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Manufacturing Engineer



Mapleton, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 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.

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

Job Summary

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will assist technical services management by performing technical analysis of manufacturing processes, systems, heat treat, N/C programming, cellular manufacturing, etc. to permit effective management decisions.

Additional Information

  • This position is located in Mapleton, IL and does not provide relocation

  • This position requires 10% or less travel

What You Will Do

  • Analyzes and recommends current and future systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based upon understanding and communication with users

  • Determines acceptability of new equipment based on usage requirements and recommends modification or revision as necessary

  • Provides analysis and recommendations needed to allow manufacturing to produce the engineering product designs

  • Provides effective communication and services in solving production problems or pursuing operations improvements

  • Simulates present and future machine lines and cells to predict line flow problems and makes recommendations for implementation

  • Conducts investigation to assist in resolving heat treat mechanical and technical problems

  • Performs quality checks on equipment, fluids, etc. used in heat treat operations and coordinates heat treat start up and shut down procedures before and after extended shut down periods

  • Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics, etc. in performing assigned duties

What You Have

  • Manufacturing Safety: Extensive knowledge of manufacturing safety; ability to identify work-related hazards and perform necessary activities to meet regulatory requirements for the safety and protection of workers, environment and site.

  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Working knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

  • Manufacturing Equipment: Working knowledge of the electrical, mechanical and logistics equipment used in manufacturing; ability to safely operate, maintain, update and store them.

  • Manufacturing Processes: Working knowledge of existing product manufacturing methods, technologies and processes; ability to execute, plan, manage and monitor the entire manufacturing process.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Participation in American Foundry Association (AFS) and/or Foundry Education Foundation (FEF)

  • Prior experience with PowerBi

  • Prior experience working in a foundry manufacturing environment

  • Problem Management Process - MFG: Knowledge of manufacturing problem management processes, methodologies and techniques; ability to use a disciplined approach to bringing that problem to a successful resolution.

About Caterpillar

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.

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.

Posting Dates:

June 10, 2024 - June 17, 2024

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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