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Senior Engineer - Research

Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 19, 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

Job Description

This position will be responsible for managing the heat treat processes utilized in Building BB located in East Peoria, IL. These technologies include direct hardening, carburizing, induction hardening and nitride. The candidate will work closely with the operations and quality teams to ensure the area is safe and meets PQVC requirements. The individual must have experience creating standard work, control plans, PFMEAs, SFMEAs, equipment procedures and performing near miss investigations and corrective actions. The candidate will also manage new product introduction, metallurgical testing and PPAP documentation within their scope of influence. Individuals must be able to work with shop floor personnel and 3rd party maintenance suppliers to maximize equipment performance and uptime.

This position is within the Heat Treat Engineering (HTE) section of the company’s Advanced Materials Technology (AMT) Division. This individual will primarily provide metallurgical support to the East Peoria campus but may help support remote Caterpillar locations as necessary.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Materials Engineering
  • Minimum 1-year of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Teams.
  • Minimum 1-year experience with standard work, control plans and PFMEAs.
  • Minimum 1-year of experience with continuous improvement, safety investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Minimum 1-year of experience with PPAP documentation.
  • Minimum 1-year of experience with SAP software.


Desired Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong planning, communication, problem solving and prioritization skills.
  • Knowledge of heat treat process controls (atmosphere control, heating time/rate, quench media controls, scan rate, etc).
  • Ferrous Metallurgy experience a plus.
  • Caterpillar systems such as EtQ, TOWS and VPP.
  • Experience calculating OEE and equipment capacity.
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar part prints and specifications.

Additional Information:
* The location for this position is East Peoria, IL  Bldg BB
* Relocation assistance is not available for this position
* This position may require less than 10% travel
* This posting will close on Monday, December 7, 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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Nov 19, 2020


United States

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