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Facilities Project Engineer

Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Mar 4, 2021

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Description

Wherever your passion lies—chemical, electrical, material, mechanical, metallurgical and more—you’ll find a home here. Engineers work in virtually every area of our company. 

As a Facility Project Engineer in the Large Power Systems Division at Caterpillar, located in Lafayette, IN, you will have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise, leadership and guidance to ensure the economical design, construction, installation and maintenance of assigned service systems, facilities and equipment, and other large-scope projects associated with Plant Engineering responsibilities.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining standards and specifications, recommending changes to resolve design and construction problems, and writing periodic reports on the progress of the project. 
  • Providing leadership to other facilities engineers and directing efforts of contract engineering firms.
  • Providing design information, reviewing and approving proposals and serving as the primary company contact. 
  • Estimating costs for equipment, materials and installation as a basis for determining the feasibility of alternatives and return on investment. 
  • Approving drawings, specifying equipment and writing purchase requisitions. 
  • Supervising work of outside contractors. 
  • Acting as a troubleshooter and investigating and determining causes for failure, lack of efficiency and need for repairing or improving systems or equipment. 
  • Resolving problems in designing the most economical, efficient systems, deciding what or which equipment should be purchased, making recommendations and keeping up-to-date on technical advances in the design field.
  • Design of lifting devices
  • Technical support for engine handling systems, cranes, structures and manufacturing equipment. 
  • Creating technical specifications and functions requirements for facilities related projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ABET accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology degree 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Facility Engineer/Plant Engineering Supervisor 
  • Experience with AutoCad, Inventor, and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software

Top candidates will also have:

  • High degree of experience and expertise in designing and/or redesigning service systems such as electrical power components for sub-stations, lighting systems, heat treat equipment, machine tool electrical equipment, material handling systems, filtration systems, paint systems, utilities for water, gas, steam, air, heating, ventilation, etc. 
  • Understanding of shop operations and maintenance procedures as well as previous experience in a particular discipline. 
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background. 
  • Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders. 
  • Ability to communicate and have basic knowledge of functions performed by the skilled-trades personnel.

Additional information:

  • Location of this position is in Lafayette, IN.
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.
  • This position will require less than 5% travel.

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

Summary

JOB PURPOSE: Wherever your passion lies—chemical, electrical, material, mechanical, metallurgical and more—you’ll find a home here. Engineers work in virtually every area of our company. As a Facility Project Engineer in the Large Power Systems Division at Caterpillar, located in Lafayette, IN, you will have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise, leadership and guidance to ensure the economical design, construction, installation and maintenance of assigned service systems, facilities and equipment, and other large-scope projects associated with Plant Engineering responsibilities. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: • Maintaining standards and specifications, recommending changes to resolve design and construction problems, and writing periodic reports on the progress of the project. • Providing leadership to other facilities engineers and directing efforts of contract engineering firms. • Providing design information, reviewing and approving proposals and serving as the primary company contact. • Estimating costs for equipment, materials and installation as a basis for determining the feasibility of alternatives and return on investment. • Approving drawings, specifying equipment and writing purchase requisitions. • Supervising work of outside contractors. • Acting as a troubleshooter and investigating and determining causes for failure, lack of efficiency and need for repairing or improving systems or equipment. • Resolving problems in designing the most economical, efficient systems, deciding what or which equipment should be purchased, making recommendations and keeping up-to-date on technical advances in the design field. • Design of lifting devices • Technical support for engine handling systems, cranes, structures and manufacturing equipment. • Creating technical specifications and functions requirements for facilities related projects. Basic Qualifications: • ABET accredited Engineering or Engineering Technology degree • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Facility Engineer/Plant Engineering Supervisor • Experience with AutoCad, Inventor, and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software Top candidates will also have: • High degree of experience and expertise in designing and/or redesigning service systems such as electrical power components for sub-stations, lighting systems, heat treat equipment, machine tool electrical equipment, material handling systems, filtration systems, paint systems, utilities for water, gas, steam, air, heating, ventilation, etc. • Understanding of shop operations and maintenance procedures as well as previous experience in a particular discipline. • Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders. • Ability to communicate and have basic knowledge of functions performed by the skilled-trades personnel.
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Mar 4, 2021

R0000000375

United States


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