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Control Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
mossville, il, usa
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

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Job Description:

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When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce, Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

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For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost. Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, onboard models, and control algorithms in real time creating real-world machine usage information. The integrated mechanical and electronic control systems and associated control algorithms and/or embedded controls or software enable performance improvements for products and machine information that are highly useful for product development and product improvement once analyzed, modeled, aggregated, and mined for actionable insight using product analytics.

Why you want the job and why it’s awesome!

As a Control Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of Electro-Mechanical Control Systems using quantitative methods to solve problems for internal and external Caterpillar customers through integrating mechanical and electronic components and systems through control algorithm implementation and optimization using data from sensors, on-board models and product analytics. You will participate in the design and development of new Electro-Mechanical Control Systems product concepts and complex engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, digital connectivity, and serviceability.

What you will do:

Conceives and provides practical control system product design applications using complex technical principles. The emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex engineering projects that provide superior integrated control system designs.

Prepares concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex integrated control system engineering projects. Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis, and computer simulation effort.

Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates. Acts as the development team leader by interacting with Plant locations and various engineering departments. Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products.

Coordinates product tests with proven design and prototype build-up and test areas. Guides other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.

Evaluates, defines, and resolves design and manufacturing problems.

Travels to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field test locations to evaluate a product improvement.

Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem-resolution process when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants.

Works with manufacturability teams resolving problems with manufacturing and statistical process controls.

Keeps abreast of the latest technological advancements in the control system area, prepares design concepts, and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage. Also keeps abreast of emerging technologies such as Matlab/Simulink, co-simulation, neural networks, adaptive control, and self-learning machines.

What skills you will have:

Ability to gain a mastery of complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.

Must have a good mechanical aptitude with the ability to develop product concepts.

Requires strong leadership ability and good communication skills.

Excellent analytical skills.

Skills in embedded control systems and electronic hardware.

Degree and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science curriculum.

2 plus years of experience in control systems, or an advanced degree in Engineering or Computer Science plus 1 year of experience in control systems.

Additional information:

The location for this position is Mossville, IL.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position will require 10 % travel.

Sponsorship is available.

Closing date: 9/19/2023.

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).

Final details

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This employer is currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

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Relocation is available for this position.Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

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

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