Caterpillar, Inc. Part Time Intern - Data Analysis - Lafayette, IN in Lafayette, Indiana

Part Time Intern - Data Analysis - Lafayette, IN


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Job Description:

This posting is for a year round internship working in the Caterpillar Oil and Gas team at the facilities in Lafayette, Indiana. The position will include part-time work during the semesters (12-20 hrs) and a (40 hrs) during the summer months.

In completing this assignment, the successful candidate will gain exposure to:

  • Development of programming skills (SQL, Python/Django, VBA, VB/C# or others)

  • Practical opportunities to exercise problem solving skills on open ended assignments

  • Expand project management capabilities

  • Experience in collaboration and team work across multiple functional disciplines

  • Deeper understanding of back office systems including ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Relational Databases and Business Intelligence reporting tools

  • Opportunities to learn more about Caterpillar's reciprocating engines, transmissions, gas compression and well service pumping products


Primary responsibilities will be in the creation of department utilities to assist various process improvement and data management projects. This will require a range of skill sets including:

  • Capturing technical requirements

  • Understanding product structure and working with both engineering/marketing teams

There will be multiple process improvement projects available including creation of price list product structure to ensure accurate Bill of Material, enhancing automation of 3-D modeling and 2-D drawing creation and improving standard work using various automation techniques.

This assignment will expose you to the Oil & Gas industry at Caterpillar which covers gas compression, drilling, production and well service segments. Additionally, opportunities will be present to gain a fundamental understanding of how to drive business results in a global market.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they're really contributing to the work of a powerful team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Models and small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn't be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When the employees win, so does Caterpillar.


When applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial transcript of your application.

Required Qualifications:

- Must be enrolled as a Full-Time student at an accredited 4-year university pursuing a degree in: Engineering/Technology or related degree.

- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0 scale (no rounding)

- Applicant must be able to work at the Lafayette, Indiana facility a minimum of 15 - 20 hours per week during the school year as well as 40 hours per week during the summer

- Graduation date: December 2019 and beyond and completion of 24 credit hours at the 4 year university prior to June 2019

- Applicant must be able to complete a daily commute to the Lafayette facility and maintain FT student status.

Top Candidates will also have:

- An aptitude for problem solving, are curious in nature and are excited about new opportunities

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Ability to manage multiple projects

- Self-Motivated, takes initiative and eager to learn, grow and develop

- Able to work well on teams and collaborate with others

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the US which can be found through our employment website at .

Job Product Support (Dealer/Customer)

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Lafayette

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 1900013G