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Part Time Intern: Electromechanical Engineering/Technologist Intern

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Location: Griffin, GA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2019

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Job Description


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.


The Electrical Engineering Intern is a member of a design and development team that conceives and provides practical and improved product design applications.  Emphasis of this position is on conceiving complex electromechanical product designs and preparing design models.  Supports engineers and technologists in defining configuration and helps resolve design issues.  Possesses initiative to resolve design issues with minimal supervision.


The Intern is expected to conceive complex product design concepts and prepares design models using a computer graphics system with direction from the team leader.  Makes calculations, design decisions, and necessary analysis and computer simulations.  Works closely with engineers, technologists, technicians, manufacturing personnel, and suppliers regarding product design, test, and production schedule dates.  Provides technical guidance to Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Marketing, Sales, Service, and other departments.


Refines and improves product designs by investigating and developing solutions to product design problems.  Works within established development plans and production release.  May create or review engineering design deviations and change requests submitted by other departments.


Ensures exacting engineering standards are followed for assembly and piece part tolerance, material finish, clearances, etc.  Furnishes technical counsel to Layout Drafters, Drafting Technicians, and purchased drafting support in assigned areas of responsibility.  Provides guidance to Assemblers, Test Technologists, and Test Engineers during product buildup and testing.  Ensures proper maintenance of production drawings.  


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: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Agricultural 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: 2.8
  • Good mechanical, electrical/electronic, and computer aptitude
  • Good communications skills

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Proficiency in Pro/E or other modeling or simulation tools
  • Proficiency in AutoCad
  • Leadership skills
  • Previous internship in an engineering or manufacturing support

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 21, 2019


United States