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12 Month Industrial Placement – Computer Science & Electronics Engineering

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Who are Caterpillar? About Caterpillar and what we do.

Are you passionate about business?  Good.  We are too. 

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected companies and brands in the world.  By following joining our industrial placement scheme you will be able to explore various roles and disciplines around the business to help develop your career. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

Global Power Solutions Division (GPSD)Electric Power Division (EPD) deliver operational excellence in manufacturing diesel and gas driven generating sets and equipment. Wwe currently have an exciting opportunity for an industrial placement student to join our large electric power team based in Llarne. The roleit will be based in our manufacturing team, working with others across our organizsation , and you will be directly involved and at the heart of our business, participating on strategic projects driving continuous improvement, efficiency gain and cost reduction.

What experiences can you offer me?

The manufacturing engineering team are responsible for leading production employees to execute the assembly, test and paint processes within the manufacturing facility, to deliver a world-class product to our customers.  This role utilises the Caterpillar Production System (Lean Manufacturing) Principles to deliver People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) improvements and results.

During the placement, you will be based within the Manufacturing Engineering team working on real projects, alongside experienced manufacturing engineers and will be responsible for:

  • Gaining first-hand experience of Lean Manufacturing principles,
  • Supporting efficiency improvement initiatives at the facility
  • Updating production standard work documentation.

You will be required to interact and liaise with other departments internal and external to the business.

You will be given all the support you require to be successful in your placements.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who can show us a highly participative working style, and who thrive in a team of committed professionals.  And at the same time, we need people who are self-motivated and can drive change through persuasion and influence.  Communication and presentational skills are a must as you’d need to package clear strategic recommendations based on data and sell them confidently to production and management employees.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity at Caterpillar. We believe the more experience you gain early in your career, the further you can go.

For the role, you should be on track or have achieved a 2:21 in one of the following degrees:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Science & Electronics Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Integrated Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Motorsport
  • Systems Engineering

Other relevant engineering degrees maywill be considered.

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Extra benefits: 
Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).