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12 Month Industrial Placement - Design & Cost Engineering - Larne

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Location: Larne, ANT, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Dec 23, 2019

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12 Month Industrial Placement Scheme – Design and Cost Engineering

Location: Larne

Salary: £17,000, Share Scheme, Pension, flexible working and 25 days annual leave


Who are Caterpillar? What do we do?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected Companies and Brands in the World.  By following 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.

Global Power Solutions Division (GPSD) deliver operational excellence in manufacturing Diesel and Gas Driven Generating Sets and Equipment. We have an exciting opportunity for an industrial placement to join our Large Electric Power team based in Larne. Based in our Technical and Commercial Sales Support team, working with others across our organization, you will be directly involved and at the heart of our business. Caterpillar is a globally diverse company. Its people come from many places.


What experiences can we offer you?

Technical Sales Support group is responsible for technical and commercial sales support of the Custom Power Solutions Sales team. During the placement you will be based in the Mechanical Design and quoting function, gaining real life product design experience, with a view to the commercial implications of the designs, in a customer focused environment.


Key responsibilities include:


•Conceptual layouts of power systems – includes 2D and 3D modelling.
•Technical Calculations
•Commercial review and maintenance of costing tools (including commercial and technical processes)
•Liaison with shop floor personnel on the assembly / manufacture of product
•Complete and apply basic training on engineering standards
•Completion of any other assigned tasks in a timely manner to support GPSD
•Carry out all work in accordance with company policies and procedures 


We also operate a conditional offers process; our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with a conditional offer of employment upon returning to university. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement. We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar. 

How do I 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.



Who are we looking for?

As the type of roles within our business are becoming more diverse we are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability to learn quickly. Degree Disciplines accepted (must be on track for at least a 2:2):

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Other relevant engineering degrees may also be considered.


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Dec 23, 2019


United Kingdom