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Lab Support Technician - Electrical



IT, Other Engineering, Customer Service
mossville, il, usa
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Job Description

At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized and self-starter technician to join our Power Systems & Controls Development (PS&CD) team in Mossville, IL.

As a Lab Support Electrical Technician, you will serve as an individual contributor on complex, exciting projects in field of electrification and green energy. You will be a part of the test execution team and will be responsible for building prototype CAT electrification related products and test setups for laboratory testing. This area of work will involve mechanical and electrical setups in the field of Li-Ion Battery systems, Fuel Cell Systems, Inverters, chargers, and Energy storage systems.

You will be working under the guidance of lead build & test engineers and will be performing hands-on work, parts coordination, build documentation & effective communications across cross-functional team.

This role involves supporting development and testing work is dynamic, fast paced with opportunities to grow and develop.

Job Duties

  • Assists with prototype electrical product assemblies and sub-assemblies in various build stages with critical eye on safety.

  • Installing test and data acquisition equipment in lab setups.

  • Aid in the build of HV and LV harness by reading electrical schematics & wiring diagrams.

  • Help develop build books, document, and effectively communicate build issues to senior team members.

  • Makes suggestions concerning methods of overcoming difficulties encountered in assembly/disassembly and reasons for parts failure.

  • Initiate possible changes in design to correct failure, and any other pertinent criticisms or data gained while performing assembly/disassembly or dismantling or construction.

  • Evaluate and determine reusability of hardware from builds.

  • Isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.

  • Work on live electrical systems (like batteries) up to 2000V with appropriate PPE.

Basic Qualifications

  • Diploma (with reputable electrical technician course like NCCER Level 4) OR GED required with 8-10 years of electrical technical experience, OR 2-yr associate degree in electrical technology.

  • 5+ years of industry experience with hands on experience in power electronics with voltage levels of up to 2000V (AC & DC)​

Top candidates will also have

  • Familiarity with using design software like AutoCAD electrical, Pro-E, JT2Go

  • Ability to read and understand electrical prints

  • Expertise with using ArchFlash PPE & experience with working on energized systems.

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

  • Experience/understanding of electrical functional safety (NFPA 70E)

  • Understanding and experience with DC and AC theory as applies to inverters, rectifiers, transformers, and power supplies​.

  • Strong work ethic, clear communication and eye to safety is required. ​

  • Experience with assembly & disassembly of Li-Ion Battery systems is a plus

  • Experience/understanding of hydrogen system functional safety is a plus

  • Microsoft office – Excel & Word familiarity

  • Solid written & verbal communication skills

Additional Information

  • This position will close 10/10/2023 at 11:59 pm.

  • The location for this position is Mossville, IL in Tech Center-Building L.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

  • This position may require less than 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).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not 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.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media


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