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Engineering Team Leader



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mossville, il, usa
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

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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.

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) has an opening for a Engineering Project Leader in Mossville, IL. This role resides in the Process Excellence workgroup within the IPSD Large Engines Product Team focusing on Engineering Processes and Tools. This role will serve as the Subject Matter Expert and Project Leader in areas such as Requirements Management, Configuration Management, Product Data Operational Efficiency (PDOE), and Lean Product and Process Development.

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.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop project scope to address business challenges and opportunities.

  • Coordinating resources across sales and marketing, product development groups, value chain and manufacturing.

  • Overseeing project progress and costs; communicating status with stakeholders and participating functional areas; addressing and resolving problems.

  • Directing project staffing; motivating and developing project team and team members.

What You Will Have:
Product Design and Development
: Level Extensive Experience:

  • Develops organizational standards and processes in order to maximize complex product services' efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Creates and introduces new techniques that expedite or simplify the development process.

  • Supervises the management of multiple and diverse types of products or services.

  • Develops proof-of-concept exercises to prove or disprove validity of proposed products.

  • Advises on the appropriate solutions to complex product design and development problems.

  • Designs working prototypes of a variety of proposed products or services.

Requirements Analysis: Level Extensive Experience:

  • Plays an active or leading role in recording and storing requirement documents in various forms.

  • Ensures the successful completion of all major activities, tasks and deliverables pertaining to the requirement analysis stage.

  • •Supervises the advanced use of requirements analysis tools and services, including prototyping and use cases.

  • Produces detailed functional and information requirements models and documentation.

  • Trains others on requirements walkthroughs and quality reviews.

  • Utilizes automated diagramming tools to ensure traceability of requirements.

Influencing Through Expertise: Level Working Knowledge:

  • Acquires expertise through training and practical experience in the relevant field.

  • Analyzes the needs, desires, and motivations of the other party to effectively understand a given scenario.

  • Identifies who the decision makers are and how they receive information.

  • Provides evidentiary support while giving opinions or recommendations to influence decision-making.

  • Conducts tasks in such a way as to build a strong reputation and credibility as an expert in the field.

Project Management: Level Extensive Experience:

  • Utilizes preferred tools, techniques and methods for estimating project cost and time.

  • Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes and monitors significant projects.

  • Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; creates contingency plans.

  • Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project team, sponsors, and clients.

  • Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties.

  • Communicates reporting requirements; creates monitoring and control mechanisms.

Team Management: Level Working Knowledge:

  • Facilitates discussion of team goals, roles, needs, and responsibilities.

  • Participates in defining the ground rules for individual and team responsibilities.

  • Manages a team to the successful completion of a project or task.

  • Recognizes the contribution of each and every team member publicly.

  • Leads team meetings to review progress and performance, ensuring follow-up on previous decisions.

Technical Excellence: Level Extensive Experience:

  • Advises others on the assessment and provision of all technical solutions.

  • Engages appropriate subject matter resources to effectively resolve technical issues.

  • Mentors others to enhance their technical competence and its application to achieve more effective technical solutions.

  • Coaches others in promoting, defining, analyzing, and providing superior technical solutions to business problems.

  • Provides effective solutions to moderate technical challenges through strong technical competence, effectively examining implications of events and issues.

  • Assumes accountability for personal technical performance and

  • Assumes accountability for personal technical performance and holds others responsible for theirs.

Requires a degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum.

Highly desired experience:

  • 6 Sigma BB Experience

  • Strong Project Leadership

  • Change Management

  • Product Data Management/Teamcenter

  • Requirements and Configuration Management

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​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

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

  • Strong community involvement

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.


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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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