1.Name of company ASHOK IRON WORKS Pvt.Ltd.
Certified with ISO/TS 16949: 2009, ISO 9001:2002 of the largest foundry for preparing all kind of foundry component and all types of cylinder head and block, Housing machining.
Our main customers are Caterpillar, MAN Trucks, M&M, Cummins, Eicher, Preet. etc.
Designation Sr. Engineer Caterpillar plant.
Duration From. 2007 to till Date.
Department Quality Control.
Responsibilities 1) Component development with project Dept.
2) Process and product audit.
3) Maintaining documents related to ISO & TS-16949.
4) Handling process quality & development quality.
5) Daily rejection analysis.
6) Attending customer complaint.
7) Handling instruments, gauges calibration and preparing calibration planning.
8) Exposure to PPAP.
9) Planning and conducting SPC & MSA.
10) Preparation of Control Plan & PFMEA
Knowledge Gain :-
• Exposure of kaizan & Poka Yoka.
• Exposure to CMM M/c
• Quality Planning
• Quality assurance
• Customer Handling
• Vendor Management
Ich habe von 2,5 Jahren Berufserfahrung bei Caterpillar Electronics Private Limited, Indien. Ich habe
Embedded-C-Software für elektronische Steuergeräte (Bremse, Chassis) mit CAN-Protokoll entwickelt,
und CDL-Protokoll (CAT Daten Link- Caterpillar proprietäres Protokoll) unter Verwendung von Caterpillar
proprietären RTOS. Ich habe auch die Steuergeräte-Software (gemäß Requirement Specification)
Laborprüfstand für jede neue Version getestet. Die Embedded-Software wurde in CAT Baggerlader (FSerie) und in KRESS gebrandmarkt großen Off-Highway-Lastwagen. Ich habe Anwendungen in Embedded
Echtzeit OS-Software entwickelt, wie FreeRTOS, OSEK und AutoSAR, entworfen Low Level Treiber für
UART, ADC und CAN und Zustandsmaschinen für verschiedene eingebettete Systeme (zB: MP3-Player)
mit Sitz in Embedded C Ich habe eine Datenbank entwickelt, basiertes Navigationssystem in C ++ für
• Lotus Notes Mail configuration and Troubleshooting related problem
• Troubleshooting in Lotus notes Archive database, Replication, Location
documents, Workspace properties and related issues
• Installing OS in client System & Laptop
• Provide technical support to end user related with system problem
• Configuring & Trouble Shooting LAN, VPN issues.
• For each and every relevant calls Incident is logged accordingly.
• Software and Hardware requirement analysis
• Monitoring the Calls status and analyze the call reports.
• Installing and troubleshooting in Desktop Application.
• Monitoring and Managing of Active Directory services, replication.
• Active Directory users and groups management.
• Monitoring of DNS, DHCP Records.
• Review and remediate software distribution failures and to eliminate the problems that causes those failures.
A typical day at work is a flexi time reporting, finishing the task of the day and returning home with a fulfilling heart that I have accomplished something for the day and that makes a good nights sleep to get fully charged for the next day. As for as learning is concerned acquired all my skills through my work. The management though transparent and honest in most part of the communications, has room for improvement in being even more better. Peers are always the best part in a team work and I had a good comradeship with them. The hardest part of the job is when business conditions put your job at stake. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you deliver the job that made your customers not just happy but made them ecstatic.
Nice company to work. Good compensation. But no job security.
As the competitors are selling same kind of equipment with low cost and improved technology, Caterpillar continuously getting decline in sales and revenue. so Caterpillar have to compromise with competitors in product cost to sell the machine.
Obviously that will affect employers of CAT by replacing CAT FTE to Agency for low cost employment to get the job done.
Mining not doing well. As Caterpillar major focus on mining for past 90 years, so mining product facility will affect much which will affects mining facility employees as well.
Caterpillar may recover after some time from sales decline.
Caterpillar focused 70% in mining equipment's.
