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Caterpillar, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer 3 in Monterrey, United States

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

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Role Definition

The Heat Treatment Engineering will be located in Caterpillar’s gear facility near Monterrey, Mexico. This is an Engineering position, work in the continuous improvement on heat treat process. Heat Treat engineer is the second line of support for operations. The position will be responsible for day-to-day support of operations and the first point of contact for all quality and safety issues in the heat treatment department.


This position will report to the Plant Metallurgist and will be part of the Mexican Materials Technology organization as part of Caterpillar’s US-based Advanced Materials Technology division. Worldwide, the Advanced Materials Technology group has more than 400 employees in the US, UK, China, and India and is responsible for heat treatment of more than 100,000 tons of steel per year.

The HT Engineer will work daily with other groups such as operations, maintenance, and quality to solve problems and improve processes. Willingness and ability to work across job roles, prioritize work, delegate effectively and execute tasks in timely manner without oversight is required. The position will require hands-on operation and troubleshooting of equipment.

The position will create and execute training plans for heat treat technicians, team leads, and operators. Additionally, the supervisor will work with the heat treat maintenance supervisor to determine root cause and corrective actions for all equipment problems. The position will also work with the staff engineers within the workgroup and coordinate with US-based personnel.

Skill Descriptors

Decision Making and Critical Thinking:

• Differentiates assumptions, perspectives, and historical frameworks.

• Evaluates past decisions for insights to improve decision-making process.

• Assesses and validates decision options and points and predicts their potential impact.

• Advises others in analyzing and synthesizing relevant data and assessing alternatives.

• Uses effective decision-making approaches such as consultative, command, or consensus.

• Ensures that assumptions and received wisdom are objectively analyzed in decisions.

Judgment and Decision Making:

• Discerns between "signal" and "noise" when considering courses of action.

• Selects the right activities to work on from a range of competing priorities.

• Stands by decisions in the face of conflict or unexpected outcome.

• Makes the transition from evaluation to conclusion readily and in a timely manner.

• Revisits decisions when appropriate, but infrequently and without disrupting focus.

Lean Manufacturing:

• Discusses considerations for work cell design and effectiveness monitoring.

• Finds solution for key technical and people problems associated with transformation to lean.

• Explains issues and considerations of implementing lean in own function or area.

• Selects and utilizes tools, techniques and measurements associated with a lean assessment.

• Explains benchmarks and measures of effectiveness of lean.

HT Manufacturing Equipment:

• Performs basic care and safety considerations for a specific type of manufacturing equipment.

• Participates in setting up new machines and testing according to manufacturer's specifications.

• Uses standard diagnostic tools and techniques; resolves common problems.

• Conducts routine inspections; checks machine performance and equipment safeguards; reports standards violations.

HT Manufacturing Processes:

• Advises others using industry experience and benchmarks for methodology effectiveness.

• Develops best practices documentation for all major activities and tasks.

• Trains others on all major tasks and considerations for the full manufacturing process.

• Participates in measuring and monitoring new processes and technologies.

• Selects and optimizes specific methodologies for specific products.

• Evaluates benefits, drawbacks and appropriateness of alternative processes and technologies.

HT Manufacturing Safety:

• Consults on the use of new tools and techniques for safety protection.

• Performs safety inspections to assure compliance with OSHA requirements.

• Designs and implements emergency response processes and procedures.

• Promotes workplace safety among supervisors and workers; communicates safety rules and regulations.

• Assesses and reports unusual or new safety hazards or violations; initiates corrective action.

• Ensures that all employees and contractors comply with relevant safety policies and regulations.

HT Manufacturing Standards, Procedures and Policies:

• Consults on development and implementation of cross-functional standards.

• Participates in the development of organizational policies and practices.

• Develops and uses control and monitoring mechanisms for adherence.

• Collaborates with other functions on establishing and documenting joint standards.

• Participates in defining architectural principles and standards for organization.

• Ensures communication vehicles are effectively informing affected areas and employees.

Problem Management Process - MFG:

• Evaluates alternative approaches to resolving a customer problem.

• Receives, clarifies, and resolves a variety of standard and atypical problems.

• Implements the processes and activities for handling unusual problems.

• Advises others on the process and associated costs for different types of problems.

• Monitors and improves problem reporting, tracking, escalation, and resolution.

• Participates in trend and root cause analysis to identify and address recurring problems.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • BS in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering.

  • Self-motivated, results-oriented problem solving and prioritization skills.

  • Previous experience in technical problem solving.

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to travel frequently to the US as needed.

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (conversational and technical).

  • Prior experience creating and maintaining quality plans, including FMEAs, Control Plans, SPC skills, etc.

  • Prior experience with controls for respective heat treat process (atmosphere control, heating time/rate, quench media controls, etc).

  • Project management experience.

Relevant Experience

  • Manufacturing industries such as

  • Automotive

  • Metals Processing

  • Gear Manufacturing

  • Commercial Heat Treatment

  • Job roles such as:

  • Quality Supervisor

  • Heat Treat Engineer

  • Quality Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

Additional Information

This position is located in the Cienega de Flores site.

Final details

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The Caterpillar Code of Conduct states that we will select and place employees based on their qualifications for the job to be performed, without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. In this company we do not request pregnancy tests, nor HIV tests as requirements for employment entry, permanence or promotion.

Posting Dates:

julio 10, 2024 - julio 17, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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