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Corporate Intern: Simulation and Optimization Analytics - Summer 2020

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Location: Champaign, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2019

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Job Description


Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Our products have evolved from simple mechanical workhorses to sophisticated, electronically controlled work-site solutions.

This transformation, along with our smart factories and our integrated dealer network, has provided a wealth of Big Data that is mined and analyzed across various segments such as product development, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and customer support.

Analytics Professionals are the data driven, business professionals using quantitative methods such as business simulations, data mining and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems for internal business partners and external Caterpillar customers.

As an Advanced Analytics Part Time Intern, you will be immersed in our business and introduced to our analytics tools and techniques, enabling you to provide data based insights that drive business decisions. In some cases, you will be involved in developing new analytics tools customized for Caterpillar applications.

Typical problems include, but are not limited to: identifying new potential customers for marketing opportunities, determining machine application profiles to understand operator’s behaviors, conducting different site-level simulations for productivity improvement, exploring emerging analytics technology for Caterpillar applications, automating or optimizing business or product development process, etc.

This position will be Full-Time during the 2020 Summer at our Champaign, Illinois - Research Park Facility.


To be considered for this position, candidates must attach a resume, unofficial transcript, and Github or Gitlab link (if available) to their application.


Basic Qualifications

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor, Masters or PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences or equivalent technical fields
  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding)
  • Demonstrated experience in software development
  • 1 to 2 years or significant project experience with Python.

Top Candidates Will Also Have

  • Interested in pursuing a career in Analytics, Simulation and Optimization
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Works well in Team Environment
  • Knowledge of C++, Java Script, Java, Swift, Android or similar tools

Caterpillar is proud of the role we play in building the world's infrastructure. The work we do drives progress for millions of people around the globe.

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

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Oct 14, 2019


United States