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Senior Design Engineer - Large Dozers Heavy Structures at Caterpillar

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Career Area:
Engineering
Job Description:
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.
Description
The Tracked Products Engineering Heavy Structures team is currently seeking a Senior Design Engineer for Large Dozers. The primary focus of this role is on the development of the D9-D11 case-to-frames, radiator guards, and bottom guards. In this position, the engineer will be responsible for the design and analysis of the components along with strong manufacturing and supplier collaboration. Projects will include New Product Introduction (NPI), New Supplier Introduction (NSI), Continuous Product Improvement (CPI), and product maintenance.
Job Duties
This position will focus first and foremost on product and process quality with a zero-defect mindset while also trying to hit program timeline and cost goals. The Senior Design Engineer will need strong communication skills and great interpersonal skills to interact with other engineering teams, the platform team, purchasing teams, and manufacturing teams. Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Create design concepts and drawings of complex structural systems that meet functional and technical requirements, cost and weight goals, quality initiatives, and manufacturing process requirements.
  • Perform fatigue analysis on the concept using Creo Simulate
  • Support validation activities such as test and field trials.
  • Support and lead APQP activities.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and internal manufacturing facilities, engineering partners, and the core Product Group

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum with 5+ years of progressive engineering experience OR a master's degree in an accredited Engineering / Technical curriculum with 3+ years of progressive engineering experience.
Top Candidates will also have
Mechanical, Civil, or Agricultural Engineering degree.
Dozer product knowledge.
Experience with Caterpillar Engineering Systems (Teamcenter, HVC, EDS, etc.).
Previous experience designing heavy structures.
Previous experience in either NPI or CPI programs.
Experience collaborating with suppliers to optimize designs for manufacturability.
Proficiency with solid modeling software (Creo preferred).
Personal experience in executing APQP.
Strong analytical skills and personal experience performing component level FEA.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
A self-starter, accountable, and customer driven with strong teamwork and organizational skills.
Hands-on experience (e.g. machinery, heavy equipment, manufacturing processes, welding, etc.)
Additional Information
The location for this position is East Peoria, IL.
Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.
This position may require up to 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
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
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