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Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

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.


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. To direct and 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.

Job Duties

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, on-board 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 that enable performance improvements for products, and enable machine information that is highly useful for product development and product improvement once analyzed, modeled, aggregated, and mined for actionable insight using product analytics.

Conceives and provides practical control system product design applications using complex technical principles. 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 prove design and prototype build up and test areas. Provides guidance to 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 latest technological advancements in the control system area and 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. Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites, and field test locations related to the development of engineering projects and problem resolution.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering related field and 1-6 years of job-related experience OR Master’s degree in Engineering related field and 1-4 years of job-related experience

Experience in Matlab, Simulink, FMEAs, requirements management and analysis, and/or system design

Top Candidates Will Also Have

Good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts

Strong leadership ability and good communications skills

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL, Alpharetta, GA, or Tucson, AZ

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require 10% travel

Visa sponsorship is 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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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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