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Field Engineer - Oil & Gas

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Career Area:EngineeringJob Description:WE BUILD WHAT MATTERSWhat matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters!The Oil & Gas (O&G) industry has relied upon Caterpillar power for decades for the toughest drilling, gas compression, production, and well service applications. Today, Caterpillar provides a broad portfolio of industry-leading products including engines, gensets, electric motors, energy storage, transmissions, pumps, flow iron, and systems integration. We have an opening for a Field Engineer to directly support customers for issue identification and resolution, commissioning of new products, and lead field follow for NPI proJOB PURPOSE:This is the third career level in the engineering community and represents a shift from learning and assisting to fully contributing in assignments that are broader, more complex, and challenging in nature.JOB DUTIES: The key role of this position in the engineering community is to move from learning and assisting others to fully contributing. This is the beginning of building deep expertise in one or multiple fields. At this level, the Technologist - Performance/Simulation/Application begins partnering with and providing technical guidance within and between units and other teams. Projects typically range from three months to two years. Ability to gather relevant information, compare and contrast data, identify relationships, and predict and manage failures is critical. Challenges include challenging the status quo and championing new initiatives, collaborating with team members and other teams, and keeping abreast of advancing technology. Decisions may affect the work group or project team, suppliers, multiple units, and both internal and external customers, and these decisions have significant impact on warranty, total cost of non-quality, customer perception, costs, sales, and the leveraging of technology.The Technologist - Performance/Simulation/Application may work alongside engineers in any number of functional areas, including, but not limited to, product design, development, research, metallurgy, quality, reliability, materials, manufacturing process, application and installation, product performance/support, service, and dividuals may have multiple assignments during their tenure as Technologist - Performance/Simulation/Application. Assignments may require the Technologist to review the work of technicians or other support personnel, provide technical advice to individuals at various levels in the organization and work with another unit or team. Assignments will become more complex and require the Technologist to assume a significant role, either as an individual contributor or as part of a project team, with increasing emphasis on analyzing, identifying, and applying appropriate technologies to solve problems and make recommendations.Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products, processes, or systems; communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units; contribute to the design of new products and processes; perform product and process maintenance; collaborate with and support other technologists and engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers, maintain technical currency, and represent the company externally.The Technologist - Performance/Simulation/Application must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key learning should be rounded out during this tenure, including knowledge of Caterpillar and competitive product performance and application, understanding of customers' needs, working knowledge of key processes, data analysis, and data extraction skills. Project management skills are being honed at this level.BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Although an accredited engineering degree is desired, an incumbent without a degree would typically have 9 to 12 years of progressive, relevant experience in related engineering assignments in order for the candidate to demonstrate an understanding of the engineering principles The amount of experience typically needed would then decrease as the amount of completed, relevant education increases. Also requires excellent analytical skills. Incumbents have exhibited ability to work on increasingly more complex assignments. Experience working with a different unit or working with different products, processes, or systems is desirable. Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.Top Candidates Will Also Have: Direct role in one or more: Large Engines, Transmissions, System Integration Application experience across multiple commercial segments Experience across multiple product lines (large engines, transmissions, well service pumps, motors, controls, power generation, other)Additional Information:Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision coverage Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc. Company matched 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)Relocation assistance is available for this position.This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to 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 /careers #LIEEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here.

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