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Senior Associate Engineer

Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2021

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What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience?

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people. Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

As a company, we will take on every challenge that faces us, just as we have in the past. We will continue to lead in our industries because of employees like you. You’re here on purpose, with a purpose. Your work builds the world. You build what matters.


Are you looking for your opportunity to launch your career with the industry leader?  Do you want to make an immediate impact?  If so, we have a great opportunity for you to join the Motor Grader Machine Configuration team at Caterpillar in Decatur, IL as a Senior Associate Engineer.  This is an excellent opportunity to continue to build and develop your engineering skills while applying them toward real solutions that improve current products and development of new products!

Specifically, you can expect to support Motor Grader product configuration by:

  • Actively contributing to Motor Grader product development and high-quality delivery

  • Creating and managing product structure using 3-D modeling tools

  • Collaborating across design, supply, manufacturing, and sales teams to develop product structure solutions that support customer needs

To be successful in this role, you must bring (Basic Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s degree, or completing a degree by June 2021, in an Engineering curriculum.

  • At least 1-year engineering experience including co-ops, internships or other engineering related industry assignments

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

Top candidates will also bring:

  • Interest in product development

  • Hands-on experience

  • Experience with ProE/Creo or 3-D modeling software tools

  • Proven examples of dedication to achieving goals

ISE assignment is not available for this position

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 www.caterpillar.com/careers

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Summary

JOB PURPOSE: To perform conventional, less complex engineering assignments where building a working knowledge of Caterpillar and the products, technologies, processes, services, and systems related to specific job assignments is expected. JOB RELATED STATISTICS: varies JOB DUTIES: The key role of this second level engineering position is to move from learning and assisting others to learning to contribute independently. Sr. Associate Engineers are expected to be familiar with the company’s processes and methodologies. Work is typically directed by a senior engineer who might review both methods and results. Decisions on routine, limited risk issues that may affect the project team, suppliers, or internal customers may be made by this position. Challenges include meeting expectations in delivering results, learning to consider alternative courses of actions, making timely decisions, and developing communication skills. Sr. Associate Engineers may work in any number of functional areas requiring an engineering degree, including, but not limited to, product design, development, research, metallurgy, quality, reliability, materials, manufacturing process, application and installation, product performance/support, service, and facilities. Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products, processes or systems; communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units; contribute to the design of new products and processes; perform product and process maintenance; support other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers, and suppliers. Individuals in this position might expect to have several assignments allowing them to gain experience in multiple engineering functions. They will be expected to apply theory and concept in the assigned area. Sr. Associate Engineers must build an understanding of how and why decisions are made within their work group and organization. They may be responsible for applying those decisions to technology, theory, design or development of a component or test, maintenance of a product or process, analysis of data or test results, application of a system, etc. Sr. Associate Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology changes. Key learning comes from gaining experience in product, process and systems definition, selecting the most appropriate tools and techniques for a project and collaborating with people who work outside of engineering as well as technical communication and documentation. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Requires bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science or Materials Science curriculum plus 1 to 2 years of relevant engineering experience or a masters or doctorate degree in an Engineering or Computer Science or Materials Science curriculum. Also requires excellent analytical skills. This is the second level of engineering assignment where incumbents have exhibited ability to begin working independently and have demonstrated ability to apply theory and concept, either through on-the-job experience or advanced degree. Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as customers and suppliers.
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Job Info

Feb 19, 2021

R0000013398

United States


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