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Automation Engineer

Location: Morton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 23, 2021

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Career Area:

Engineering

Job Description:

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.

As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and deploying automated warehouse solutions in support of Service Parts Operations facilities as part of the Parts Distribution Network Optimization (PDNO) initiative.

Job duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Deployment of automated warehouse systems to support Service Parts Operations facilities.
  • Project Leadership focused on Continuous Improvement and deployment of automation globally.
  • Experience and knowledge of warehouse automation and integration.
  • Experience and knowledge about WMS, WCS, and industrial controls systems.
  • Knowledge of and / or experience deploying using 6Sigma and LEAN principles.
  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to drive common supply chain processes & solutions across multiple facilities.
  • Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

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.

Professionals within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.

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.

Qualifications:

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 enrolled at a 4-year accredited university/college earning a minimum Bachelor’s degree in one of the following degree programs: Engineering/Technology, Statistics, Math, Logistics, Engineering Management, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Engineering/Technology, Logistics, Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Engineering/Technology, Supply Chain Management
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 scale (no rounding)
  • Graduation date between August 2021- August 2022

Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

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Relocation is available for this position.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Job Info

Apr 8, 2021

R0000027976

United States


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