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2021 Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Product Development Track

Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020

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Job Description


At Caterpillar, our solutions help our customers build a better world.

The Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program is to harness your ability and further develop you through rotational assignments and learning opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your career ambition but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and its customers.


Our Engineering Rotational Development Program enhances the experience of engineering graduates transitioning from student to full-time engineer. You’ll join a team with diverse project responsibilities and have valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership.

The Product Development track is a 12-18-month entry level rotational program focused on building technical competency within Caterpillar’s full product lifecycle of design, validation, test, simulation, research and technical support. 

Positions may be available in the following areas:



Brainstorm concepts for new components, systems, methods to power and propel equipment and much more.  Partner with simulation and test experts to vet your concepts, then see them progress through our manufacturing facilities to a final product ready to help our customers build a better world.



Take a design engineer’s concept and put it to work to collect data, verify performance, and contribute to design enhancements.  Our test engineers “play” in both the lab and field environments (giant sandbox, anyone?) and have access to advanced equipment and tools. 



Develop and apply advanced computational models to understand, verify, and improve the design of components, systems, products, and processes.



Support and enhance Caterpillar product performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability. The Research function works in conjunction with business partners to lead the development and deployment of technology into products and services to deliver customer value.



Coordinate the development and testing of controls systems and software for our entire product line. This may include overall architectural design of software structure and functionality, requirements development, coordination of verification and validation software.


Must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.


Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.


Please attach your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcript to your application.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed an Engineering or Engineering Technology Degree
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution
  • Expected graduation date December 2019 - August 2021
  • Previous technical internship/co-op or relevant experience


Top candidates will also have:

  • Majors in the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering,  Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science
  •        Involvement with design competition teams in college such as (Baja SAE, Robotics, etc)

  •        Must be willing to relocate and travel accordingly

  •        Leadership experience

Relocation is available for this position. 

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


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).


EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals- including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities- are encouraged to apply.


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Oct 12, 2020


United States