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Electronics Design Engineer at Caterpillar

  • Engineering/Architecture, Electrical Designer Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Illinois, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Electronics Design Engineer at Caterpillar

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

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.

Job Summary:

Aftermarket Design Engineer located in Mossville Illinois. Responsibility to support Aftermarket Enhancement product development for E&T as well as Vision Systems projects. Designs, develops, builds, and implements new components, products, or technologies.

What You Will Do:

As a Design Engineer, you will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to a cooperative team in the design of new products. In this position, you will build your technical expertise while learning product development through practical application and staying abreast of innovative technology. You will also build your professional network, engage with peers, and receive guidance from experienced mentors.

This position has responsibility in design development, validation, and release of electronic systems for the Aftermarket Enhancement Products located in Mossville, IL.  Products produced by this group are primarily electronic in content but often require mounting and packaging considerations to be designed as well. Product includes electronic controls consisting of standard Caterpillar Electronic Control Modules with software modifications as well as custom designed modules for specialized applications. Electrical harnesses are designed for use with Products to provide interconnectivity between control elements as well as the targeted machine. As an engineer in the Aftermarket Enhancement engineering group, you will be challenged with multiple projects for a wide variety of Caterpillar machines and applications. Tasks will also include support and leadership of engineering team activities including project ideation, design concepts, FMEAs, design development activities, validation plans, and visits to other Caterpillar facilities and customer sites as needed. This engineering team develops multiple aftermarket product projects at a time with many projects completing within less than one year. This position will provide development for Engineering skills as well as offering opportunities to improve your business acumen for other commercial aspects of customers, suppliers, and internal distribution and Aftermarket business elements.

Specific job duties may include:

• Researching new materials and competitive products. Organizing, coordinating, and executing the building, testing, and analysis of prototypes.
• Developing and documenting functional requirements and translating into detail design documents.

• Participating in and supporting proposal preparation, cost estimates, and technical reports.
• Requires a degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum.

Education Requirement:

* Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum

What Skills You Will Have:


Analytical Thinking:
Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue and determining its significance.
• Makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternative solutions.
• Uses flow charts, Pareto charts, fish diagrams, etc. to disclose meaningful data patterns.
• Uses logic and intuition to make inferences about the meaning of the data and arrive at conclusions.

Effective Communications:
• Delivers helpful feedback that focuses on behaviors without offending the recipient.
• Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.
• Makes oral presentations and writes reports needed for own work.
• Looks for and considers non-verbal cues from individuals and groups.

Managing Multiple Priorities:
• Recognizes changing demands and priorities; validates changes with management.
• Obtains information about how current assignments contribute to organizational goals.
• Completes current work according to assigned priorities.
• Responds to day-to-day operational priorities while still making progress on project work.
• Performs at least 2-3 concurrent activities without reducing productivity.

Technical Excellence:
• Provides effective technical solutions to routine functional challenges via sound technical competence, effectively examining implications of events and issues.
• Effectively performs the technical job aspects, continuously building knowledge and keeping up-to-date on technical and procedural job components.
• Applies technical operating and project standards based on achieving excellence in delivered products, technologies and services.
• Applies current procedures and technologies to help resolve technical issues in one’s general area of technical competence.
• Helps others solve technical or procedural problems or issues.

Product Design and Development:
• Communicates with professionals to understand various requirements of product design.
• Tests and evaluates alternative means of production being considered for use.
• Uses automated tools to design or modify the design of a product.
• Assists in building a complex prototype of product.

• Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems, troubleshooting, installations, or maintenance.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

This position may require up to 25% travel.

What You Will Get:

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 wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Annual incentive bonus plan*

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

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