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Associate Engineer

Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 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 team.

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.

JOB PURPOSE:  As an entry level, engineering degreed position, job assignments are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the technical staff, methods, practices and programs of the company and assigned area.

JOB DUTIES:  The key role of this entry level engineering position is to learn and assist: to gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business, products, systems and procedures; to learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic engineering knowledge; and to aid a project team or others in the work group.  Projects will usually be of short duration and work results will affect those working on the same project or assignment.  Typically, decisions will impact routine, low risk issues that may affect the project team, suppliers or internal customers.  Challenges include applying theory, learning procedures and understanding the technology.

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.

Attention to detail is critical.  Uses readily available clear and direct references and provides straightforward solutions to problems.  Collects and evaluates data and develops plans for assignments.  Associate Engineers may expect to have direct contact with other team members, customers and suppliers.

Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology changes.  Learning will focus on methods, processes and systems applied to engineering functions, key engineering skills, practical application of theory, communications and building a knowledge of Caterpillar’s products, suppliers and customers.

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.  There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Engineering / Engineering Technology, or Agricultural Engineering.
  • Expected graduation date August 2021 – August 2022
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Involvement in Mini Baja, Formula, Quarter scale tractor, etc. competition teams in college
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures

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


Relocation is available for this position.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Apr 8, 2021


United States

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