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Caterpillar, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer in East Peoria, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you are 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.

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Job Description:

At Caterpillar’s East Peoria, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble Track-Type Tractors. In this role as a Manufacturing Engineer, you will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and will be primarily responsible for overseeing support for Track-Type Tractor components. As a member of the Track-Type Tractor 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:

  • This position requires experience and expertise in specific fields of manufacturing such as understanding of product design to combine with process expertise to provide for improved manufacturability of parts and major components.

  • Designs, develops and implements the integration of manufacturing systems including SAP, MES, MESA, Team Center, Sharepoint, VPP, VPPA.

  • Works with cross functional team on routings and processing of components and workstations.

  • Develops Standard Work for welding, machining and/or assembly processes

  • Leads continuous improvement projects for safety, quality, velocity and cost for assigned value streams

  • Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating to People, Quality, Velocity, and Cost in performing assigned duties.

  • Understanding of GD&T, prints and CMM Reports for assigned component parts

What you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or manufacturing-related discipline OR 10+ years of manufacturing experience.


  • Associate’s degree and 5 years’ experience in machining, welding and/or assembly manufacturing

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Analytical ability as well as excellent oral and written communications skills and deep knowledge of machining, welding or assembly.

  • Experience utilizing manufacturing engineering tools/documents: PFMEA, SFMEA, Standard Work, Safe Job Procedure, Control Plan

  • Experience with MES/MESA, VPP, Team Center, Creo

  • Experience with print reading, GD&T and CMM Reports

  • Experience writing standard work procedures

  • Experience with SAP

  • Experience with shop floor support

  • Excellent oral and written communication

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is East Peoria, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is not available

This position may require 5% travel

Sponsorship is not available

This posting will close at midnight on June 11, 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.