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Position – Design Engineer – Engines
Company – Caterpillar
Location – Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN

Job description

Job Requisition: Senior Associate Engineer

JOB PURPOSE: To perform design, development, and maintenance of new or existing products and components. This Job role is specific for IPSD(M) engines Current Products team deals with 1200 Series and 900 Series platforms. JOB DUTIES: Assignments are project-oriented and incorporate knowledge of current technology as well as an understanding of the entire design process.

Takes responsibility for the design concept and design layout using the manual or computer graphics system. Performs design calculations and participates in design decisions. Along with the supporting technical team, provides technical leadership to Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Marketing, Sales, Service and other areas.

Works with considerable latitude in coordinating and providing design expertise. Refines and improves product designs by conducting investigations and developing solutions. Receives exposure to complex design processes. Consults with engineers to determine work objectives and the means to achieve them.
Requires familiarity with the stages of production release and approval, and rejection of design deviations and change requests. Provides technical leadership for Designers, Layout Drafters, Drafting Technicians, and purchased drafting support. Maintains close communications with, Manufacturing Engineers, Assemblers, and Test Engineers during product build-up and testing.
Enhances the integrity of the product in the worldwide marketplace by ensuring superior performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability.
Adheres to established standards, policies, and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics, etc.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Requires bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering, plus 5/+ years experience or a masters degree. CREO Knowledge is a must. 3/+ years on-the-job experience on Engines or Engines Related Components is must . PLM expertise and OEM Experience has an added advantage. Expecting Proficient knowledge in TSU, APQP . Also requires excellent analytical skills . Must have strong problem solving skills, a good mechanical and/or electrical/electronic aptitude, and good communications skills. This is the second level of engineering assignment in which incumbents have exhibited the ability to begin working independently and have demonstrated ability to apply theory and concept, either through on-the-job experience or advanced degree.

About Mechanical Design Division (MDD)

Are you a person that stops to marvel at the awesome sight of a Caterpillar machine hard-at-work? Do you enjoy learning in a highly technical environment that also produces the maximum number of Innovations? Come and join the Mechanical Design Division (MDD) where engineers work to translate technical concepts into practical mechanical applications that work first-time-right.

Using fundamental engineering principles combined with modern technology and tools, MDD engineers work on a range of designs related to Machines, Engines and Components. Through due diligence, MDD engineers design a concept, optimize it, build it, test it, and release it to production through close collaboration with suppliers and manufacturing to produce a world class product for both regional & global markets. MDD also encourages and supports upskilling via hands-on opportunities during the product lifecycle.

Come join our team and engineer the future mechanical products today!


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 a salary. Because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day-one benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Short Term Incentive Plan (STIP)
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Bereavement)
  • Paid parental leave (Maternity, Paternity, Adoption)
  • Creche facility for women employees
  • Relocation allowance and Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Caterpillar Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP)
  • Flexi pay Benefit Program
  • National Pension Scheme
  • Employee Investment Plan
  • Leased Car Program (Salary Grade 21 & above)

Employees can also join one of the 14 Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and participate in the various activities that promote a positive and inclusive employee experience.

Caterpillar also encourages and supports it employees to volunteer in the various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that contribute directly to our communities.Relocation is available for this position.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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