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Associate Engineer Morton, IL at Caterpillar

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Career Area:
Engineering
Job Description:
At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn't be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world - for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as an Associate Engineer.
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).
We're committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We're exploring new ideas and opportunities - innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow's growth.
Through it all, we are one team - creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.
Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience
The key role of this entry level engineering position is to learn and assist by gaining an understanding of Caterpillar's business, products, systems, and procedures; to learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic engineering knowledge; and to provide assistance to a project team or others in the work group. Typically, decisions will impact the project team, suppliers, or internal customers. Challenges include applying theory, learning procedures, and understanding the technology to develop long-term team strategies.
Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following:
  • Develop and deliver on cost targets set by internal and external customers or process partners.
  • Establish supplier manufacturing, packaging, and process specifications for new product introductions, cost savings, or other supply chain processes.
  • Network and collaborate with existing facilities on manufactured kit issues related to packaging, warehouse storage, and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Perform cost analysis on current manufacturing and packaging processes and recommend changes where appropriate.
  • Develop kit packaging systems with global kitting suppliers to support both external and internal packaging designs
  • Lead medium to high-risk Green Belt projects with global Service Parts impact by collaborating with global kitting suppliers, supply chain, and procurement teams.
  • Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units.
  • Perform activities to ensure parts are protected, shipped, and delivered to the customer in accordance with quality expectations. This includes resolving any safety and quality issues caused by kit packaging.
  • Develop individual kit packaging concepts using 3D modeling software (i.e. Pro-E)

Associate Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology changes. Learning will focus on methods, processes and systems applied to engineering functions, key engineering skills, practical application of theory, communications and building a knowledge of Caterpillar's products, suppliers and customers.
Additional Information
Up to 25% travel may be required.
Relocation is offered for this position
Basic Requirements
  • Currently enrolled at a 4-year accredited university/college earning a minimum Bachelor's degree in one of the following degree programs: Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Logistics, Supply Chain Management.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 scale (no rounding)
  • Graduation date between December 2021 to August 2022

Top Candidates Will Also Have
  • Involvement in leadership, community service, and/or extracurricular activities
  • Relevant coursework and/or projects
  • Previous experience, co-op, or internship in a manufacturing or operations organization
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Exhibit critical thinking, analytical skills, and initiative
  • Demonstrated knowledge of order to delivery, engineering, and/or manufacturing principles
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures
  • Previous kit and/or packaging experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of LEAN Manufacturing principles

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.
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website www.Caterpillar.com/careers . #Li
Relocation is available for this position.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Culture
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Caterpillar Inc. participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge
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Friends outside of work
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