Caterpillar, Inc. Design Engineer-A (Electrical Systems/Harnesses) in Monterrey, United States
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To direct and participate in the design and development of new Cabs Electrical Systems and complex engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. Also provide support for Maintenance of existing products and participate in Continuous Product Improvement (CPI).
Conceives and provides practical product design applications using complex technical principles. Emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex engineering projects for New Product Development and/or Continuous Product Improvement (CPI).
Prepares concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex engineering projects. Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis, and computer simulation effort. Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates.
Evaluates, defines, and resolves design and manufacturing problems. Travels when required to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field test locations to evaluate a product improvement. Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants. Works with manufacturability teams resolving problems with manufacturing and SPC (Statistical Process Controls) to find the root causes and provide a permanent action.
Keeps abreast of latest technological advancements and prepares design concepts and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage. Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites, and field test locations related to the development of engineering projects and problem resolution.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering.
2 years of experience in Electrical Systems/Harnesses or a master’s degree in engineering, or Materials Science.
Requires strong leadership ability and effective communications skills in English.
Incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability to gain a mastery of complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.
Must have a good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts in 3D Software.
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