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Performance Engineer



Software Engineering
mossville, il, usa
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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.

Performance Engineer

Mossville, IL – Tech Center – L

As a member of the Power Systems and Controls Development team within Large Power Systems Division (LPSD), you will serve as an experienced engineer on complex and exciting projects. You will be an integral part of the development and continuous improvement of Caterpillar’s C175 engines that are utilized in the Electric Power, Mining, and Rail industries.

As a C175 Performance Engineer, you will have the opportunity to both be a technical individual contributor as well as lead engine performance projects. Technical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data mining, emissions, and performance analysis, and 1D engine simulation. Project leadership functions include test planning, customer support, and collaboration across engineering teams. Projects will span various phases of product life from concept to postproduction.

As a Performance Engineer you will be expected to ensure engineering activities are on schedule and to provide regular updates to management and technical leadership. Documentation of work accomplished, along with stakeholder updates, will be required on completion of projects. This role will require developing strong peer relationships and collaborate with global teams.

What you will do:

  • Perform complex analysis work, identify, and solve challenging problems.
  • Conduct 1-D Destiny simulation for recipe selection and ambient capability.
  • Create and deliver technical reports.
  • Communicate technical information to customers and internal technical leadership and management.
  • Mentor and train new engineers on processes/procedures for engine development.
  • Collaborate with a global team across multiple functional areas.
  • Perform work in accordance with ISO 17025 processes.

Degree Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accredited engineering curriculum

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Diesel engine product development experience
  • Project/technical leadership experience
  • 1-D or 3-D engine performance simulation experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self-starter with high accountability
  • The ability to contribute on multiple projects simultaneously and to make sound priority decisions.

Skill Descriptors

Technical Excellence: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of a given technology and various application methods; ability to develop and provide solutions to significant technical challenges.

Problem Solving: Level Extensive Experience

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.

Effective Communications: Level Working Knowledge

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.

Process Management: Level Working Knowledge

Knowledge of business process improvement tools and techniques; ability to understand, monitor, update, control, or enhance existing business or work processes.

Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Level Working Knowledge

Understanding the necessity and value of accuracy; ability to complete tasks with high levels of precision.

Project Management: Level Basic Understanding

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.

Additional Information:

  • This position requires less than 10% travel.
  • This position is located in Mossville, IL.
  • Domestic Relocation is available for this position.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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 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.

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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.

Posting Dates:

June 27, 2024 - July 14, 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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