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Manufacturing Project Engineer 1

Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 15, 2021

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Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Project Engineer position works both independently and as part of a team to improve manufacturing processes and systems. In addition, Manufacturing Project Engineers function as a future planner and subject matter expert for technical planning throughout the manufacturing facility.

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

  • Design, develop and implement Lean Manufacturing Systems to produce products at the desired quality and velocity (Takt Time) to meet customer expectations.
  • Work with current manufacturing engineers to develop the future state in order to integrate new technology and drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide detailed cost estimates of planned improvements to meet a capital spend plan.
  • Develop detailed project plans with timing and resources identified to meet customer expectations.
  • Articulate and present the future vision to functional support groups to gain buy in and ownership of the plan throughout the organization.
  • Develop cost benefit analysis of multiple manufacturing scenarios in order to determine a go-forward plan that achieves targets.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of new technologies within the factory.  Develop individual presentations on all integration / improvement projects.  Ensure a smooth transition to new and revised systems and processes.
  • Adhere to established standards, policies and practices relating to People, Quality, Velocity, and Cost in performing transformation activities.
  • Implement major systems and coordinate the implementation of those systems with all areas of responsibility.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-year technical degree from an accredited college or university
  • In lieu of a technical degree, 10+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience

Top candidates will also have:

  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering or Industrial Technology.
  • Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering or Industrial Technology.
  • Previous Caterpillar Experience within Tractor products.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate improvement ideas to diverse groups of subordinates and superiors alike.
  • Experience using a solid modeling CAD/CAM system for manufacturing purposes, such as ProE / CREO.
  • Experience using 2D CAD (AutoCad) and Factory CAD to develop shop floor layouts.
  • Experience and understanding of Facility Engineering basics with plant systems and requirements.
  • Fundamental understanding of Lean Manufacturing with experience in the implementation of Lean Methodologies. 
  • Detailed understanding of capital spend requirements

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, 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.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Job Info

Apr 7, 2021

R0000027290

United States


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