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Supplier Development Engineer I

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

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At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Supplier Development Engineer I in Mossville, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As a Supplier Development Engineer I, you will provide technical expertise and leadership to Product Sourcing Teams for evaluation and development of new and existing suppliers worldwide, while maximizing Quality, Cost, Logistics, Delivery, and Management at the supply base.


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

  • Work with suppliers to assure proper process control standards are in place and continuously monitor key manufacturing processes for improvement opportunities
  • Ensure suppliers have adequate people, training, tooling, fixturing, and equipment
  • Monitor suppliers’ adherence to Process Change Notification on a timely and cost-effective basis as well as to develop the supply base to fulfill the total requirements from Caterpillar System implementation
  • Support Product Sourcing Strategy and provide technical leadership in new supplier selection
  • Evaluate and develop new supplier’s technological capability to meet requirements for Caterpillar Inc. Supplier Quality Excellence Program
  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing
  • Provide resolution and ensure implementation of robust solutions for quality problems associated with the purchased materials, logistics, and engineering issues
  • Support and participate in 6 Sigma initiatives with facilities, category teams, and suppliers

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation
This position requires 25% or less travel.

This posting will close on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website


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

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.  Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in engineering, manufacturing, or quality
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, or working with suppliers
  • An engineering or manufacturing background plus familiarity with manufacturing processes used to produce components and assemblies for Caterpillar Products
  • Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem-solving tools
  • High proficiency and familiarity with Excel, reviewing large amounts of data and reporting metrics to leaders
Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques of 6 Sigma methodology
  • Good human relation/communication skills as well as possess the potential for leadership is required to develop a cooperative working relationship with others inside and outside of Caterpillar
  • Quality engineering certification

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Oct 2, 2020


United States