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Facility Controls Engineer



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Morton, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 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.

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 self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Facility Controls Engineer.

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

Through it all, we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience.

The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Facility Controls Engineer located in our Morton, IL facility. As a Facility Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the operation, upgrade/update, installation and maintenance of automation systems, controls and related equipment. You will also be managing projects related to the design/redesign of facility automation with collaboration across multiple departments.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • PLC Programming

  • Troubleshooting issues and resolving problems in the most efficient and cost-effective way

  • Support of maintenance personnel in continued operation of automated conveyor and cranes

  • Upgrading obsolete automation equipment

  • Recommending changes to resolve design and system communication problems

  • Project Management

  • Estimating costs for equipment, materials, programming and installation

  • Creating/Approving drawings, specifying equipment and writing purchase requisitions

  • Designing the most economical, efficient systems, deciding what or which equipment should be purchased, making recommendations and keeping up-to-date on technical advances in the design field

Basic Qualifications:

  • ABET accredited Engineering/Technology degree or 5+ years of previous experience in facility controls engineering or related discipline

  • Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

  • Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.

  • Project Management: Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.

  • Engineering - MFG: Knowledge of processes, techniques and methods of engineering in a manufacturing environment; ability to design and implement machine controls and systems that safely realize a desired objective. Experience with Industrial Communications (ModbusTCP, TCP, OPC, Sockets, ASCII, etc.) Automation Installation – Hardware Troubleshooting/Replacement

  • Plant Facilities Management: Knowledge of processes, methodologies and techniques used to manage plant facilities; ability to handle the full spectrum of activities for managing and maintaining physical facilities and infrastructure.

  • Troubleshooting Technical Problems: Knowledge of troubleshooting approaches, tools and techniques; ability to anticipate, detect and resolve technical problems in a manufacturing environment. Automation Programming & Troubleshooting - PLC control logic

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Automation Programming - Modicon {Proworx32 (984) and Unity}

  • Automation Programming - Ladder, Structured Text, Function Block

  • Knowledge of OPC servers (Kepware preferred)

  • Experience with Archestra/Wonderware

  • Allen Bradley Experience also desired

  • Familiarity with conveyor and AS/RS crane interactions with a Warehouse Management System

  • Industrial Networking - Familiar with Host / PLC interaction

  • Work experience and expertise in electrical and/or computer applications

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to quickly and accurately identify problems

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Additional Information

Minimal travel required, up to 5%

Facility Controls Engineers are subject matter experts for the facility and are on-call for off hours support.

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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.

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

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