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Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 6, 2021
Closing Date: Mar 6, 2021

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Your Future Starts Here

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Engineer position works both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in product manufacturing. They will analyze and recommend current and future systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based on requirements, as well as, analysis and make recommendations for engineering product designs.

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

  • Perform technical analysis of manufacturing processes to support management decisions
  • Design / direct the acquisition, design, fabrication and repair of all necessary tooling and machines 
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day process issues, develops solutions, and monitors improvements
  • Monitor all exchange and in-house requirements
  • Procure material related to manufacturing improvements through external suppliers 
  • Perform quality checks on machines
  • Analyze and deploys engineering change notices 
  • Establish and maintain bill of materials and work orders
  • Respond to customer issues and lead process improvements
  • Provide day-to-day coaching duties in absence of team leader

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Engineering or Engineering Technology field preferred)
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of manufacturing engineering shop floor experience - Work would include process improvements, cycle time, rebalancing of work, tooling corrections, etc.

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Prior experience working in AutoCAD or similar 3D modeling software
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with multiple departments simultaneously
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings;
  • Experience creating and maintaining routings in ERP systems;
  • Experience in conducting time studies;
  • Experience identifying and developing solutions to Safety, Quality, Velocity, and Cost issues in a shop floor environment;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers; and
  • The ability to effectively establish relationships, understand, and communicate with individuals at multiple levels of the organization including shop floor and office.

Relocation assistance 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

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with a short-term incentive plan

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Mar 6, 2021


United States

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