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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 complex, major engineering product or process projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, 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.

The key role of an Electro Mechanical Control Systems Engineering Specialist is that of principal contributor on a design or CPPD team responsible for development of a product, process or both. This position will develop solutions for complex technical control system engineering problems and may be accountable for the design or improvement of complex systems or processes. In addition to demonstrating technical expertise, a person in this position may be called on to act as a team and/or project leader. But major focus is on technical delivery. Must demonstrate ability to develop and perform on a complex project or program. Direct work with other units, suppliers, customers, and teams require the incumbent demonstrate skill in negotiation, building consensus, and achieving compromise. Impact of decisions made by this position may be far-reaching, to include the project team or immediate work group, division, and/or business unit, suppliers, internal and external customers, and Caterpillar markets. Decisions may significantly impact warranty, patents, products or processes, technology, costs, sales, and customer perceptions.

Success factors for the Electro Mechanical Control Systems Engineering Specialist are strong communication, control systems design skills, and an understanding of customers’ needs and product application. Major challenges facing incumbents are keeping up-to-date with technology and developing increased technical breadth and/or depth. Responsibilities of this position demand that the incumbent understand complex technical problems and demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions. Technical leadership skills are essential. Though the focus of the job is technical contribution, project management skills may be required.

Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: design and promote new products and processes; contribute to establishing strategies for new process and product programs; develop and manage the project/program to the plan; perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products, perform product maintenance; keep up to date on new technologies such as Matlab/Simulink, co-simulation, neural networks, adaptive control and self-learning machines, or develop new technologies; communicate technology to customers, team members, suppliers, and other units; and support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers, and suppliers.

Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. This position must develop increased technical breadth and/or depth at this level, as well as gaining increased business management skills. Additional key skills at this level include development of acceptance criteria, new product introduction process, spatial design, conceptual design, practical application of theory, knowledge of the NPI process, and communication skills.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering related field and 7-11 years of job-related experience OR Master’s degree in Engineering related field and 5-11 years of job-related experience

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

Top Candidates Will Also Have

Excellent analytical skills and extensive understanding of complex engineering concepts and applications

Self-starter with strong technical leadership skills

Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as employees in other units, customers, and suppliers

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.

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