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Caterpillar, Inc. Engineer - Design in Tucson, Arizona

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Creates concepts and supports the design and development of complex engineering projects

Develop, maintain, and communicate Bill of Material structure for Hydraulic Mining Shovel machine platform

Build and manage machine top level Creo models

Assure quality modeling techniques are used in the development of the components, groups and systems for the shovel

Manage space claim and resolve interferences on machine platform, coordinating with supporting engineering teams

Interact with supporting teams to maintain product-line commonality

Provides guidance to other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.

Support virtual build reviews for planning, operations, safety, and serviceability personnel

Maintain machine technical specification documents

Support marketing and commercial teams with technical information and simplified models

Review platform specific literature to ensure accuracy prior to publishing

Support product health organization using technical expertise and product knowledge in addressing machine CPI and customer issues

Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products

Evaluates, defines, and resolves design and manufacturing problems

Travels to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field-test locations to evaluate a product improvement


Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum and 2-4 years in progressive assignments to gain experience in engineering and manufacturability concepts


Hydraulic Mining Shovel product experience

High level of proficiency in Creo / ProE and Teamcenter engineering systems

Knowledge of the engineering releasing and product change control processes

Knowledge of Caterpillar processes (i.e. NPI, CPPD, PPRD, APQP, CPI)

Strong analytical skills and mechanical aptitude

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience working in a global engineering environment

Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities as needs arise

Prior off highway machine mechanical design experience


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

The location for this position is Tucson, AZ within the Hydraulic Mining Shovel (HMS) Engineering team.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, 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

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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

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.