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Part Time Intern - Manufacturing Engineering - Lafayette

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2019

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.72 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.


This position is responsible for assisting 6-Sigma Blackbelts and Manufacturing Engineers in supporting the manufacturing floor.  Job roles include but not limited to collecting and analyzing data, creating and maintaining standard work and designing production tooling to aid assembly and machine shop related processes on new and existing engine machine and assembly process lines.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, improve and implement process related Standard Work
  • Investigate quality related opportunities throughout the process
  • Work with Assembly Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers to develop production tooling
  • Data collection and analysis to support 6-Sigma Blackbelts to improve manufacturing processes utilizing Lean Manufacturing

To be considered for this position, please attach your resume and unofficial transcripts to your application.





Required Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a university in the Lafayette, IN area and be able to work Part Time while attending school Full Time    
  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs:  Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering / Technology, Industrial Distribution, Manufacturing Engineering / Technology, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical Engineering / Technology, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Technical Systems Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration/Management with a focus in Supply Chain, Statistics, Math or Logistics
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Expected graduation date in December 2020 or beyond

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have good computer skills and adept in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Previous technical internship

This position is a 10 to 15 hour per week assignment during the school year with the opportunity to work 40 hours per week during school breaks and during the summer months located in Lafayette, IN.


Relocation is not available for this position.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website








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Sep 21, 2019


United States