• Tucson, AZ

    Aurora, IL

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Career Area: Engineering

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.

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated innovative engineer to help drive new technology advancement at Caterpillar. Caterpillar’s focus on industry leadership in electrification, autonomy, and automation creates continuing new career opportunities within our team. Specifically, we have an opening for a Design Engineer in our Product Development Excellence organization to lead Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) with our product development teams.

Job Duties

  • Execute and deliver key elements of APQP: including, but not limited to, Requirements Management, Boundary Diagrams, Interface Analysis, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Design Verification Plans & Report (DVP&R), Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), and Process Control Plan.
  • Deliver a comprehensive list of recommended design and process actions, special process controls, and validation activities to mitigate high risk areas.
  • Contribute to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes.
  • Perform complex analysis work to identify design/process risk and develop mitigation plans.
  • Work directly with different organizations within Caterpillar, suppliers, customers, and/or other teams. This requires the ability to communicate technical information in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Decisions will significantly impact new technology advancement, negotiations with suppliers, warranty, costs, sales, and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Success factors include demonstrating excellent analytical skills and a mastery of engineering concepts. Engineers must manage their professional development by continuously learning through experiences and staying abreast of new technologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum (Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical, or Aeronautical Engineering) plus at least 3 years of engineering or product development experience
  • OR a Master’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum (Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical, or Aeronautical Engineering) plus at least 2 years of engineering or product development experience.

Top Candidates should also have

  • Self-starter with good communications skills
  • Design engineering experience
  • Good mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Product quality and/or APQP experience
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as employees in other departments, suppliers, and customers.

Additional Information:

The location for this position is Mossville, IL; Tucson, AZ; Aurora, IL.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require up to 10% travel.

Employee benefit details

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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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 .

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