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Manufacturing Project Engineer

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2019

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Job Description


The Innovation and Technology Development Division has an opening for a Manufacturing Project Engineer, located in Mossville, IL. As a Manufacturing Project Engineer, you will be expected to provide technical expertise and guidance in development of major manufacturing projects, own or influence manufacturing quality processes like MSA, PFMEA, Control Plans, and work with internal/external suppliers to support/improve manufacturing productivity and cost effectiveness.

 The Manufacturing Project Engineer is expected to function as a specialist with respect to manufacturing quality and product development.  Detailed knowledge of APQP, ISO, CQMS are applied to process projects, software solutions, and project work in support of internal or external supply chain and manufacturing.

Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad based with coordination between other staff personnel to complete larger projects. Candidate will be interacting with engineering, various support groups within the enterprise and quality professionals both inside and outside the facility.


Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the quality and standard work documentation of 3-10 quality process activities in NPI, APQP and CQMS.
  • Scope, execute and oversee execution of manufacturing or supply chain projects as pulled by product groups.
  • Support, implementation and improvement of manufacturing risk assessment process, related processes and tools.
  • Train internal and external teams on manufacturing quality and/or APQP.
  • Engages in creative problem solving to address operational issues including: ergonomic/ safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks, quality concerns.
  • Works with internal and external suppliers to develop and manage projects to ensure efficient and cost effective systems and processes to produce quality products.
  • Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety ergonomics, etc. in performing assigned duties.


Basic Qualifications:

  • University or technical degree in manufacturing engineering or a manufacturing engineering-related discipline
  • 10 years of work-related experience
  • Experience with project management (PMP, BB, Lean)
  • Previous NPI Management, Capital project, or new manufacturing technology implementation experience
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Experience with assembly, machining, welding and casting and process design
  • Experience with AIAG and APQP
  • Experience with cost modeling, LCP or capital projects
  • Ability to build strong relationships with various stakeholders
  • Good written and oral communication skills

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 (

Please enter appropriate External Qualifications here.


EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.


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Aug 31, 2019


United States