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2021 Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Welding Engineering

Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 14, 2020

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For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Caterpillar hires top talent — and 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.

Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program offers you a broad exposure to diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's engineers, technologists and technical professionals.

The Welding Engineering Track is a 3 year, multi-rotational assignment program focused on building welding and materials joining technical competency in product design and analysis, operations supervision, research and development, facility welding, and automation.

Engineers within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.


Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.




If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelors degree in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering with Welding Emphasis, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology with a welding emphasis, Welding and Fabrication Technology, Welding and Fabrication Technology Management, Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology or Welding Engineering Technology.

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution

  • Expected graduation date May 2018 - August 2021

  • Must be willing to relocate and travel accordingly



Top Candidates will also have:

  • Leadership experience

  • Previous technical internship, co-op or research/relevant experience

  • Hands on experience or knowledge of welding processes

  • Project management experience


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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Sep 14, 2020


United States

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