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Manufacturing Engineer II/III

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description



We create an inclusive and diverse work environment because different perspectives result in the best ideas.

The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer in our East Peoria, IL facility. As an experienced Manufacturing Engineer at Caterpillar, you will have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement manufacturing systems, complex manufacturing operations and sophisticated 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 the department capital forecast
  • Administering the assembly New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure that Engineering drawings are released and processed on time for NPI build
  • Engaging in creative problem solving to address operational issues including: ergonomic/ safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks, quality concerns
  • Working with internal and external suppliers to develop and manage projects to ensure efficient and cost effective systems and processes to produce quality products
  • Providing the application, procurement, processing, installation and capability of new Machining, Assembly and/or Material Handling Equipment
  • Designing, developing and implementing the integration of manufacturing systems including factory control software, scheduling techniques, simulation and systems application
  • Coordinating, planning, monitoring and reporting the activities associated with the flow analysis, design, financial modeling and implementation of complex manufacturing group technology cells in an assigned area
  • Providing manufacturing technical support in process control and internal certification
  • Coordinating the purchase and application of machine tools, controls and related equipment corporate wide to ensure the latest technology is being used to increase efficiency and economy of operations
  • Designing complex or intricate jigs and fixtures
  • Creating and Assessing Safety Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (SFMEA) in manufacturing processes
  • Engineering and Implementing solutions to mitigate risks identified in SFMEA’s
  • Creating and Assessing Standard Work Documents and Control Plans


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of work-related experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering and/or Maintenance

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background
  • Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders
  • Familiar with Process Equipment Maintenance and Reliability
  • Willing to work off-shift as needed (0-20%)

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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Dec 12, 2019


United States