Work Placement / Internship

Design 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. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

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 an industrial placement student to join our large electric power team based in Larne. The role it will be based in our Material Cost reduction team, working with others across our organisation, 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.

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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 EPD. The group is responsible for Electric Power Product Design and the placement is available in the Design function. Design placements offer placement students real life product design experience in a customer focused environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Detail design of EPD 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 EPD
  • Carry out all work in accordance with company policies and procedures


Who are we looking for?

As the type of roles within our business are becoming more diverse, we are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability to learn quickly. Applicants should be working towards relevant Engineering degree be on track to achieve at minimum of a 2:2.

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK placement students to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the UK before you start your placement.


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


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900086J
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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...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Product Design

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