Location: Larne, ANT, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2019
12 Month Industrial Placement – Computer Science & Electronics Engineering
Location: Larne – Caterpillar NI
Salary: £17,000 plus Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).
About Caterpillar and what we do.
Are you passionate about business? Good. We are too.
We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected companies and brands. By joining our industrial placement scheme you will be able to explore various roles and disciplines around the business to help develop your career. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.
Electric Power Division (EPD) deliver operational excellence in manufacturing diesel and gas driven generating sets and equipment. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an industrial placement student to join our large electric power team based in Larne. The role will be based in our manufacturing team, working with others across our organisation and you will be directly involved and at the heart of our business, participating on strategic projects driving continuous improvement, efficiency gain and cost reduction.
What experiences can you offer me?
The manufacturing engineering team are responsible for leading production employees to execute the assembly, test and paint processes within the manufacturing facility, to deliver a world-class product to our customers. This role utilises the Caterpillar Production System (Lean Manufacturing) Principles to deliver People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) improvements and results.
During the placement, you will be based within the Manufacturing Engineering team working on real projects, alongside experienced manufacturing engineers and will be responsible for:
- Gaining first-hand experience of Lean Manufacturing principles,
· - Supporting efficiency improvement initiatives at the facility
- Updating production standard work
You will be given all the support you require to be successful in your placements.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for people who can show us a highly participative working style, and who thrive in a team of committed professionals. And at the same time, we need people who are self-motivated and can drive change through persuasion and influence. Communication and presentational skills are a must as you’d need to package clear strategic recommendations based on data and sell them confidently to production and management employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity at Caterpillar. We believe the more experience you gain early in your career, the further you can go.
For the role, you should be on track or have achieved a 2:2 in one of the following degrees:
- Computer Science & Electronics Engineering
- Control Systems Engineering
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Integrated Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Other relevant engineering degrees will be considered.
How do I apply?
Please complete our online application form to apply. Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process, however you will not be considered for all applications.