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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Senior Test and Validation Engineer



East Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Job Description:

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.

If you like being on the forefront of product development and improvement, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Structural Validation Team in our Earthmoving Division as a Senior Test and Validation Engineer! In this role, you will leverage a unique combination of test, simulation, and project management skills to perform lower powertrain driveline tests and On Machine Stress Analysis (OMSA) for New Product Introduction (NPI) programs and for the resolution of Continuous product improvement (CPI) issues.

What You Will Do:

  • Collaborate with product design, simulation, and machine development engineers to plan lower powertrain driveline tests and OMSA’s tests.
  • Interface with mechanics, instrumentation technicians, and operators to execute tests.
  • Clean and evaluate data, providing results to the business units in the form of technical letters and presentations.

What You Have (Basic Qualifications):

  • Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Material Science curriculum.
  • Project Management: Proven ability to perform complex assignments, prioritize workload, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills are required.
  • Project Design and Development: Extensive knowledge of construction products, ability to understand the design, test and simulation process and standards.
  • Troubleshooting Technical Problems: Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information and solutions with internal and external stakeholders. This position is hands-on and will require time on machines as well as in office.
  • Product Testing: Knowledge of product testing approaches, techniques, and tools. Design and/or simulation experience of lower powertrain components or similar work experience in a related industry.

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • M.S. degree in engineering
  • Experience running machine tests to evaluate structural durability or measure structural loads.
  • Working knowledge of Creo, Creo Simulate, FEA, Clink, Dynasty, and/or TVA.
  • Experience in coaching and guiding a technical team.

Additional Info:

  • Up to 10% travel to the Tucson Proving Grounds (TPG) and customer job sites (possibly international) is required.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available.
  • ISE assignments are not offered.

What You Will Get:

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 day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

About Caterpillar:

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.


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.

Posting Dates:

June 5, 2024 - June 18, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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