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Manufacturing Operations Engineering - Industrial Placement Scheme 2021

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Who are Caterpillar?

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

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Who do we do?

Perkins Stafford Engine Centre is part of the Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division. Employing over 400 people, the facility is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of engines which are tailored to meet the precise requirements of our customers, for use anywhere in the world from the Arctic Circle to the Deserts of Chile, providing power solutions exactly when and where required.

Manufacturing Operations are responsible for the assembly, test, paint and engine finish processes within the manufacturing facility. This role utilises the Caterpillar Production System (Lean Manufacturing) Principles to deliver People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) improvements and results.

What experiences can we offer you?

You will have the opportunity to work on many diverse and important business projects, either as part of a team working on a major initiative or individually tackling complex problems. Projects may include:

  • Process improvement initiatives to reduce cycle times or improve existing process performance through analysis and determining new approaches
  • Managing new capital expenditure projects to ensure that they deliver the targeted process improvements
  • Re-configuring existing assets and processes to improve flow, efficiency and product quality.
  • Investigating new, innovative technologies and solutions which can be utilised for production processes.

You will receive the support and coaching required for you to manage and complete challenging projects, while developing your technical capability and business understanding.

We also operate a conditional offers process, our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with a conditional offer of employment upon returning to university. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement.


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. You will be motivated, hard-working, and will embrace change. In return for your dedication and hard work, you will be provided with excellent career opportunities and strong support for your personal and career development to pursue a career within Manufacturing Engineering.

Degree Disciplines considered

Applicants must be on track to achieve a 2:2 in: Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Automotive Engineering; General Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Other relevant degrees may be considered.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Stafford
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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