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Supply Collaboration Engineer II at Caterpillar

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Career Area:
Engineering
Job Description:
At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn't be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Supply Collaboration 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
As a Supply Collaboration Engineer you will be the leader and key communicator for various Collaborative Product and Process Development teams to interface with Suppliers and Procurement to ensure early supplier collaboration on design for manufacturability, assembly and costs as well as adherence to APQP guidelines. The Position leads Cost Modeling activities that support the setting of Target Costs and managing product cost to achieve target while optimizing value. Additional functional responsibilities include supplier selection at a part- number level aligned to category strategies, supplier tooling validation & management, design for PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) elements & provide PFEP requirements to deliver on engineered value chains.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development of detailed component cost models and high-level cost estimates in both the NPI and Current product arena. This position will also provide cost reports as necessary to support the assigned project and programs.
  • This role is accountable to meet product cost, quality and time targets in the product- life cycle including NPI through supplier collaboration at a part number level for their respective components, systems and/or categories (specify total cost management to include Ex- works, packaging & logistics).
  • The position will lead a cross functional team in trade off discussions to balance performance, quality, velocity, and cost that provides work direction to Cost Modelers to develop detail process-based cost models. The Incumbent is responsible for leading cross-functional teams (employees from quality, service, design, manufacturing, etc).
  • The goal for this position is to lead the team through identifying cost opportunities, identifying requirements of a part(s) for each area and ultimately leading the team to meet their individual area requirements within the cost target. Leading these discussions and projects will be difficult in nature due to the multiple "tradeoffs" (negotiations / compromises) each area will need to make to achieve the quality and cost goals. Completed cost models and expert guidance will be used to identify cost reduction opportunities for subsequent delivery through the Strategic Cost Management, Purchase or NPI teams in the form of negotiation, resource or design change.
  • This position identifies who is needed on each project and makes team member recommendations. Development of excellent working relationships, teamwork and project management across departmental boundaries (engineering, purchase, logistics, product management etc) is essential to ensure effective collaboration and saving delivery.
  • Individuals working in this role will be deemed manufacturing, process, and cost experts by other areas of the business and will be called upon to provide "cost" expertise as the norm.
  • Travel may be required for this role, up to 15% of the time.

Basic Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in quality, operations, steel forgings and/or engineering
  • 5+ years manufacturing and machining experience
  • Lean/6Sigma experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have
  • Bachelor's degree
  • APQP
  • A high level of product knowledge.
  • A good level of understanding of company policies and procedures related to manufacturing, engineering and/or maintenance are also required.
  • A strong technical background
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with sensitive issues, develop others, or persuade others inside and outside the department to take specific actions.

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 assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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