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Student Trainee - Engineering - Community College

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 8, 2019

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Job Description


The Student Trainee Program allows students the opportunity to work at Caterpillar while going to school.

Caterpillar's legacy of industry leadership dates back to 1925. We have a global footprint with product in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar is a Fortune 100 company that makes up the most diverse product line in the industry with more than 300 products. We work in industries that provide long-term economic value: commodities (mining, oil and gas); infrastructure (heavy construction, rail, paving, quarry and aggregate); and building construction (residential, commercial, standby power, industrial engines and forestry).


At Caterpillar you will have global exposure and opportunities, deep employee and leadership development resources and a compelling career path to make it possible to have the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career without needing to "start over" at a new company. Even while building deep expertise in one function, our employees can experience different career opportunities by moving between our many business units, locations and product lines throughout their career.

Community College students considered for engineering positions should have a basic understanding of engineering or manufacturing principles, logistics, electronics, CAD and/or PRO-E. All positions require working in a team environment and demonstrating quality customer service. Responsibilities vary from job to job, but may include: analysis and testing; project work on research and development; virtual reality and simulation technologies; and creating/revising graphics. Considerations include education or experience in the engineering field. In addition, successful performance requires sound judgment, motivation, effective interaction with others and the ability to handle an array of responsibilities.

These positions are open to Peoria area full-time community college students only.


Required Qualifications:
• Must be 16 years of age by June 3, 2018
• Must have and maintain a 2.8 / 4.0 cumulative GPA
• Must be a full time student attending a community college within driving distance to the Peoria Area
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must be able to work 15-20 hours per week while attending school full time

Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated leadership
• Participation in school clubs and organizations

These are part time temporary openings located in the Peoria, IL area. Relocation is not available.

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

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Mar 8, 2019


United States