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Senior Engineering Manager (Electric Motors & Generators)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA · San Antonio, TX, USA · Houston, TX, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Caterpillar’s Electrification & Energy Solutions (E&ES) Division will focus on delivering advanced electrified power train, zero-emissions products/technologies, and the solutions and services associated with these technologies. Focus areas include batteries, fuel cells, motors, inverters, micro grid controllers, charging, energy storage systems, lifecycle solutions/services and integration of components for ePowertrain solutions across industries.

The Sr Engineering Manager – Electric Motors and Generators role will have the opportunity to lead a team of managers and engineers to deliver motor and generator designs focused on near term production, supporting existing production components, growing our supply base, and establishing execution excellence. This role will be focused on managing the strategy and execution of our full line of component offerings, shaping the future of how these components are applied across the corporation.

Caterpillar’s Motor and Generator Components team designs and develops multiple voltage and power class motors and generators used in CAT machines and stationary applications. As more CAT products become electrified, there is a growing need to develop a full product line of components to support them. Strong, cross organizational collaboration will be a must in this fast-paced development environment.

• Monitoring and continuously improving product and process performance, quality and cost-effectiveness for all engineering activities and deliverables.

• Leader of leaders delivering world class components through New Product Introductions (NPI) process and core component development.
• Establish strategy for current and future offerings and work with process partners in manufacturing, procurement, and drivetrain for an optimized production value stream.
• Managing engineering product and manufacturing process or quality issues, from concept through end of life-cycle.
• Execute sustainable motor and generator product line across all voltage and power classes

Degree Requirement
Degree required (Master’s preferred) Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Skill Descriptors
Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational, tactical, and strategic planning in support of the overall business plan.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Develops, refines, and communicates tactical plans for own responsibilities.
• Demonstrates the value and necessity of linking tactical plans to overall strategic plan.
• Lead focused cost reduction efforts and sourcing decisions.
• Plans for allocation of resources in line with unit goals, technical and business objectives.
• Ensures the planning process is integrated with the overall business plan and financial targets.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment. Ability to sell up and down the organization and demonstrated leadership of bringing projects to production. Able to understand financial implications of decisions and provide optimized solutions.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Differentiates assumptions, perspectives, and historical frameworks.
• Evaluates past decisions for insights to improve decision-making process.
• Assesses and validates decision options and points and predicts their potential impact.
• Uses effective decision-making approaches such as consultative, command, or consensus.

Technical Excellence: Demonstrated technical depth of experience with electrified systems integration, and component design/development in the area of motors/generators. Experience in balancing motor requirements and inverter requirements to meet system level requirements
Level Extensive Experience:
• Advises others on the assessment and provision of all technical solutions.
• Mentors others to enhance their technical competence and its application to achieve more effective technical solutions.
• Coaches others in promoting, defining, analyzing, and providing superior technical solutions to business problems.
• Provides effective solutions to moderate technical challenges through strong technical competence, effectively examining implications of events and issues.
• Assumes accountability for personal technical performance and holds others responsible for theirs.

Communicating for Impact:
Communicates complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner so that others can understand. Exhibits depth and breadth of knowledge, skill, and experience in the relevant field.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Analyzes the interests or requirements of the audience; shares only relevant information in a direct and efficient manner.
• Explains others' view points and asks questions to ensure mutual understanding.
• Recognizes and assesses cues or unstated intentions behind verbal and nonverbal communication.

Customer/Market Focus: Understanding of the importance of remaining aware of shifting market priorities and ability to respond to internal and external customer needs in a manner that consistently adds value.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Implements improvements to methods for maintaining customer responsiveness.
• Recommends new products and services based on changing customer needs and success criteria.
• Responds proactively to market, regulatory requirements and competitive shifts to maintain advantage.
• Negotiates successful outcomes on behalf of difficult or dissatisfied customers.
• Coaches others to improve focus on the customer.

Managing People: Knowledge of processes involved in managing people; ability to lead successful teams, and diligently address issues related to performance and conflicts at the workplace.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Anticipates and manages difficult interpersonal situations and conflicts
• Consults within the team; seeks inputs from subordinates and considers all views while making decisions.
• Implements coaching and mentoring programs to ensure the holistic development of employees.
• Monitors employee morale and satisfaction; recognizes employee contributions and achievements.
• Regularly reviews employee performance and provides constructive feedback.
• Works collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds; understands their needs and perspectives.

Collaborating Globally: Knowledge of effective collaboration techniques and ability to build networks with people from different countries and cultures, think and work with them to bring positive impact and flourishing business results.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Evaluates different viewpoints and reconciles conflicting interests to achieve a collective understanding and a group mission.
• Provides optimum solutions for complex problems by using collective intelligence of colleagues' networks.
• Trains others on the new technologies or techniques used to facilitate group interactions and improve collaboration.
• Facilitates group's thinking and brainstorming activities to collectively create and share ideas.
• Oversees a team collaboration to produce positive business results.

Influencing Through Expertise: Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to use these to deepen own expertise and impact or challenge decisions within and outside own organization.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Communicates technically complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner
• Exhibits depth and breadth of knowledge, skill, and experience in the relevant field.
• Provides relevant, timely and objective subject matter/process expertise and key insight regarding multiple client business areas and affiliated fields.
• Provides others with information, opportunities, or resources to develop their skills.
• Coaches others to enhance their proficiency regarding the tenets, practices, and examples of the 'trusted advisor' credential.

Additional Information

• Position may sit in Peoria, IL, Mossville, IL, Aurora, IL, Chicago, IL, Cary, NC, Atlanta, GA, Griffin, GA, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Tucson, AZ
• Domestic relocation assistance available for this position.

• This position may require 25% domestic travel.

• This position does not offer sponsorship.

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 (vacation, medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

May 31, 2024 - June 16, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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