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Caterpillar, Inc. Engineering Technical Steward - Product Sound in Mossville, Illinois

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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.


The Machine Sound Engineering Tech Steward is globally recognized within Caterpillar as the leading expert in Caterpillar product noise control, intentional mechanical or electronic sound design, and overall sound management technology. The Steward is also known by external suppliers, universities, and trade societies and represents the company with these organizations. Forming and maintaining strong business relationships with internal and external collaborators is key to understanding acoustics needs for the company and finding potential solutions globally.

In this position, individuals demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment as they anticipate and solve unprecedented engineering problems, determine program objectives and requirements, organize programs and projects, contribute to global engineering teams, and develop standards and guides for diverse engineering activities. Projects are typically complex and may integrate similar technologies and strategies over multiple applications. Individuals at this level may potentially lead technology change and have an impact on the industry.

As the technical lead in the core technical acoustics team, the Steward is responsible for maintaining and growing competency corporate wide to ensure Caterpillar products can achieve sound requirements and meet international regulations with efficiency. This includes engagement in sound community forums, providing training, and maintaining technical knowledge. The Steward also needs to understand intellectual property protection and assist others in the sound community in protecting the value of our internal competency.

The position works closely with the Global Sound and Cooling Manager to set the corporate acoustics development strategy and oversees the annual research and engineering program.

Job Duties

  • Managing, distributing, and protecting Caterpillar acoustics intellectual property

  • Representing Caterpillar acoustics technology internally and externally

  • Identifying and growing strategic external relationships with universities and suppliers

  • Assisting with the development of acoustic competency and technology development strategy

  • Developing and overseeing the execution of Caterpillar acoustics research and engineering program

  • Assisting product groups with understanding and resolving difficult acoustics issues

  • Identifying and validating new technologies for implementation in Caterpillar products

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering (ME, EE, AgE) or Physics

  • At least 15 years of direct experience with product noise engineering and an advanced degree with an acoustics focus or at least 20 years of direct experience with product noise engineering in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • At least 5 years leading a team and serving as a mentor and coach

  • At least 5 years in acoustics technology development

Top Candidates will also have

  • Established relationships with acoustic industry suppliers, universities, and trade societies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Experience with acoustics simulation

  • Technical understanding of electronic recording and playback equipment (microphones, speakers, etc.)

  • Experience with noise control of construction and mining machines

  • A network established in Caterpillar

Additional Information

  • The location for this position is Mossville, IL and Peoria, IL Proving Grounds.

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

  • This position will require less than 10% travel.

-Visa sponsorship is allowed for this position.

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.

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.