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Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2020

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Job Description


A chance to make quality products that matter.
How does it feel to make something that makes life better for people around the globe? As a Caterpillar manufacturing professional, you’ll know—because every day you’ll make sure our customers get the quality products they need to build our world’s infrastructure. And you’ll do it in modern, clean, safe environments equipped with the latest technologies. We’re looking for process-driven, results-oriented leaders who:
  • Possess a good balance of technical and interpersonal skills
  • Take responsibility for the quality, velocity and safety of our operations
  • Like to interact with and motivate others
  • Want to work in a team environment
Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Operations division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for the Decatur, Il facility. In this role you will work both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Engineers function as a specialist and subject matter expert for technical planning throughout a manufacturing facility.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Analyze requirements and make recommendations for facility systems, processes, training, equipment needs, and engineering product designs
* Complete both specialized and broad-based assignments / projects which may require collaboration and integration with other functions
* Evaluate projects and prepare feasibility studies to define desired results, assess value proposition and determine project plans
* Analyze, provide specifications and perform acquisition for new or replacement machine tools
* Perform capital forecasting correlation and reporting as it relates to new product introduction, product capacity increases, machine replacement and process continuous improvement
* Perform process improvement activities to reduce material and machining cost
* Analyze tooling failures and evaluate tool characteristics and requirements
* Improve space utilization in manufacturing and office spaces
* Develop and implement machining processes in line with Caterpillar standard processes


Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor degree in a manufacturing engineering-related discipline
* 2+ years of machining related experience 
* In lieu of a Bachelors, 6+ years of machining experience

Top Candidates will also have:

* Strong skill working with and within electronic systems (e.g. Microsoft Office products/applications, IBM Mainframe systems, modern web-based systems, etc.)

* Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment
* Experience with CNC programs
* Experience with interpreting CMM results and making appropriate adjustments
* Experience with reading and interpreting Caterpillar Blueprints
* Experience with process FMEAs and work instructions.  
* Experience with Fixture Design
* Experience with Root Cause Corrective Action
* Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

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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Oct 2, 2020


United States