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Caterpillar, Inc. Autonomy Aftermarket Engineering Manager 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.


This Autonomy Engineering Manager will provide supervision and technical direction to a staff of hourly, salaried, and management personnel including technical specialist(s) engaged in design, development or research activities related to Autonomy and automation technology, component, product, or process which accomplish product maintenance and new product introduction objectives.

Job Duties

Electronic Management roles supervise Electronics and Autonomy development engineering personnel. Reporting to this position are various levels of engineers, technologists, and support personnel in one or more geographic location. The supervision role accounts for up to 100% of this assignment. The incumbent needs to coach and facilitate the development of the work group to develop collaborative relationships among themselves, with customers, suppliers, other cross functional groups, and internal customers to ensure goals are achieved. Program/project management skills and organizational skills are critical. Position requires excellent human relations, interpersonal, and communications skills. Position also requires highly developed people skills for coaching and leading people. Ability to draw upon and ever-increasing skills in the Caterpillar Leadership competencies - Be Strategic, Focus on the Enterprise, Global Leadership, Lead Change, Hold Self and Others Accountable, Know your Customer, Build Engagement, and Coach for Development. The incumbent would set strategy at the section level. The section would solve problems for one or more technology, component, product, or process. Project scope will vary from a moderate technical focus to a broader, multi-systems focus, and will require incumbent to broaden business understanding. Challenges include increased competitive pressure, increasing project complexity and customer demands. Therefore, the ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, ever increasing skill in technical project management, development of product, internal and external requirements management, and cost-value management. The ability to draw upon knowledge of more than one engineering function, technology, component, system, product, or process is required. This role requires that the incumbent increases understanding of product technology and process and the customers’ business and needs. To make decisions, this position will work with immediate work group or project team, division/business unit, suppliers, internal and external customers, and the market, typically impacting one or more product(s), process(es), or factory(ies). Decisions may impact an entire product, process or factory and may affect warranty, sales, customer perception, and could have effect of evolutionary change to technology and its application in products or processes at Caterpillar through technology and core competency. The incumbent has primary accountability for operating expense budget.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering degree or a closely related 4 year technical degree

13+ years of experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have

Advanced degree

In lieu of an accredited Engineering or Technical degree, this level of a position will generally require at least 15 years of progressive responsibilities, directly related experience.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance is 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 an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly 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.