Leadership & Technical Development Program

You are the next generation of leaders.

Caterpillar hires top talent - and Leadership and Technical Development Program is all about grooming the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar's LTDP is to harness your ability and energy through challenging rotational assignments, technical training, and other developmental opportunities in an effort to fulfill both your personal and career ambitions.

The LTDP offers you a broad exposure to Caterpillar, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. In short, as soon as you enter one of Caterpillar's global facilities as a LTDP participant…you hit the ground running.

Wherever your passion lies—procurement, supply chain, operations, manufacturing or health and safety—you’ll find a home here. We hire from various disciplines, specifically seeking:

  • Intelligent, hands-on problem solvers
  • Good communicators who can articulate complex ideas
  • Go-getters willing to get involved and take the initiative
  • Innovators with a passion for new ideas and continuous improvement

Manufacturing Engineering track

Three year multi-rotational assignment program focused on building technical competency in manufacturing engineering as well as development in quality, machining, assembly and supply chain management.

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Operations Leadership track

Three year multi-rotational assignment program focused on building technical competency and leadership potential in operations management as well as development in manufacturing engineering, quality, supply chain management and purchasing.

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Supply Chain Management track

Three year multi-rotational assignment program focused on building technical competency for managing Caterpillar's supply chain in material planning, demand and orders planning, inventory management, logistics planning, and packaging.

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Environment, Industrial Health and Safety track

Twelve month program with two rotational assignments focused on building technical competency within the areas of environmental affairs, industrial hygiene, and safety.

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Procurement Track

Three year multi-rotational assignment program focused on the technical aspect of procurement and supply management, manufacturing quality, supplier management and operations supervision.

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