Caterpillar is Hiring | Manufacturing Engineer |

Position – Manufacturing Engineer
Company – Caterpillar
Location – Hosur, Tamil Nadu, IN

Job description

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JOB Description – Manufacturing Engineer

Caterpillar Inc is the world’s leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Caterpillar brand is recognized worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability.
The Industrial Power Systems Division currently has a new and exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer. This position works both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Engineers function as a specialist and subject matter expert for technical planning throughout a manufacturing facility. As Manufacturing Engineer, you will have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement manufacturing systems, manufacturing operations and state of the art machines.

JOB PURPOSE: To provide expertise in specific areas of the manufacturing process to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective manufacture of product.

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

This is a staff position which is expected to function as a specialist with respect to a specific technical phase of the manufacturing engineering function and which generally falls within the major areas of releasing, Engine Assembly, Test, Paint processing, assembly processing, layout, work standards and manufacturing development.

  • Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad with coordination between other staff personnel to complete a larger project.
  • Incumbents evaluate projects to define desired results and determine logical approaches.
  • Evaluates such factors as cost, personnel yearly usage, equipment, space, etc. as well as other information needed to determine requirements.
  • Prepares feasibility studies for appropriateness and cost-effectiveness and submits recommendations accordingly.
  • Results contribute to effective management decisions in determining the most efficient processes, methods, machinery, tools, equipment, services, and systems needed in the manufacture of products.
  • Adheres to established standards, policies, and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics, etc. in performing assigned duties.

Actual work assignments may be typified as follows:

  • Projection, evaluation, specification, and acquisition of new or replacement machine tools.
  • Analyze tooling failures and evaluate tool characteristics and requirements.
  • Plan Factory layouts for effective utilization of space due to rearrangement, new processes, or expansion.
  • Determining the need for modern facilities; assembly planning.
  • Develop and implement assembly processes in line with CPPD (Concurrent Process and Product Development) and NPI design changes, etc.
  • Transition new products from engineering to manufacturing.
  • Developing, analyzing and managing Manufacturing/ Assembly Projects.
  • Engaging in creative problem solving to address operational issues including ergonomic/ safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks, quality concerns.
  • Manage projects to ensure efficient and cost-effective systems and processes to produce quality products.
  • Providing the application, procurement, processing, installation, and capability for new equipment.
  • Providing manufacturing technical support in process control and internal certification.
  • Coordinating the purchase and application of machine tools, controls and related equipment to ensure the latest technology is being used to increase efficiency and economy of operations.
  • Develop new production methods using lean engineering fundamentals.
  • Evaluate projects and prepare feasibility studies to define desired results, assess value proposition and determine project plans.
  • Improve space utilization in the shop floor.
  • Develop APQP process documentation (assembly procedures, test procedures, BOMs, process flows, and process FMEAs) in conjunction with cross functional team.
  • Develop and implement assembly processes in line with Caterpillar standard processes.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 3+ years in manufacturing engineering; including NPI experience.
  • Proven experience prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Proven leadership skills with written and verbal communication skills to work internally and externally at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate well and work both independently and collaboratively in teams.
  • Proficient with data collection, data analysis, root cause analysis and use of metrics.
  • Experience with SAP ERP software and manufacturing execution systems (MES) is a plus.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, Team Center & Virtual Build skills.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical manufacturing processing, including assembly and testing.
  • Experience in engine assembly processes is a plus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS or MBA or Advanced Degree.
  • Experience in complex work environments, including (but not limited to robotics, automation, special purpose machines, material handling, and assembly equipment).
  • Well-versed in Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement principles & techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts with emphasis in engine assembly, engine testing, and paint processes.
  • Launch experience of Automotive or Engine Assembly.
  • Experience in tool design.
  • Experience in CREO and AutoCAD.
  • Experience in Leak Test & Torque Tools is preferred.
  • Experience in Discrete Event Simulation (DES) & related concepts is preferred.
  • Experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 concepts is preferred.

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

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