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Senior Engineer - Design

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Location: Franklin, IN, United States
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2020

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Job Description



Caterpillar takes a system view of the life of our products. We design and manufacture them for multiple lives, our dealers support and service them to maximize their value to the customer, and we remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. Our industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise, large field population and world class dealer organization make this possible. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better world.


We have been remanufacturing our products since 1972 and are considered the world’s largest remanufacturing company. For more information about Cat Reman, please visit


The Remanufacturing Division currently has an opening for a Senior Engineer - Design position located in the Franklin, IN facility. This position will direct and participate in the concept and design of complex engineering product or process projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.


Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
This position represents the journey level position within design engineering. The key role of a Sr. Engineer – Design is that of contributor to the planning and delivery of a project. This position will be accountable for contributing to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes.

This position performs complex analysis work, identifies design problems, and resolves problems. Although this position may be the transition from individual contributor to team leadership, the major focus of the job is on technical delivery. Incumbents may work more directly with different units, suppliers, customers, and/or other teams. This requires the ability to communicate technical information in a concise and accurate manner. Decisions made may affect the project team and its delivery of the project. Decisions may significantly impact on negotiations with suppliers, leveraging new technologies, warranty, costs, sales, and customer perception.

Success factors for the Sr. Engineer –Design include demonstrating excellent analytical skills and a mastery of engineering concepts. Major challenges facing incumbents are meeting goals for cost, reliability, and performance, and managing multiple priorities. This position must keep up-to-date on changing customer needs as the project progresses, stay current with new technology, and provide guidance and direction on the project to less experienced engineers, technologists, and technicians. Incumbents may be expected to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project with major focus on delivery.

Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: design and promote new components and sub processes; perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products or processes; perform product maintenance; keep up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies; communicate technical information to customers, team members, suppliers and other units; and support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers.

Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key skills to be developed at this level are failure prediction and management, technology time/cost analysis, spatial design, conceptual design, practical application of theory, knowledge of the NPI process, and communication skills.


Basic Qualifications:
* Requires a bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering curriculum plus 4 - 5 years of experience.
* Hydraulic system/ component design and/or test experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
* Manufacturing process experience
* I
ncumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and the ability to perform complex assignments.
* Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills.
* Must have ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members 
and others in the work group, as well as employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.
* Experience in NPI (New Product Introduction) and CPI (Continuous Product Improvement)
* Hydraulic Cylinder design experience

Additional Information:

This position will be located at the facility in Franklin, IN.

Please ensure you frequently check the e-mail account you provided on your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method in our recruiting process.LI

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as, H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S which can be found through our employment website at


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


Relocation assistance is offered for this position.

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Nov 3, 2020


United States