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Graduate UK - Manufacturing Engineering - Larne, Northern Ireland

Graduate at Caterpillar

Graduate UK - Manufacturing Engineering - Larne, Northern Ireland

Graduate at Caterpillar

  • LocationLarne, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 28 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 23,871.0 per year

Who are Caterpillar?

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

Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure for over 90 years as the leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. But beyond this, the organisation has established itself as a technology leader in construction, transportation, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, electronics, financing and electric power generation. Caterpillar is a globally diverse company. Its people come from many places. Their backgrounds and experiences are different and so are the businesses they work for within Caterpillar.

Global Power Solutions Division (GPSD) deliver operational excellence in manufacturing Diesel and Gas Driven Generating Sets and Equipment. As part of GPSD, the Larne based Large Electric Power Team (LEP) includes Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety, and Operations Managers who align to deliver superior safety, quality, velocity and cost to our business partners.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Engineer to join our Large Electric Power team based in Larne. Based in our Manufacturing Engineering Team, working with others across our organisation, you would 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 manufacture, assembly, test and paint processes within the Larne 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.

Based within the Manufacturing Engineering team you will be working on real projects, alongside experienced manufacturing engineers gaining first-hand experience of:

  • Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Supporting efficiency improvement initiatives at the facility.
  • Updating production standard work documentation.

As part of this role you will be required to interact and liaise with other departments both internal and external to the business.

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 can think independently and drive change through persuasion and influence. Strong analytical, 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 2:1 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.


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