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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Manufacturing Project Engineer



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

Role Definition

The Manufacturing Project Engineer role is an important function within US Drivetrain Operations. This critical team member will drive continuous improvement for Safety, Quality, Velocity and Cost effectiveness. The selected candidate will manage projects including introducing new capital and new products into production. Additional responsibilities include leading teams to drive safety improvements in the US Drivetrain organization. While running improvement projects the selected candidate will interface with suppliers, customers, and internal process partners to maximize business results. This position is in the Peoria Area working in KK and Building H.


  • Providing technical expertise and guidance in major manufacturing projects, working with internal/external suppliers to support/improve manufacturing productivity and cost effectiveness.

  • Implementing capacity and process improvement solutions with a total plant perspective.

  • Follow / execute capital process (spec / quote / gain approval / write PO / receive / place equipment / runoff).

  • Evaluating supplier proposals for feasibility, driving changes / improvements as needed to deliver the best solution for our needs.

  • Managing supplier execution and delivery.

  • Providing guidance to manufacturing engineers and operators in order to develop high quality products and processes.

Skill Descriptors

Problem Solving: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.

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.

Project Management: Level Basic Understanding

Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.

Manufacturing Best Practices and Standards: Level Basic Understanding

Knowledge of best practices and standards for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the design, production, and distribution of manufacturing products; ability to create and implement best practices and standards for various manufacturing processes and activities

Manufacturing Process Design and Development: Level Basic Understanding

Knowledge of how to develop or design a manufacturing process; ability to establish and determine which processes and parameters should be opted to improve functionality and costs.

Capacity Planning & Management - MFG: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of tools, approaches and practices for determining production demand and ability to manage resources needed to provide satisfactory levels of service.

Change Control - MFG: Level Basic Understanding

Knowledge of the processes and procedures by which a change is identified, evaluated, approved, monitored and documented; ability to manage changes in the production environment and processes effectively.

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.

Additional Information

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

  • The location for this position is onsite in 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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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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