Caterpillar Inc. Senior System Structural Engineer

  • Full Time
Posted: 6.8.21

Caterpillar Inc. Senior System Structural Engineer


Caterpillar’s Wheel Product Engineering Division is currently seeking Sr. Engineer in system structural simulation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to direct and contribute to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes while strengthening your analytical skills and mastery of engineering concepts.

What You Will Do

Provide machine-level dynamic simulation support for current product line and new product development programs

Provide L4 structural simulation to achieve durability targets for new product development programs

Provide data processing of test data for the objective of validating model simulations

Provide Python scripting for automated data processing, visualizations and machine learning

Support product health organization using technical expertise and product knowledge in addressing machine CPI and customer issues

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in an accredited mechanical based Engineering curriculum and 3+ years’ relevant progressive engineering work experience

OR Master’s degree in an accredited mechanical based Engineering curriculum and 1+ year of relevant progressive engineering work experience 

Top Candidates Will Also Have

Proficiency with L6 machine simulations and flexible body dynamics

Proficiency with FE simulations and fatigue analysis

Proficiency with Python scripting for automated data processing

Proficiency with machine learning algorithms


The location for this position is Champaign, IL

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate

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Who We Are

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Our products have evolved from simple mechanical workhorses to sophisticated, electronically controlled work-site solutions. This transformation, along with our smart factories and our integrated dealer network, has provided a wealth of data that is mined and analyzed across various segments such as product development, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and customer support.

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 benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

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

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