

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Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s East Peoria, IL SS facility, we manufacture and assemble large and medium track type tractors. In this role as a Senior Engineer Configurator / Systems Integrator, you will report to the Value Chain Engineering Manager and will be primarily responsible for directing and participating in the concept and design of complex engineering product or process projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. As a member of the Engineering team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!

What you will do:

  • Accountable for contributing to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes.

  • Performs complex analysis work, identifies design problems, and resolves problems.

  • The major focus of the job is on technical delivery.

  • Work more directly with different units, suppliers, customers, and/or other teams.

  • Design and promote new components and sub processes

  • Perform needs analysis and initiate ideas

  • Evaluate new products or processes

  • Perform product maintenance

  • Remain up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies

  • Communicate technical information to customers, team members, suppliers and other units

  • Support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers

What you will have:

  • Bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum

  • 5+ years of experience in Engineering

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Incumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and the ability to perform complex assignments.

  • A self-starter with strong technical leadership skills.

  • Must have ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.

Additional Information:

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 December 3, 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

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

Final details:

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