Caterpillar, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer in Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Manufacturing Engineer


Job Title: ManufacturingEngineer

Salary Range: £40K-£45K

Benefits: 25days annual leave,

10% bonus,


Contributory Pension Scheme,

Contributory Share Scheme

Location: Stafford

Taleo Reference: 180003PU

Hours: Full Time - 37.00

Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not available with thisrole


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Job Description:

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has beenbuilding the world’s infrastructure and, in partnership with our network ofCat® dealers worldwide, has helped drive positive and sustainable change onevery continent. We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwideto serve and support our customer base, and respond quickly to their needs.

Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary ofCaterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial dieselengines. OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations,trusted Perkins Engines to power their world.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • New product improvement introduction.

  • Attend all design reviews and project meeting.

  • Design for manufacturing and test input.

  • Coordinate and plan prototype builds.

  • Manufacturing cost planning.

  • Equipment ordering.

  • Develop traceability and process characteristic specifications.

  • Determination of machine and process capability.

  • Interface between manufacturing operations, quality and manufacturingengineering.

  • Review engineering changes.

  • Capacity planning and MRP input.

  • Interface with project groups with manufacturability input.

  • Support continuous improvement activities.

  • Continuously monitor process performance for quality improvement opportunities.

  • Initiate corrective action activities as required and monitortimeliness and effectiveness of action.

  • Maintain state of the art and emerging technology knowledge baseto exchange new processes for less capable ones.

  • Analysis of working methods, manufacturing process, non-productivework content and recommendation of changes to reduce downtime, balance TAKTtime and increase production functions.

  • Identify and prioritise improvement projects with alignment tocorporate vision, and plant objectives while improving customer satisfaction.

  • Lead quality and system improvements in the areas of TPM, set-upreduction, RFT, TQM, cycle-time, mistake proofing (poke-yoke), continuousimprovement (kaizen), process testing, process capability, product verification,product introduction, documentation, and metrology.

  • Provide engineering support by troubleshooting problems andeffecting timely solutions using kaizen lean manufacturing methodology and theCaterpillar Production System to maintain the continuity of productionflow.

  • Interface with suppliers and outside sales personnel to evaluate,cost estimate, and select process equipment.

  • Assist/carry out in creating and updating standard work, Processflow charts, PFMEA’S and control plans

  • Technical support to production and supplier developmentactivities.


Experience & Qualifications:


  • Previous Manufacturing Engineering experience is essential.

  • Will possess good team working, project management, organisational skills.

  • Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data.

  • Applicants must hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience.

  • Good PC Skills are essential, able to use MS Excel to intermediate standard or higher.


  • Experience ideally gained working for a Gasoline, Natural Gas or Diesel Engine Manufacturer.

  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse work group.

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts.

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United Kingdom-Staffordshire-Stafford

Unposting Date: May 1, 2018, 5:59:00 PM

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 180003PU