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Engineering Specialist - Design

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 22, 2020

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Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world - making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed.  The company principally operates through three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation - and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit  To connect on social media, visit

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 ICS Drivetrain Leveraged Component Division as an Engineering Specialist – Design, Wet Friction Material Design & Development in Mossville, IL.


As an Engineering Specialist you will be partnering with Drivetrain design and controls teams and Caterpillar’s purchasing teams to identify, evaluate, and validate clutch and brake wet friction products, processes, and systems. This position is responsible for the design, validation, and development of innovative Clutch and Brake wet friction system components and processing. 


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

* Lead product and process development activities for wet friction material design control for the Caterpillar enterprise

* Work closely with Axle and Transmission Platform teams to develop wet clutch and brake component specifications and product offerings which differentiate Caterpillar Drivetrain products

* Ensure product performance and quality for components including: wet friction, reaction plate, rotating seals, and thrust washer products

* Document and communicate requirements and results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units

* Contribute to the design, development, and validation of new Drivetrain transmissions, brakes, and controls systems

* Support global teams and resources to collaborate on design, manufacturing, and sourcing efforts

* Provide technical support for New Technology Introduction (NTI), New Product Introduction (NPI), Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), and Aftermarket projects

* Lead matters regarding Concurrent Product and Process Development (CPPD) and Rapid Root Cause and Corrective Actions

* Identify innovation and development opportunities, and develop proposals for strategic technology project funding


Basic Qualifications:

*Requires a college or university degree, or technical certification

* Must have a minimum of 10 years of Engineering experience, and experience with wet friction product and process development

*Willingness to travel up to 10%


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

* Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum, preferably Mechanical, Agricultural, Applied Mechanics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Metallurgical Engineering curriculum

* Prior test and product development experience

* Expertise in wet friction, aramid and carbon fiber product, polymer resin-based friction product, and elastomer product and process development and analysis

* Strong communication skills, verbal and written, complemented by the ability to develop and deliver technical presentations

* Ability to collect and efficiently organized detailed information

* Test, data collection, and analysis capabilities using Minitab and spreadsheet & analytics tools

* Transmission or brake design or development experience

* Understanding of Caterpillar engineering drawings

* Strong mechanical aptitude

* Inspection and measurement system capability

* Advanced Failure Analysis understanding

* Design for Experiment understanding

* Project planning and costing

* High personal and professional ethics- Must be a self-starter that requires minimal supervision, anticipates issues, and takes appropriate action.

* The ability to work or lead multiple projects simultaneously and to make sound priority decisions

Additional Information:
* The location for this position is Peoria, IL
* Relocation assistance is not available for this position
* This position may require up to 10% travel
* This posting will close on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST

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.

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Oct 22, 2020


United States