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Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Welding Engineering

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2019

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.


With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.


Caterpillar hires top talent — and the Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program is to harness your ability and further develop you through rotational assignments and learning opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your career ambition but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and its customers.


Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program offers you a broad exposure to a Fortune 50 Company, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's engineers, technologists and technical professionals.


The Welding Engineering Track is a 3 year, entry level, multi-rotational assignment program focused on building welding and materials joining technical competency in product design and analysis, operations supervision, research and development, facility welding, and automation.

Engineers within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.


Professionals within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.


Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.


At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.  There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.


Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world. 



If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelors degree in Welding Engineering / Engineering Technology, Welding and Fabrication Engineering / Technology, Mechanical Engineering with a focus in welding or internship /work experience in welding, Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Technology with an emphasis in welding, Metallurgical Engineering, or Materials Engineering
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution
  • Expected graduation date December 2017 - August 2019
  • Must be willing to relocate and travel accordingly


Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience
  • Hands on experience or knowledge of welding processes 
  • Involvement in Mini Baja, Formula, Quarter scale tractor, etc. competition teams in college
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at


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Mar 20, 2019


United States