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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 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

As a Sr. Electrical Design Engineer on the harness components team in ICS, you will have an opportunity to direct and participate in the design and development of cost-effective, production-intent solutions to complex engineering problems.  The engineer will be responsible for developing components that align product requirements and to ensure these solutions provide superior performance, reliability, durability, cost, and serviceability.


Job Duties:

* Conceive and provide practical product design expertise to problem solving by applying complex technical principles

* Prepare concepts, designs, and feasibility studies

* Draft and execute development plans in concert with the timing needs of product groups

* Within the scope of NPI workflow ensure that all of CAT ICS’ L2/L1 NPI and APQP process elements are completed

* Act as development team lead, interacting with system teams, plant locations, suppliers, and purchasing to ensure development commitments are met

* Plan and coordinate product testing in concert with system needs

* Coordinate supplier evaluations; production readiness reviews and facilitate other required supplier development activities

* Apply technical expertise and product knowledge to problem resolution when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers and consultants

* Travel to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field-test locations with goal to evaluate a product improvement


Basic Qualifications:

* BS or MS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

* Min. 5 years of commensurate experience and history of progressive product leadership responsibility

* Demonstrated knowledge of electrical or mechanical engineering disciplines as they apply to component design and systems

* Excellent analytical skills and decision quality

* Experience coordinating suppliers CPPD activities

* Demonstrated ability to coordinate/manage several complex projects

* Familiarity with Caterpillar’s NPI workflow, APQP process requirements and EDS

* Familiarity test instrumentation knowledge: DATK, eDAQ or other data acquisition tools

* Exhibit strengths in teamwork, communication, decision-making and work ethic


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

* Working knowledge of electrical systems of industrial equipment and high-speed data transfer

* Familiarity with EMC / RFI testing

* 6-Sigma Black Belt

* Experience in more than one business or service unit

* Working knowledge of manufacturing or machining processes as well as statistical process controls

Additional Information:

* The location for this position is Mossville, IL
* Relocation assistance is available for this position
* This position may require up to 10% travel
* This posting will close on Monday, October 26, 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 12, 2020


United States

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