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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Engineering Project Team Leader in Mossville, Illinois

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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.


This position is responsible for understanding the medium and long-term needs of Caterpillar products, and developing a portfolio of new materials technologies to meet those needs. They will prioritize the portfolio to deliver the greatest value to the enterprise. They must have a broad materials background and proven ability to manage innovation. They must have experience in competencies such as steels, heat treatment, castings, high-temp materials, thermal spray, laser cladding, tribology, nondestructive evaluation, electromagnetics, plating, and mechanical testing. This leader will possess a high level of accountability, strong communication skills, deep and broad expertise in materials technology, and a demonstrated passion for innovation.

Job Duties

Team leadership of all technology development and transfer

AMT Technology Development Portfolio management

Coordinating internal and external communication

Setting and meeting annual Technology Demonstration targets

Leading innovation, including hands-on critical or complex projects

Partnering with internal business units to create technology development plans

Recognizing and protecting intellectual property

Supporting applicable enterprise, segment, ICS, and divisional goals

Basic Qualifications

4-yr materials engineering degree or equivalent

6 years minimum experience in a materials engineering discipline

Experience with steels, high-temp materials, heat treatment, and coatings

Leadership experience

Top Candidates will also have

Advanced materials engineering degree

Experience working in a service organization

Experience managing innovation

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance available for this position.

This position may require 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.

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

Relocation is available for this position.

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.