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Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Pontiac, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2019

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Job Description



There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel and gas enginges ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, and the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling which are used to power oil & gas, electric power, marine, rail and Cat machine applications around the world.


Large Power Systems Division currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineering located at our Pontiac, IL facility. As a Manufacturing Engineering at Caterpillar, you will have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement manufacturing systems and processes, consisting of complex manufacturing operations and sophisticated manufacturing machines.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing, analyzing, and managing Manufacturing/Assembly Projects
  • Assisting in developing department capital and expense budgets
  • Maintaining individual capital forecast
  • Administering the assemble New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure that Engineering drawings are released and processed on time for NPI build
  • Working with multiple departments to ensure material flow, material availability, tooling and quality processes are implemented for successful NPI and engineering change management
  • Training new processors and developing training programs and documentation for Processors and Assemblers
  • Developing and documenting Manufacturing Engineering processes for training and development of Manufacturing Engineers and Engineering Techs
  • Engaging in creative problem solving to address operational issues including: ergonomic/safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks, quality concerts


Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years manufacturing related work experience in machining processes
  • Lathe, Mill, Swiss, ECM type machining experience
  • CNC Programming experience
  • Understanding of engineering prints and operational drawings
  • Experience with NPI processes and/or APQP processes (Control Plan, FMEA, Process Flow, Work Instructions)
  • Experience with writing work instructions/standard work
  • Knowledge of various gauging procedures
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) or technical degree, preferably in a manufacturing engineering related discipline OR 10+ years of machining experience
  • Experience with CAD Software (AutoCAD, PTC Creo, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Experience in programing and developing processes for Multi Turret Lathes, 4 & 5 axes Mill and Swiss Style Machines
  • Experience in Close Tolerance Machining (flatness, roundness, straightness, parallelism, perpendicularity)
  • Experience in Tool design, Cutting Tool Progresses and Operational Drawing
  • Background in Lean Principles
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Champion of facility safety procedures
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background
  • Thorough experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is/is not available for this position
  • This position will close at 11:59 PM CST on November 30, 2019
  • Caterpillar, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply


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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Dec 1, 2019


United States