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Caterpillar, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer 2 in East Peoria, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Job Description

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

LPSD has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer 2 position within the Bevel Gear Value Stream Tech Services team located in East Peoria, Illinois. This position will be responsible for development of control plans, leading PPAP process, quality initiatives, tracking key OEE metrics, leading MRB and supporting the overall health of production process capability. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting programs across drivetrain components to achieve PQVC targets. Incumbent will interface directly with multiple teams including Engineering, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Product Change Control and Safety . The Manufacturing Engineer role is a resource within the Technical Services Team that primarily supports the Bevel Gear Value Stream.

Job Duties

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand inspection reports on gears

  • Create and publish Control Plans (CPs) and PFMEA documentation

  • Provide feedback on design changes that impact the manufacturability of test parts and production

  • Create project plans and timelines for test lots and PPAPs

  • Conduct regular PPAP updates and gate reviews to communicate and coordinate activities

  • Read / Interpret prints and gauge readings

  • Contribute to Gauge R&R testing in selection of best gauges and gauging methods

  • Oversee the Deviation process and investigate areas of scrap

  • Ensure common methods are used and carried forward into future inspection processes

  • Work with vendors as needed to ensure quality and PPAP compliance for WDO processes

  • Aid in selection of appropriate gauges and measurement process to determine conforming and nonconforming conditions

  • Interface closely with other teams such as Manufacturing, Electric drive, Product Design.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or 3+ years of functional experience

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts (Lean Manufacturing, 6-Sigma, Quality Management Systems, etc.)

  • Experience with developing and validating specifications for PPAP and Control Plans

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work with diverse groups to reach consensus

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as project management efficiency

Top Candidates will also have

  • Experience Leading Cost reduction projects with proven results

  • Exceptional Working knowledge of PPAP and APQP processes to drive results

  • Bevel Gear Production or Manufacturing Engineering Experience

  • Excellent Team Leadership, Change Management, and ability to train others

  • Knowledge of drivetrain products and functionality

Additional Information

  • This position closes 10/28/2021 at 11:59 pm.

  • The location for this position is East Peoria, IL

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

  • This position may require less than 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.

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

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 .

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.