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MineStar Solutions - Engineering Project Team Lead

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2019

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Job Description


As a Senior Engineering Project Team Lead/Engineering Project Team lead, you will lead global, cross-functional teams to develop, deliver, and maintain technology products for surface mining applications including Detect, Terrain, Fleet, Edge and Command products.  You will be accountable for planning and coordinating the execution of the technical workstream of NPI programs, supplying technical support for the sales and delivery of products, planning and leading product maintenance activities, defining product requirements, defining product strategies, learning and staying abreast of innovative technologies, mentoring and coaching Enterprise team members, and deepening your professional network within technology and mining.  This role will require regular interactions and communications with external customers and suppliers.  You will serve as the primary technical interface between ITDD, the Prime Product groups, and the Mining Technology Enabled Solutions team.   

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

  • Facilitating the technical delivery and support of products.  Focus areas included, but not limited to:  NPI program execution, product safety and compliance, validation, quality, performance definition and verification, supply chain support, continuous product improvement (CPI), and maintenance.
  • Ensuring the technical delivery of projects to meet timelines, budgets, and quality targets while delivering on customer requirements; applying good business acumen to make trade-offs to optimize the product and between constraints, when necessary.
  • Managing annual budgets and program life-time forecasts related to product development and research.
  • Defining and managing product requirements and strategies based on application and machine product (L6) knowledge.
  • Leveraging the cross-functional teams to formulate decisions and develop recommendations.
  • Collaborating with business partners to deliver products to market and external partners and suppliers.
  • Enhancing the team’s creativity and cooperation/collaboration.
  • Representing the technical workstream within the New Product Introduction (NPI) team, across multiple levels of management and with the customer. 

A strong team leader will rely on a wide network to obtain the resources and cooperation needed to remove roadblocks and ensure the success of their team.   The team leader will interact with people from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.  The incumbent will take responsibility for their development, continuously learning through experience, professional engagements, and career opportunities.   The incumbent will gain an understanding of the customers’ needs and application of the product or process, as well as keeping up with technology.


Basic qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in an Engineering curriculum.

  • 5 + years of related job experience

  • Experience with mining and/or technology producst


Top Candidates will also have: 

  • Experience with embedded system, guidance and control products, and/or machine automation.   
  • Experience with large enterprise solutions applications. 
  • Experience with Cloud computing solutions.  
  • Previous team leadership experience.  
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.  
  • Experience with requirements management in systems design.
  • Experience in Prime Product NPI 

Additional Information:

This position will be located in Tucson, AZ or Peoria, IL.
This position requires up to 25% travel approximately 1 week a month.

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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Sep 14, 2019


United States