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Caterpillar, Inc. Engineering Project Team Leader in East Peoria, Illinois

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Job Description:

At Caterpillar’s Denison, TX facility, we manufacture Surface Rock Drills for mining applications. In this role as an Engineering Project Team Leader, you will report to the Engineering Manager and will be primarily responsible for supporting the Engine Installation, Cooling and Compressor systems on LTTT, HMS, and SRD. You will work with product teams in Peoria, Tucson, Denison, and India to solve technical issues and lead new product development. As a member of the Tracked Products 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:

  • Set strategy at the project level. The project would solve problems for a single technology, component, product, or process.

  • Draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, ever increasing skill in technical project management, development of product, internal and external requirements management, and cost-value management.

  • Manage self-development, continuously learning through experience, an understanding the customers’ needs and application of the product or process, as well as keeping up with technology.

  • Accountable for pulling together a team of individuals, who may or may not have worked together before, to solve a technical problem or create critical component(s) and systems or process.

  • Pull input from the whole team to formulate decisions and develop the output for the job/project.

  • Plan and manage the job/project

  • Manage the business/financial aspects of the job or project

  • Provide a supportive work environment for the team

  • Mentor, coach, and develop others

  • Work within the team and beyond the team with contractors, hourly, salaried and management employees, suppliers, customers and individuals working in many Caterpillar organizations.

What you will have:

  • Bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum

  • 10+ years of engineering experience related to: Engine installation, cooling systems or components, and machine design

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Project leadership experience

  • Interpersonal, leadership, and strong communication skills

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Denison, TX

Domestic relocation assistance is available

This position may require 10% travel

Sponsorship is not available

This posting will close at midnight on June 18, 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:

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


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.