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Engineer / Sr. Engineer - Rubber Components

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 1, 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 Engineer/Sr Engineer 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.

Caterpillar’s Product Support and Logistics Division is looking for an Engineer in its Mossville, IL Facility. In this role you will have an opportunity to work with a high-performing team of chemists, material scientists and engineers in the design and development of innovative new product technologies for rubber and sealing products. This person would have responsibility for researching, evaluating, and implementing new compound and materials technologies using laboratory testing and product performance for direction.

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

  • Lead product development efforts for rubber components and sealing products in the Materials Technology Group.
  • Responsible for formulating and compounding of rubber compounds; work with the Materials Technology Lab to make lab batches and test out rubber recipes.
  • Direct technicians in testing on new formulations of rubber or plastics materials to determine physical properties using all available resources, internally and externally.
  • Improve existing formulations by researching and implementing new processing methods or new chemicals.
  • Write technical reports that detail methods and findings. Keep extremely accurate and detailed records of research activities and results.
  • Interface with external suppliers to support production and acquire needed chemicals, or to discuss formulary ideas and questions.
  • Provide assistance to the production organization includes providing specifications, revisions, replacement materials, waste reduction, production efficiency measures and equipment modifications.
  • Maintain and/or further develop relationships with other relevant industry polymer, additive and/or equipment suppliers to further develop “win/win” situations.


Required Qualifications:

  • College or university degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • 5+ years of relevant job-related experience in an engineering and/or sciences field
  • 5+ years of leading cross functional teams
  • 3+ years of formulating, compounding, mixing, curing and testing of rubber components

Top candidates will also have:

  • Expert knowledge of all chemicals related to rubber and rubber vulcanization
  • Working knowledge of molding and curing of rubber and sealing components
  • Working knowledge of FEA and mold flow analysis

Additional Information:

This position does offer relocation.

This position requires 10% or less travel.

This posting will close on September 30, 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.

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Oct 1, 2020


United States