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Manufacturing Engineer



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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Job Description:

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Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble Mining and Construction equipment. In this role as a Manufacturing Engineer, you will report to the Manager Manufacturing Engineering and will be primarily responsible for assisting with technical analysis of manufacturing processes in all aspects of production, costs, quality, compliance to safety guidelines, and environmental requirements for manufacturing. As a member of the Engineering 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:

  • Participating in identifying and implementing enhancements and modifications to equipment and processes.

  • Monitoring equipment and process reliability; identifying and addressing problem areas.

  • Providing coaching and development for operations technical staff and support areas.

  • Providing engineering support on planning, development, operation, and maintenance of equipment, processes, or facilities.

Degree Requirement

  • Degree or equivalent experience desired

What Skills you will have:

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Applies an assigned technique for critical thinking in a decision-making process.
• Identifies, obtains, and organizes relevant data and ideas.
• Participates in documenting data, ideas, players, stakeholders, and processes.
• Recognizes, clarifies, and prioritizes concerns.
• Assists in assessing risks, benefits and consideration of alternatives.

Manufacturing Processes: Knowledge of existing product manufacturing methods, technologies and processes; ability to execute, plan, manage and monitor the entire manufacturing process.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Assesses associated phases, activities, deliverables and processes.
• Documents relevant standards, policies and practices.
• Follows standard manufacturing processes to conduct production activities.
• Researches new technologies to be integrated into existing manufacturing process.
• Explains tools, techniques and documents used for process monitoring and control.

Manufacturing Safety: Knowledge of manufacturing safety; ability to identify work-related hazards and perform necessary activities to meet regulatory requirements for the safety and protection of workers, environment and site.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Responds to first aid and accident situations following standard procedures.
• Inspects manufacturing working environment to find safety violations within a specific area.
• Utilizes personal protective equipment required or recommended for manufacturing staff.
• Determines appropriate action to take when unsafe conditions are encountered.

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is not available

This position may require 10% travel

Sponsorship is not available

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 wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Annual incentive bonus plan*

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media


Visa Sponsorship 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

June 4, 2024 - June 16, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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