Caterpillar, Inc. Engineering Development Program - Associate Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

Engineering Development Program - Associate Engineer


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.

The Engineering Development Program (EDP) is a flexible twelve month program that addresses the onboarding needs of engineers and technologists hired directly into their full time positions.

Associate / Sr. Associate Design Engineer in the electric rope shovel (ERS) and dragline (DGL) engineering team. This is an entry level, degreed engineering position, with job assignments planned to provide experience and familiarization with the technical staff, methods, practices, and programs of the company and assigned area. The engineer in this position will provide design and maintenance support of various systems and components, including but not limited to structures, gearboxes, gearing, brakes, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems. This work will focus on aftermarket product design, design improvements, field and manufacturing issue resolution, and cost reduction, and will require interaction with various different teams and suppliers.

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

  • Key role is to learn and assist

  • Perform analysis and initiate ideas

  • Evaluate new products, processes, or systems

  • Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units

  • Contribute to the design of new products and processes, create solid models/drawings

  • Perform product and process maintenance

  • Support other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers, and suppliers

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 Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Physics with a graduation date of December 2018 or before

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience

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-Arizona-Tucson

Unposting Date: Aug 15, 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: 1800087N