Design Engineer-Axle

Caterpillar Inc.

  • Chennai, India
Design Engineer-Axle
Job Posted : Aug 26th, 2021

Job Description

The person will be team member within drivetrain India team and will have responsibility for design and development of Transmission / Axle systems.

This person will ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. Responsible for design and developing concepts and participate in global NPI & CPI issues in line with Caterpillar product development processes. Responsibilities of this position demand that the incumbent understand complex technical problems and demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions.


  • Proficient in design & development of Transmission / Lower Powertrain system & subsystems (Planetary, counter shaft , Differential, Brakes, OTG, ITG  etc).
  • Expert in design of components such as Castings, Gears, Splines, Shaft & Bearings.
  • Develop solutions for complex technical problems and accountable for the design or improvement of drivetrain systems or processes.
  • Functional Transmission Interface knowledge like Torque Convertor, Control Valves, cooling system, pumps, End of line test specification, etc.
  • Should have worked on design and development of transmission / Axle.
  • Should be able to define and improve performance, Durability requirements.
  • Will do calculations for design decisions and necessary analysis and computer simulations.
  • Must be able to effectively program manage their projects, identifying resources and managing to deadlines.
  • Strong Component Manufacturing Knowledge with ability to collaborate with Suppliers, Manufacturing, Product support and Quality & Reliability groups to solve issues.
  • Must be able to communicate technically with process partners on a regular basis.
  • Will be responsible to review engineering drawings before releasing, review deviations and managing all risks with effective DVP&R and DFMEA.
  • Can Interpret results from calculations, analysis, FEA, Testing and Conclude. Should able to Should have the ability to gather relevant data, synthesizes the data and identify relationships to predict failure modes.
  • Will be responsible to review engineering drawings before releasing, review deviations and managing all risks with effective DVP and DFMEA.
  • Provide technical guidance within the team and supporting organizations.

Qualifications And Experiences:-

  • Requires an accredited Mechanical or Automobile engineering, should have 7 to 12 years of experience and have exhibited ability to work on complex assignments.
  • Required Experience/ Skills:  Strong Design knowledge on Transmission / Gear box are required. Preferably from Off highway/ construction application background.
  • Good at Advanced Pro/e Modelling of Transmission/ Axle components.
  • Good product knowledge on Heavy machine construction equipment’s.
  • Requires adequate knowledge on general engineering practices & GD&T.


  • Chennai, India.

Company Overview:-

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.
We do business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment.