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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Manufacturing Engineer



East Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

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Job Description:

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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.

Role Definition

Large Engines and Drivetrain Operations has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineering position within the Drivetrain Assembly Planning team located in East Peoria, Illinois. The Manufacturing Engineer role is an important function within KK assembly planning team, with a focus on technical process support for assembly velocity requirements.

The candidate will be responsible for providing technical expertise required to design, develop, and implement manufacturing processes/systems related to Assembling of Transmission flowlines. Incumbent will interface directly with multiple teams including Engineering, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Product Change Control and Safety. In this role you will work both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Engineers function as a specialist and subject matter expert for technical planning capable of meeting and or exceeding customer requirements.


  • Engage in creative problem solving to address operational issues including ergonomic/ safety, capacity improvements, process inefficiencies and quality concerns through disciplined problem-solving techniques and root cause analysis.

  • Improve productivity, efficiency and throughput while eliminating waste by utilizing lean concepts and tools.

  • Provides manufacturing technical support for continuously improving capability aligned to in process validations, state or the art process controls aligned to quality certification requirements.

  • Develops innovative solutions to complex manufacturing production problems through identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes.

  • Develops cost justifications to support the procurement/implementation of new assembly equipment and process for capital/expense items.

  • Coordinates the procurement, processing, installation and validation of assembly tools, process controls and related equipment while ensuring the latest technology is being utilized to increase efficiency and production of operations.

  • Works with internal and external suppliers to develop and manage projects to ensure efficient and cost-effective systems and processes to produce quality products.

  • Administers assembly NPI roadmap process to ensure programs are processed on time aligned to program requirements.

  • Analyze current product designs, assembly procedures, facilities layout, and material flow to enhance processes to improve production capabilities that results in a more cost-efficient manufacturing process.

Degree Requirement

Degree or equivalent experience desired

Skill Descriptors

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Level Extensive Experience

Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

Judgment and Decision Making: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of the decision-making process; ability to carefully evaluate the impact of emerging business situations and choose the best path forward communicating actions and activities that maximize organizational performance.

Lean Manufacturing: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of the philosophy, principles and implementation approaches of lean manufacturing; ability to integrate and implement lean manufacturing philosophy into existing production and management processes.

Manufacturing Equipment: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of the electrical, mechanical and logistics equipment used in manufacturing; ability to safely operate, maintain, update and store them.

Manufacturing Processes: Level Extensive Experience

Knowledge of existing product manufacturing methods, technologies and processes; ability to execute, plan, manage and monitor the entire manufacturing process.

Manufacturing Safety: Level Extensive Experience

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.

Manufacturing Standards, Procedures and Policies: Level Extensive Experience

Knowledge of organizational standards, procedures and policies in manufacturing activities; ability to plan, guide, and monitor manufacturing processes for compliance.

Problem Management Process - MFG: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of manufacturing problem management processes, methodologies and techniques; ability to use a disciplined approach to bringing that problem to a successful resolution.

Additional Information

  • This position will close 7/11/2024 at 11:59 pm.

  • The location for this position is East Peoria, IL (Building KK).

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • This position may require less than 10% travel.

Employee benefit details

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 benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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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.

Posting Dates:

June 27, 2024 - July 11, 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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