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Returning Professionals Development Program (RPDP) - Engineer

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 1, 2019

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Job Description


Are you an engineer at heart (and by degree), but not currently working in an engineering role?  Ready to return to the profession?  Our Returning Professionals Development Program (RPDP) may be just what you are looking for!



Caterpillar values your perspective and experience, which is why we'll welcome you back with a career reentry program designed for anyone ready to restart their careers after taking a break from the workforce.


We're developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. As an RPDP, you'll have the opportunity to:


  • Work on challenging and meaningful projects
  • Collaborate with our global team
  • Gain exposure to cross-functional career areas
  • Develop and refine professional skills
  • Innovate with the team that is building a better world


Program duration: 4 months


Program locations:  Positions can be at any of our Caterpillar facilities throughout the United States.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of previous related engineering experience
  • Currently on an Engineering career break of at least 2 years



Top candidate may also have experience with (depending on the specific position):

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
  • Previous analysis, design, or system engineering experience
  • experience enhancing team creativity; facilitating team cooperation
  • Project management Experience
  • Foundational product development experience such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management
  • Creo, Pro/E or solid modeling
  • Embedded Software
  • Electrical / Electronic Hardware Design 


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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Jun 1, 2019


United States