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12 Month Undergraduate Placement - Design & Development - Peterlee

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Location: Peterlee, Durham, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2020

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12 Month Industrial Placement – Design and Development Engineering Scheme
Location: Peterlee
Salary: £17,500, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).

Closing Date: November 2020

Who are Caterpillar?
We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment and a leading global supplier of diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

What do we do?
The Peterlee site, engineers and manufactures Articulated Trucks, which are then exported globally. Our product design centre includes state of the art facilities with an immersive environment, machine proving ground, learning centre and complete factory which is the sole producer of Caterpillar Articulated Trucks.

What experiences can we offer you?
During your placement year you will rotate and gain experience in various engineering areas, including:
Core design and integration
Performance, controls and simulation
Machine testing and development
A cross functional team aimed at exposing you to manufacturing or customer support.

Working with experienced team members you will receive all the coaching, guidance and support for your work and personal development. It is our intention that you will be given opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience within a real-world setting. Our aim is that these industrial placement opportunities provide the firm foundations necessary for a long and successful future career.

The scheme will mentor you in the fundamental steps of deterministic design, the basics of machine performance, problem solving, development and validation, whilst learning the details of each subsystem.

As an equal opportunity employer we value diversity at Caterpillar and we believe the more experience you can gain early in your career the further you can go. 




Who are we looking for?
We are looking for engineers and scientists that will integrate Caterpillar Articulated Trucks with key technologies and data analytics. We are looking for people who can demonstrate technical knowledge and the practical application of engineering theory, along with sound decision making, professionalism, and an enthusiasm for engineering. You will also have strong planning and organising skills.

Applicants will be on target to achieve a minimum of 2:2 honours degree level in the following disciplines: Automotive, Aeronautical, Electronics/Electrical, Motorsport, Mechanical, Mechatronics, General Engineering or an applied Mathematics or Science degree.

How to Apply:
Please complete an online application at
Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process. If you apply for multiple disciplines you will not be considered for all applications. Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer.

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Nov 18, 2020


United Kingdom