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Engineering Manager

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Location: Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy
Date Posted: Dec 3, 2019

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Job Description


The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Hose & Coupling Technical Manager (Sr. Engr Project Team Leader) in the Caterpillar Fluid Systems Frosinone Italy facility.  This position is the technical leader for the CFS business and works closely with the Hose & Coupling product group in Mossville, IL to develop hose and coupling products for Caterpillar as well as the hose distribution business (distributors and other machine OEMs).  This position leads a small team of engineers and technicians, is a resource for process engineering in the facility, manages the R&D test facility, and consults frequently with facility manager on quality, technical, and process issues.  This position also heavily supports the sales or commercial team in marketing the product line outside of Caterpillar.


Job duties / responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  


  • Working with all functional departments in the company. 
  • Providing technical guidance and consulting services to Sales team.
  • Providing expertise to improve existing products, systems and processes.
  • Researching new concepts, systems and methods to rationalize products.  
  • Improving existing products and developing new ones to improve market penetration.
  • Using models or computer simulations to support development of new hose products
  • Working projects to keep product costs competitive in the market
  • Working with customers
  • Ensuring that products meet marine society and other certifications as required
  • Working projects to improve quality or performance of products as required
  • Raw material and rubber compound develop to support the hose performance and
  • Developing solutions which go beyond state-of-the-art to provide an improved level of performance.  





Required Competencies:

  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree or similar technical degree
  • 5 years of experience in a hose or similar rubber related industry
  • Knowledge of hose industry standard specifications – SAE, ISO, EN, etc.
  • Understanding of REACH and RoHS compliance issues
  • Exposure to certification programs and certifying organizations – ISO, DNV, Lloyd’s, etc.
  • Some experience leading people
  • Fluent language: Italian, English


Desired Competencies:


  • 10-15 years of experience in the hose industry as a technical expert or leader
  • Experience in developing hydraulic hose constructions and validation procedures
  • Experience in raw materials and compounding of rubber for hose
  • Experience in hydraulic coupling designs, materials, and machining considerations
  • Experience in the manufacturing techniques of hose
  • Experience as a technical representative in sales or business proposals
  • Significant experience leading and coaching for employee development


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Dec 3, 2019