Caterpillar, Inc. 2019 Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Product Development Track in Mossville, Illinois

2019 Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Product Development Track


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Caterpillar hires top talent - and Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program is to harness your ability and further develop you through rotational assignments and learning opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your career ambition, but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and its customers.

Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program offers a broad exposure to a Fortune 50 Company, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's engineers, technologists and technical professionals.


  • Our Engineering Rotational Development Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to an Entry Level full-time engineer.\

  • The Product Development track is a 12-18-month entry level, multi-rotational program focused on building technical competency within Caterpillar’s full product lifecycle of design, validation, test, simulation, research and technical support. Caterpillar's Product Development track has entry level positions in the following areas (Please indicate your area(s) of interest):


If your interest lies in assisting teams that are focused on designing and developing complex products and component concepts to release to production in a manner to ensure performance, durability, reliability, quality and serviceability globally, Caterpillar has a number of opportunities to challenge you. Design engineers work to improve the very basis of Caterpillar’s machinery.


If you would prefer to provide support in any number of functional areas which impact design, development, research, test or enhancement of Caterpillar products, processes, systems and methods. Test engineers work to keep Caterpillar innovative.


As a Simulation Engineer, you will perform conventional to moderately complex engineering assignments. You will build a working knowledge of Caterpillar and the products, technologies, processes, services, and systems related to your specific job assignments. The Simulation/Controls/Research function within Product Development develops and uses computational modeling capabilities to gain insight into the performance of a design of components, systems, technologies, products, or related processes.


As a Controls Engineer, you will perform conventional to moderately complex engineering assignments. You will build a working knowledge of Caterpillar and the products, technologies, processes, services, and systems related to your specific job assignments.

Professionals within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering,Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology,Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology,Energy Systems,Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Robotics Engineering

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution

  • Expected graduation date December 2017 - August 2019

  • Previous technical internship/co-op or relevant experience

  • Must be willing to relocate and travel accordingly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience

  • Involvement in Mini Baja, Formula, Quarter scale tractor, etc. competition teams in college

  • Familiar with company policies and procedures

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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Primary Location United States-Illinois-Mossville

Unposting Date: Nov 12, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

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

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 180008BT