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Senior Engineer/Specialist

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2020

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Job Description


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 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.

The Opportunity

The position is part of the Caterpillar Precision Seal team working on metal face seals.  The role is responsible for the continuing development of our supply base for rubber load rings as well as improving the field performance of our load rings.  The person would have the responsibility of working closely with our purchasing organization on identifying new rubber suppliers and continuing development of our existing suppliers.  The role would also lead efforts to improve the field performance of metal face seals through improvement in the design and materials of the rubber load rings.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our purchasing team and our world-wide supply base to continuously improve our suppliers’ ability to deliver product on time and at the appropriate quality. 
  • Work with our purchasing team to identify and evaluate potential new suppliers.
  • Work with our suppliers to identify and develop improved material compounds that better meet the applications demands of the products being sealed.
  • Identify the content of drawings and Caterpillar rubber specifications to control the performance and quality of rubber components.
  • Direct efforts to better understand, predict, and improve the field performance of the rubber compounds utilized in Caterpillar metal face seals.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or Engineering
  • 8+ year of experience in the compounding or molding process for rubber products

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Expert knowledge of formulating, compounding, mixing, curing, and testing of rubber products typically used in elastomeric seals
  • Experience with rubber process design and quality control
  • Experience with rubber test development and standardization
  • Experience leading teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong English language communication skills
  • Korean language skills
Additional Information:
This position does offer relocation.
This position requires 30% or less travel.


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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Nov 10, 2020


United States