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Part Time Intern - Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Alpharetta, GA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 22, 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 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 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 is a staff position which is expected to function as a specialist with respect to a specific technical phase manufacturing, layout, assembly, work standards, assembly equipment, and process optimization. Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad based with coordination between other staff personnel to complete a larger project.

Incumbents evaluate projects to define desired results and determine logical approaches. Evaluates such factors as cost, personnel yearly usage, equipment, space, etc. as well as other information needed to determine requirements. Prepares feasibility studies for appropriateness and cost effectiveness and submits recommendations accordingly. Results contribute to the effective management decisions in determining the most efficient processes, methods, machinery, tools, equipment, services and systems needed in the manufacture of product.

Analyzes and recommends current and future systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based upon understanding and communication with users. Determines acceptability of new equipment based on usage requirements and recommends modification or revision as necessary. Provides analysis and recommendations needed to allow manufacturing to produce the engineering product designs in a more optimal and efficient manner.

At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Applicant must attend 4-year university within driving distance to the facility in which they will be working
  • Applicant must be able to work 15-20 hours per week 
  • GPA requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Ability to analyze data, develop a conclusion and present proposals to leaders
  • Previous internship in Manufacturing / Assembly Operations 
  • Ability to Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics while performing assigned duties
  • Working knowledge of electronic assembly is a plus

This is a part time temporary opening located in Alpharetta, GA. 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 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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Oct 22, 2019


United States