Different Roles in Caterpillar
Mar-1996- Mar-1997 – Caterpillar Graduate - 1 year
Apr-1997 - Aug-2001 –Diesel Engine specialist, R & D Division - 4 years
Sep-2001 – May-2007 –Six Sigma Black position – 6 years
Notable Achievements(Caterpillar) ;
One of the first wave Six sigma black belt from Caterpillar in 2001
Have implemented the Six Sigma Breakthrough methodology and given training to more than 65 Green belts and completed more than 20 projects in DMAIC / 2 Projects in DFSS
US $ 2 mil realized from Six Sigma Projects
Awarded Best Six sigma on “Development of Noise Enclosures for Genset packages” for best DOE project
Support SAP – Material Management functional related activities in Customising the requirement & Implementation & Support
Day starts at 7.30 AM. Reach office and take a look at emails as there could be few of them which needs to be attended to urgently on matters like tender authorization,pricing etc.Monitor orders placed by dealers. After 10 AM discussion starts with dealers on pricing, competition activity, upcoming new business, parts availability, inventory position.
Meeting also happen with internal consultants on new initiatives, product offerings, merchandising programs.
In the evenings there will be telecon meeting with US team on various above mentioned issues, at time this is the hardest parts of the job as this could go on late into the night.
A typical day at work will be focusing on strategic market growth in short term & long term for Product & Customer
Learned demand planning / supply planning with focus on long term & short term strategies focusing on Customer, Product & Region
Management delegates authority to execute strategies
Excellent workplace with continuous learning environment
Hardest part of the job is to accommodate meeting 24/7 based on global team requirements and support
Change in market dynamics and continuous new customer interactions and action to support customer requirements is the most enjoyable part of the job
I got to work on the client services team along with 20 other interns. The team I was placed on delegated me real work to help them with. Having to balance the work given to me could be difficult at times for at the same time, I had to stay coordinated with the other interns in order to work on our group project. However, everyone I worked with was willing to help and very friendly. The company culture is wonderful, the employees generally seem happy to be working there! I think the energy of the environment drove everyone to do their best, at least for me it did! I learned how to work and prioritze multiple tasks at a time. I also was able to improve my research and presentation skills.
Worked as a intern and i had to follow the rules and work ethics strictly. Sometime difficult to follow but we need to compulsorily follow it as as this is what makes them world's No. 1 earth moving equipment manufacturer. Seen the employees there who put their everything for the company and yet maintain good work and family life balance. They inspired me a lot and taught that to become great it is not easy but if at all you want to achieve success in life then this is the way we should work. Caterpillar will give you that opportunity.
I applied to work at Caterpillar in Athens because I was new to town and they seemed like they paid well with opportunities for advancement. Training was a breeze and led me to believe that I would succeed in advancing there. Once I was out of training however the immediate problems were apparent, I was given little to no training in my assembly station, and was told to watch and figure it out with just one example, and then to continue on my own. This typically would be a nonissue in an average assembly position but not so when dealing with working on multiple and various parts on a small tractor and under a strict deadline with heavily enforced procedures. Regardless I eventually got the hang of things and started to do well in my station and even got a couple others in my area down, which leads to pay raises as you get verified in working and learning multiple stations. Shortly after this I was moved to another area (which was managed by a different floor manager, and a different team lead under them) as they were short-staffed and I proved that I could learn quickly. I noticed in this area that people were overly nice to team leads and management as if they were always walking on eggshells around them lest they incur their wrath.Regardless, I once again learned my new station and was even operating ahead of schedule. Apparently I was doing so well, that I should be placed in other people's stations who were falling behind in order to pick up their slack while they would g
Pros4 day work week M-T, Good holiday PTO for Christmas and New Years
ConsHorrible management, Extremely toxic work environment.
A typical day at Caterpillar consisted of me clocking in everyday including weekends and setting up my area for the day. Sometimes i would hop on a forklift and gather parts needed for the day's jobs or restock our hardware racks. I would reach the days work quota and start cleaning my area of garbage as well as put everything back in place like loose hardware or tools. The days at CAT varied form a high stress load to non at all, depending on the work needed to be done for the day and the race against time to receive parts from other distributors. Communication by radio with my line's fork lift driver as well as my supervisor was always helpful when keeping track of my material and knowing how long before it would arrive to my area. The biggest priorities were to always work safe and to do your best. Time management was also very important to, so that the product was always sent out on time. Quality played a very important role at CAT as well. Once done with the product we would summons an auditor over to inspect any imperfections. I can definitely see why Caterpillar is very popular and well known for its high grade products.
