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Senior Research Engineer



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 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.

Job Summary:

This is an opportunity to join the Manufacturing Technology & Solutions (MT&S) as a Senior Research Engineer focused on designing, developing, and deploying machining solutions across the Caterpillar manufacturing landscape. You will become a member of the MT&S Machining Technologies team focused on machining process development and troubleshooting. This position includes but is not limited to the support of machining assets and all their associated fixturing and tooling.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop machining processes and troubleshoot current machining issues across the enterprise.
  • Partner with manufacturing facilities to improve productivity and optimize machining processes.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the machining space for others to call on for support.
  • Identify, evaluate, develop, and validate new machining technology.
  • Validate new manufacturing engineering tools to support machining planning, execution, and process control.

Education Requirement:

  • Requires a degree in an accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology curriculum.

What Skills You Will Have:

Analytical Thinking:

  • Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue and determining its significance.
  • Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of the data and arrive at conclusions.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking:

  • Applies an assigned technique for critical thinking in a decision-making process.
  • Identifies, obtains, and organizes relevant data and ideas.
  • Participates in documenting data, ideas, players, stakeholders, and processes.
  • Recognizes, clarifies, and prioritizes concerns.
  • Assists in assessing risks, benefits and consideration of alternatives.

Effective Communications:

  • Adapts documents and presentations for the intended audience.
  • Communicates well downward, upward, and outward.

Technical Excellence:

  • Provides effective technical solutions to routine functional challenges via sound technical competence, effectively examining implications of events and issues.
  • Effectively performs the technical job aspects, continuously building knowledge and keeping up-to-date on technical and procedural job components.
  • Applies technical operating and project standards based on achieving excellence in delivered products, technologies, and services.
  • Applies current procedures and technologies to help resolve technical issues in the machining technology space.
  • Helps others solve technical or process problems or issues.

Project Management:

  • Able to work and manage 3-5 projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Understands when and how to escalate issues within projects.

Manufacturing Standards, Procedures and Policies:

  • Discusses the relevance of standards for a manufacturing environment.
  • Research process and product blueprints for own area.
  • Describes and follows all policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Obtains documentation and information on standards and their usage.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL, Aurora, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require up to 50% travel.

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)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media


Posting Dates:

June 7, 2024 - June 21, 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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