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Caterpillar, Inc. Off-Highway Truck Configuration Engineer in Decatur, Illinois

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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

Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Operations and Products Division is currently seeking an OHT Configuration Engineer for its Decatur, IL location. You will be responsible for the configuration of both mechanical and battery electric Off-Highway Truck NPI programs. As an OHT Configuration Engineer you will develop and maintain machine layouts and bills of material, support other engineers with configuration-related design tasks and review design changes to ensure quality.

Job Duties

  • Developing and maintaining overall machine layout and arrangements for Off-Highway Trucks.

  • Contributing to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes.

  • Maintaining Bill of Material (BOM) structure including all attachments.

  • Predicting the overall weight and center of gravity of the machine.

  • Maintaining machine model stability.

  • Maintaining dimensional and weight-related shipping compliance.

  • Supporting propulsion and retarding performance analyses.

  • Performing configuration reviews within the Teamcenter-Global Engineering Change process and reviewing design changes to ensure they are error-free.

  • Collaborating closely with all supporting system design teams and with downstream supporting teams such as supply chain and manufacturing.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum.

6 plus years of job-related experience.

Top candidate will also have

Previous experience with product, process, and machine design and integration.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Pro/E or Creo 3D modeling experience and have an understanding of print reading and GD&T.

Good knowledge of basic PC software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Be capable of managing shifting priorities while maintaining good interpersonal skills in a team environment.

Familiarity with the NPI process.

Familiarity with Off-Highway Trucks

Experience with VisView or TeamCenter software.

Additional information

This position may require 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

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.

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.

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

Relocation is available for this position.

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

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.