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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Career Area:

Administrative Support

Job Description:

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods

  • Determines feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors

  • Prepares product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.

  • Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.

  • May coordinate preparation and delivery of project deliverables, design documents, and bid packages

  • Assists in decisions regarding product safety

  • Assists Sales Department in making technical presentations to customers

  • Provides reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly

  • Controls expenditures within limitations or project budget

  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems

  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases

  • Prepares interim and completion project reports

  • Interfaces with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met

  • Provides status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management


Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work effectively with vendors and employees of all levels of the organization.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside for short periods of time and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be significant, as expected in a heavy industry manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.

Professional Commitment:

The position is a professional position representing a major corporation and the individual will be expected to maintain life habits that enhance their worth to themselves, the company and the industry the company serves. The individual will be expected to work toward holding a PE license if not already held. The individual will be expected to be committed to continual improvement of their technical and management skills related to the company’s business through attending seminars and or classroom education. The individual will be expected to maintain a familiarity of related API and ASME specifications. The individual is expected to be available for overtime as required to meet project scheduling objectives. The individual will be expected to not engage in other part-time employment that could reduce their ability to be available to perform their duties in a professional and responsible manner. The individual will be expected to maintain confidentiality of company Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets. The individual will be expected to work courteously and respectfully with all employees, customers and suppliers.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from a four-year college or university and 5+ years’ industry experience in Mechanical Engineering or relevant technical field

  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering product enhancements

  • Familiarity with stress and metallurgical analysis beneficial

  • Design engineering experience required

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Solidworks/Ansys/PDM Familiarity

  • Black Belt experience

  • Failure analysis experience

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


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

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.