Work Placement / Internship

Electrical Engineering 12 Months Industrial Placement

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Who is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. 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.

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 do we do?

Electric Power Division (EPD) deliver operational excellence in manufacturing diesel and gas driven generating sets and equipment. we currently have an exciting opportunity for industrial placement students to join our solutions power team based in Larne.

What experiences can we offer you?

The group is responsible for custom power product design of electrical controls and associated equipment for diesel and gas powered generators. Electrical engineering design placements offer placement students real life product design experience in a customer focused environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Design of generator control systems and associated equipment
  • Wiring Schematics
  • 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 EPD
  • Carry out all work in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for logical individuals who can show us a highly participative working style, and who thrive in a team of committed professionals. We need people who are driven, self-motivated and can drive change through persuasion and influence. Good communication and presentation skills are essential.

Applicants should be working towards a relevant Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronics engineering and be on track to achieve at minimum of a 2:2.

Other relevant engineering degrees will also be considered.

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK placement students.


  • Share scheme
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays).


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 19000862
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 22nd, 2019
  • £17,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Larne (Northern Ireland)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechatronics

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