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Sr. Associate Engineer

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn't be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world - for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized and self-starter engineer to join our Large Power Systems Development team.

Positions may be available in the following areas:


Brainstorm concepts for new components, systems, methods to power and propel equipment and much more. Partner with simulation and test experts to vet your concepts, then see them progress through our manufacturing facilities to a final product ready to help our customers build a better world.


Take a design engineer's concept and put it to work to collect data, verify performance, and contribute to design enhancements. Our test engineers "play" in both the lab and field environments (giant sandbox, anyone?) and have access to advanced equipment and tools.


Develop and apply advanced computational models to understand, verify, and improve the design of components, systems, products, and processes.


Coordinate the development and testing of controls systems and software for our entire product line. This may include overall architectural design of software structure and functionality, requirements development, coordination of verification and validation software.

The candidate will be expected to manage development activities on schedule and will provide regular progress updates to technical leadership. On completion of individual projects and high-quality documentation of work, you will have an opportunity to report out results and recommendations to stakeholders. Developing strong peer relationships, collaboration with global teams and effective technical communication is key to being successful in this role.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform needed analysis and initiate ideas
  • Evaluate new products, processes, or systems
  • Create and deliver technical reports
  • Communicate technical information, support, and advise team members and other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum
  • Ability to perform complex assignments & Self-starter with strong technical leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills - Oral and written complemented by the ability to develop/deliver technical presentations

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • The ability to work/lead multiple projects simultaneously and to make sound priority decisions

Additional Information:

  • This position is located in Mossville, IL or Lafayette, IN.
  • 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

Relocation is available for this position.

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

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