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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Metallurgical Engineering Specialist 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.


Caterpillar’s Advanced Materials Technology Department is currently seeking an experienced Senior Engineering Specialist focused on metallurgical product development. In this role you will have responsibilities as an embedded metallurgist for both the Large and Medium Track-Type Tractor design teams. This position will analyze a wide variety of components providing design support, development, and the associated failure analysis investigations supporting the Large and Medium Track-Type Tractor design teams. This position will have responsibility for managing the associated budgets and customer relationships. Additionally, this position will provide leadership to the Ultrasonic Inspection Team located in Building LL.

Job Duties

  • Support deviation requests, assurance of supply opportunities

  • Support needs of product design, supplier development engineers, and operations

  • Maintaining ISO17025 certification for the LL UT Inspection team

  • Provide recommendations to Internal customers

  • Effectively communicate results to our internal customers

  • Collaborate with clients regarding services, expectations, and budgets

  • Develop opportunities to support new and existing clients

  • Lead material analysis investigations

  • Develop metallurgical testing plans and analyze test results

  • Create technical reports and/or procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials or Metallurgical Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience

Top Candidates will also have

  • Advanced Materials or Metallurgical Engineering Degree

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.

  • Experience with component design and/or supporting manufacturing operations

  • Experience with Heat Treatment Processes

  • Experience in creating technical reports, publications and/or procedures.

  • Strong Analytical Skills

  • Self-starter, accountable, and customer driven with strong teamwork and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work multiple projects concurrently

  • Experience with Ultrasonic and Welding inspections

  • Budget management experience

Additional Information

The locations for this position are Mossville and East Peoria, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

This position may require up to 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

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.