Work Placement / Internship

12 Month Industrial Placement - Design and Development Engineering - Larne, Northern Ireland


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Who are Caterpillar?

Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure for over 80 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.

Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Underpinning all this is a real commitment to social and environmental responsibility, which is upheld by all 101,000 employees. In fact, Caterpillar is convinced that it is their people who drive the business - they are constantly looking for ways in which they can grow profitably through sustainable progress.

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.

At Caterpillar, We Build What Matters

It's your career. Make it matter. At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.

What experiences can we offer you?

A position has become available for an engineering placement student at Caterpillar (NI) Limited, located in Larne within the Global Power Solutions Division (GPSD). The group is responsible for Custom Power Product Design, and the placement is available in the Mechanical Design function.
Design placements offer placement students real life product design experience in a customer focused environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Detail design of GPSD product components and systems – includes 2D and 3D modelling.
  • Technical Calculations.
  • Component / sub-systems supplier review.
  • Liaison with shop floor personnel on the assembly / manufacture of product.
  • Complete and apply basic training on engineering standards.
  • Completion of any other assigned tasks in a timely manner to support GPSD.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Who are we looking for?

  • Degree Disciplines Accepted: (providing a 2:1 is achieved)
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 180009UY
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 18th, 2019
  • £16,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Larne, Northern Ireland
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

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