POSITIONING & CONTROLS ENGINEER at Caterpillar (Chicago, IL)
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This is the third career level in engineering and represents a shift from learning and assisting to fully contributing in assignments that are broader, more complex, and challenging in nature.
The key role of this engineering position is to move from learning and assisting others to fully contributing. This is the beginning of building deep expertise in one or multiple fields. At this level, the Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application begins partnering with and providing technical guidance within and between units and other teams. Projects typically range from three months to two years. Ability to gather relevant information, compare and contrast data, identify relationships, and predict and manage failures is critical. Challenges include challenging the status quo and championing new initiatives, collaborating with team members and other teams, and keeping abreast of advancing technology. Decisions may affect the work group or project team, suppliers, multiple units, and both internal and external customers, and these decisions have significant impact on warranty, total cost of non-quality, customer perception, costs, sales, and the leveraging of technology.
The Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application may work in any number of functional areas requiring an engineering degree, including, but not limited to, product design, development, research, metallurgy, quality, reliability, materials, manufacturing process, application and installation, product performance/support, service, and facilities.
Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: research and development of Simulink models and C++ software for a positioning system; perform simulations to validate model development; creating automated SW tests; writing, maintaining and archiving design documents, models, source code and other work products necessary for the project; communicate designs and analysis results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other stakeholders; contribute to the design of new products and processes; perform product and process maintenance.
The Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key learning should be rounded out during this tenure, including knowledge of Caterpillar and competitive product performance and application, understanding of customers’ needs, working knowledge of key processes, data analysis, and data extraction skills. Project management skills are being honed at this level.
Requires a bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 3-5 years experience or a master’s degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 1 to 2 years experience or a doctorate degree in engineering.
Top Candidates will also have
Excellent analytical skills
Knowledge and application of Kalman filters
Experience with sensing technology like IMU’s, GNSS receivers, laser receivers, or UTS systems.
Experience with software development of real-time embedded control systems
Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well employees in other units, customers, and suppliers.
The location for this position is Mossville, IL
Visa sponsorship is available for this position
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.
This position may require 10% travel
Employee benefit details
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.
Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.
Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).
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Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.
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