Design Technologist - Light Fabrication And Non-Metallic Components

Caterpillar Aurora , IL 60503

Posted 2 months ago

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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.

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That's the Power of Everyone.

Cat Medium Wheel Loaders (MWL) are a driving product in enabling our customers to be successful in the building a better world and we have an excellent opportunity for you to join this critical team as a Design Technologist focused on light fabricated and non-metallic components (i.e., fenders, hoods, platforms, enclosures). Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will design components using CREO 3-D modeling software and perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) components ensuring MWL products provide the performance, durability, quality, and serviceability our customers come to expect.

Specifically, in this exciting career opportunity, you can expect to:

  • Conceive and provide practical light fabrication and non-metallic design applications using complex technical principles.

  • Prepare concept, design, development, and feasibility studies for complex engineering projects.

  • Coordinate the design, analysis, and computer simulation efforts for light fabrication and non-metallic components.

  • Prepare development plans to meet scheduled dates.

  • Coordinate product tests with prove design and prototype build up and test areas.

  • Provide technical guidance to other technologists or engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.

  • Evaluate, define and resolve design and manufacturing problems.

To be successful in this role, you must bring (Basic Qualifications):

  • A two-year technical design related degree from an accredited institution and 10 years' experience designing heavy/light fabrication and/or non-metallic components OR a technical bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 5 years' experience designing heavy/light fabrication and/or non-metallic components. Requires a bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering curriculum.

  • Light fabrication experience.

Top Candidates Will Also Bring (Desired Qualifications) :

  • Experience with CREO

  • FEA modeling experience

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 a salary 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 yearly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Relocation assistance is available for this position.

ISE assignment is not available for this position

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

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

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