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Manufacturing Engineer Seals

Location: Mapleton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2021

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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 Manufacturing Engineer in the Caterpillar Precision Seals facility in Mapleton 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. 


As a Manufacturing Engineer you will work both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Engineers function as a specialist and subject matter expert for technical planning throughout a manufacturing facility. 

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

  • Subject matter expert for lapping/polishing/finishing related processes 

  • Analyze requirements and make recommendations for facility systems, processes, training, equipment needs, tooling needs and engineering product designs 

  • Complete both specialized and broad-based assignments / projects which may require collaboration and integration with other functions 

  • Evaluate projects and prepare feasibility studies to define desired results, assess value proposition and determine project plans 

  • Analyze, provide specifications and perform acquisition for new or replacement machine tools 

  • Perform capital forecasting correlation and reporting as it relates to new product introduction, product capacity increases, machine replacement and process continuous improvement 

  • Perform process improvement activities to reduce material and machining cost 

  • Analyze tooling failures and evaluate tool characteristics and requirements 

  • Improve space utilization in manufacturing spaces 

  • Create and maintain Process Flow, SFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plan, and Operation’s documentation. 

  • Develop and implement processes in line with Caterpillar standard processes 

  • Create or modify process routings programs 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of manufacturing engineering-related job experience 


Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • Working knowledge of lapping and/or polishing processes 

  • Ability to facilitate communication between Product Group, Product Engineers, and teams within the facility. 

  • Prior experience working in a component manufacturing environment 

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers 

  • Knowledge of Lean theory and practices 

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts 

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills  


Additional Information: 

Relocation may be offered to top candidates. 

This position requires 10% 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


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Feb 23, 2021


United States

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