I Learned that you can never be to careful when it comes to heavy machinery and two ton parts. I also learned how to drive a fork lift and how to operate a crane/hoist. Caterpillar taught me a lot of discipline like punctuality, time management, and how to properly handle high stress level situations.
I always tried to have the best relationship
Prosbreaks every 2 hours, water and ice dispensers on shop floor, great cafeteria
Consyou had to work 2 years before qualifying for health benefits, unrealistic quotas
Too many under qualified people, too little pay The real deal on CAT working as a hand.
This place is a real wild card to work for depending upon what department you end up working in, and what team lead, and supervisor you get. Most people that worked on main line never smiled , and did not seem happy. Many people that they hired never worked in a plant or construction before, yet because those inexperienced people have worked there a year or two the company culture acts as if they are golden. I would not recommend being a hand at this place. They hire too many people that are not worth having at the company, yet the ones that are worth keeping, are paid the same as the worthless ones. It is frustrating when they hire people that look like they have done hard time in prison, and place them on the same pay scale as you, and place them next to you to work with. Seemed more like a half-way house at times. The place would talk and promote safety, but it was very unsafe. This was due to the people that did not have a real back ground in any field like that, yet CAT would hire them, and say they'd train. Cat's training was pretty basic if non-existent Working in the white collar departments might be good, but hiring in as a hand is not. Maybe if you never worked in that environment before it is okay, but do not hire in with any real industrial back ground. Plus, I have personally seen Cat's management go, and fire people that were sick, but did not have enough sick time/points to call in, yet the people that called in had the flu. Again it depends on what supervisor
Very low pay,limited advancement and time restrictions with positions,corrupted managers and very lazy environment
I can see now how CAT Inc is a global domination.As high as they charge for their products you would think they would pay decent but they do not.CAT bought out ROI TMT and TME in San Antonio TX and Schertz,and when that happened CAT took away perfect attendance bonuses,having your own insurance bonus and lowered the monthly quota bonus from 380 to just 300 and included several stipulations in place to make sure it is as difficult as possible to get even that,ROI use to have Spurs ticket raffles for all,now they are secretly only circulated and drawn within office staff and supervisors.The environment is very very lazy with workers that just either stand around,text on their phones,a maint dept that rides around all day on bicycles and cannot fix any machine problems individually due to routine of daily non productive and constructive work habits,supervisors are also very lazy and corrupt,expect most of them to come in the next morning with alcohol still in their system,if you expect to get promoted or move around best thing to do is the bare medium amount of work,you do too much they break your back and you will never move up even if you have experience from outside the company,you do too little your fired or just stay in the same position.Job advancements are very limited and come with strict rules to monitor and regulate your pay scale,if there is an open position you can apply but expect to lose it from outside hiring without notice and if a supervisor favors a certain wor
ProsSomewhat steady work, slow paced environment
Conspolitics, very lazy culture and environment, low pay, low benefits, extended turnover time, limited growth, regulated growth.
You don't matter to them and can be fired or switched around at will...
Caterpillar doesn't care who you are as long as you have hands. Everyone's temporary when you start. They train you for things like driving a forklift or how to paint parts, or how to put a part on an excavator, etc. And that's where you'll stay. For years. You may get team lead, you may get switched around to your neighbor's job, but in the end you still get paid the same low amount of 14 dollars an hour even if your job is important or requires a lot more work.
Unless you have a degree you're going to be stuck in the low brackets of the company. If you spend years and years dealing with their horrible work ethics to become a supervisor, then, well, even the supervisors don't make enough. When Caterpillar was slow, due to not enough sales plus China and the coronavirus, a lot of people had to find another job like working for food delivery apps. And this is after the fact they fired ALL the temporary workers a few months before. No warning, no chance to get full-time. Just instantly told they were letting everyone go.
