Design Engineer Specialist

at Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Are you passionate about driving product innovation and being at the cutting edge of development? Look no further! We’re thrilled to offer you the chance to become a valued member of out team as a Design Engineer Specialist . In this role, you’ll collaborate closely with our internal partners to craft and refine engine installation and cooling systems for our Paving Products. Your work will directly impact the performance, durability, quality, and serviceability of our offerings, ensuring they exceed expectations. Join us in shaping the future of our products!

What You Will Do:

+ Drive New Product Introduction (NPI), New Technology Introduction (NTI), Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and Cost Reduction initiatives for large engine installations and cooling components/systems in Reclaimers and Cold Planers.

+ Engage with external suppliers to pioneer the design and validation of component for NPI programs.

+ Spearhead concept creation, design, development, and feasibility studies for intricate engineering ventures.

+ Conduct in-depth technical assessments of key systems in analogous industry products.

+ Lead and actively participate in in internal validation processes, overseeing build, test, and inspection of developmental hardware.

+ Coordinate verification testing and simulation activities, including FEA/CFD, both locally and with our supply chain partners.

+ Identify, assess, and swiftly resolve design and manufacturing challenges to optimize product performance and production efficiency.

What You Have (Basic Qualifications):

+ Degree requirement: Bachelors in an accredited Mechanical Engineering, Ag Engineering or equivalent technical degree.

+ Demonstrate progressive technical excellence in developing and testing of engine installations and cooling systems for off highway machines.

+ Demonstrated project management expertise in leading the design and development phases, ensuring timely delivery of engine installations and cooling systems for Reclaimer and Cold Planers.

+ Proven experience in product testing methodologies to conduct comprehensive evaluations and verification testing of major system components.

+ Exceptional troubleshooting abilities to identify and resolve design and manufacturing challenges, optimizing product performance and serviceability.

Additional Info :

+ Location: Peoria, IL or Minneapolis, MN

+ Domestic relocation will be provided to Peoria, IL only to those who qualify.

+ ISE assignments are not available.

+ Visa 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 a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

About Caterpillar:

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.


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

Posting Dates:

May 10, 2024 – May 24, 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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There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.

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Job Posting: JC259751037

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: May 27, 2024

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