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Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

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Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble large mining trucks and construction equipment. In this role as a Manufacturing Engineer, you will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and will work independently and as part of a team to design processes and systems used in manufacturing. As a member of the Battery Electric New Product team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!

What you will do:

  • Analyze requirements and make recommendations for facility systems, processes, training, equipment 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 acquire new or replacement equipment

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

  • Analyze the New Product’s impact to the current Value Stream metrics

  • Identify design solutions to address known Safety, Quality, Velocity, and Cost opportunities on the current product

  • Improve space utilization in manufacturing by driving RIOP Manufacturing strategies

  • Develop and implement assembly processes in line with Caterpillar standard processes

What you will have:

  • Associate degree

  • 5 years of manufacturing / assembly experience


  • 10 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment

Top Candidates will also have:

  • The ability to travel 50% to Tucson, AZ Proving Grounds

  • Experience assembling Mining and Quarry Trucks

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or manufacturing-related discipline

  • 3 years of experience working on a Manufacturing Engineering team

  • Experience as a Manufacturing Engineer during New Product Introduction cycles

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

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Experience working in Teamcenter, MES-A and CAPP+

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is not available

This position may require 50-75% travel

Sponsorship is not available

This posting will close at midnight on November 1, 2023

What you will get:

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.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

Final details:

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