A lot of the supervisors are nice and upbeat, but some put on a fake face pretending they're happy and relatable when they don't really care about you.
If your machine malfunctions the blame is on you. They don't care about logic, because CAT is all about SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY even when accidents can't be prevented or weren't your fault. Get prepared to get let go even though they tell you to be truthful, to report accidents, and that you won't get in trouble
• SAP Plant Maintenance/Customer Service Solution Lead representing IBM for providing Global Template for Enterprise Plant Maintenance, Strategic Dire
• SAP Plant Maintenance/Customer Service Solution Lead representing IBM for providing Global Template for Enterprise Plant Maintenance, Strategic Direction and Delivery for the Mach 1 global template.
• Lead the client in project scoping, detailed business process requirements definition and project blueprint activities. Ensuring the solution aligns with the transformation efforts including scope change requests (CCRB) and configuration.
• Key Scenarios Developed: Tools Management/Calibration, APO/PP Scheduling Integration around Maintenance, Asset Capitalization, Route Scheduling besides Crib Inventory Management and HRMS.
• Worked with customers to assess current business and system processes and defines plans for improvement.
• Successfully migrated maintenance management from Maximo, DataStream 7i, PM Lube, QSI, eFactoryPro systems into SAP for 12 sites. Currently working with 8 separate new sites for extending SAP PM to at least 350 users.
• Lead various releases through all phases including blueprint, realization & testing, final preparation and post go-live support. Currently leading a team of consultants for the concurrent deployment to more than eight sites across various business functions.
• Lead Localization workshops for several sites across US, Europe & Canada.
• Utilized functional knowledge to develop system solutions designs that most effectively support business requirements.
• Configured SAP system to meet design requirements.
• Established test plans and l
How does this company have so many positive reviews?
These people are crooks. I got hired on at Caterpillar as a supplemental, and I have seen first hand just how well they treat their employees. Especially the factory floor employees. As a worker, you are always walking on egg shells. They threaten to walk people out constantly for even the smallest infractions. It's like working in a cell block. You have to be at work early in order to get a parking spot, otherwise you risk being a few minutes late, and that is automatic disciplinary action. They stress that they don't tolerate Quid Pro Quo, yet they dangle the prospect of becoming a full time employee with benefits in front of you if you work hard and do a good job. Basically, you bust your butt, and dare I say, DO MORE than the full timers for a chance at a maybe fulltime hire-in. Yet you still have to pay Union dues. You work with great people. I loved the people I worked with. However, management fosters an environment of favoritism, backstabbing, and cut throat tactics. Management also lies. A LOT. They will promise things, and lie directly to your face, just so you will do what they need. And here is the best part. If you're a supplemental, they have to hire or fire you at your two year mark. Most don't make it a year. Why? Layoffs. Worked there for almost an entire year. Got "UnScheduled" to work with the return to work date promise, which gets pushed back every two weeks, until they need you again. So you're on unemployment, falling behind in bills, waiting for someth
• Supported the Global Manufacturing Solutions Team on a new methodology called 'Video Lean Analysis' to design new equipment and materials, recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout and other changes to increase production and improve standards. Also to Study time, motion, methods, speed involved in maintenance, production, and other operations to establish standard production rate to improve efficiency.
• Used video lean analysis for Analyzing process and materials data to provide recommendations for reducing tooling costs, improving set-up times, material flows and cycle times and develop business cases for productivity projects.
• Excelled in TimerPro, Camtasia and splicer software's to employ video lean analysis to determine the standard work for various assembly operations
• Worked both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in product manufacturing by supporting fabrication & Assembly processes in quality issues
• Responded to customer issues and lead process improvements by Establishing and maintaining bill of materials and work orders;
• Got trained on the team center Vismockup and used the software for a few assembly validations to ensure all systems are running according to necessary specifications and operate within regulations for the production of quality products
• Used Cap plus software to import the work orders
• Worked on video lean analysis quality audit(proces
Engineering Project Manager | Aurora, IL | 10 Mar 2017
Caterpillar in Aurora
After graduating from NIU in 2000, I accepted a manufacturing engineering position at Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora. Throughout my 16-year career, I was given plenty of opportunities to utilize my education and experience. When I joined the Aurora facility team, I quickly noticed several areas of desperate need. Fortunately, I was at the forefront of utilizing new virtual manufacturing technology and was able to introduce our product group to the utilization of that powerful technology. This virtual environment allowed us to audit and resolve design and manufacturing issues prior to executing any hard iron prototype builds. I led many of these ‘Design for Manufacturing’ initiatives during NPI product concept and development phases which prevented rework and resulted in significant cost avoidances.
Over the last several years as a production Quality & Reliability Engineer, I have personally dedicated myself to achieving a higher level of professional performance. I have completed both Six Sigma DMAIC & DMEDI Black Belt training in additional to CPS (CAT Production System) Lean Manufacturing Black Belt training. I have also provided 6-Sigma Greenbelt training to seven aspiring students. After completing several successful quality improvement projects and achieving the monetary benefits requirement, I was awarded a ‘Certified’ Black Belt status in 2014. In 2015, I was promoted and given additional leadership and subject matter expert responsibilities. I have recently achieved the
ProsLong, successful career with great co-workers.
Ambiente stimolante, il lavoro è molto tecnico ed è una sfida continua.
Lavoro in CATERPILLAR da alcune settimane. Il processo di assunzione mi aveva già impressionato per l'attenzione alla formazione in materie di, in primis, sicurezza, poi corsi di pilotaggio dei mezzi di movimentazione materiali, lettura del disegno meccanico, per il quale dispongono di un apposito software diverso da quello che conoscevo, corsi in linea...tenuti da docenti esterni ed interni all'azienda, tutti molto preparati e disponibili.
Quando ho iniziato, ho trovato da subito un ambiente molto pulito e organizzatissimo, gli altri ragazzi della squadra sono stati amichevoli e si è subito creata coesione, mi hanno dato molta attenzione per insegnarmi in modo pratico tutte le attività da svolgere. Il lavoro è molto tecnico e necessita di mille attenzioni, va svolto seguendo scrupolosamente le direttive date e i ritmi di produzione sono studiati per amalgamare produttività e concentrazione/attenzione per i dettagli. Ho notato che gli operatori sono tutti molto affiatati, sembra proprio una grande famiglia. L'ambiente è molto stimolante, coinvolgente ed è una sfida costante.
In una tipica giornata di lavoro, che inizia alle ore 8:00, i primi 10 minuti sono dedicati alla riunione quotidiana nella quale le squadre vengono aggiornate sul piano di lavorazione e sugli eventuali errori del giorno prima. Bisogna presentarsi già con indosso i DPI, molto importante. Poi si va in linea, nella propria postazione.
Ogni postazione ha un elenco di operazioni da svolgere in un determina
ProsMensa pagata, abbigliamento di qualità in quantità, attenzione per iDPI
Conscasco e occhiali sempre, anche se non si stà lavorando. Molto caldo sulle linee
Questions And Answers about Caterpillar
How should you prepare for an interview at Caterpillar?
Asked 10 Apr 2017
Be clear with everything on your resume. Be domain-specific. Read the website page of caterpillar thoroughly. The interview generally lasts about 45 mins.
Answered 21 Oct 2021
Technical. And general knowledge
Answered 4 Aug 2019
Could u plz tell me what are the interview process there?
Asked 4 Apr 2017
Good. Smooth. General Questions Only.
Answered 25 Aug 2020
I like. Base to base and piratical.
Answered 4 Aug 2019
What would you suggest Caterpillar management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked 12 May 2021
Work life balance
Answered 5 May 2022
Top management should not blindly believe supervisors' word/ feedback.
They should have 2 way feedback sessions.
Answered 12 May 2021
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Caterpillar?
Asked 25 Aug 2020
Be thorough with end to end ITSM Processes
Answered 4 Jul 2021
Be as frank & transparent as possible
Answered 25 Aug 2020
How does someone get hired at Caterpillar? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 29 Jun 2020
Online application with lots of interviews with real life case studies da