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Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar

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’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.

Hear about the Caterpillar Experience for yourself

Job summary:

We are looking for an energetic validation engineer to support our new and exciting Large Gas Engine Grid Code Compliance and Engine Controls processes at Caterpillar. You will have the opportunity to engage with some of the best and brightest engineers working on cutting edge technologies while leveraging our global collaboration partners to help them deliver to our customers. We will support you with our existing team of subject matter experts to ensure you are comfortable, confident, and ready to meet the challenges you may encounter.

You will have the latitude to be innovative in your assignments while you deliver on your goals. You will be empowered to lead change and make an impact across our organization the performance across the supply network. The role will include application of leading Engine Simulation tools such as dSPACE, Grid Controllers and Voltage Regulators.

If you passionate about engines, application of leading simulation and analytic tools to answer technical questions and build robust products for our customers, we have the perfect role for you!

What you will do:

  • Collaborate with Development partners in converting Gas Engine Test Requirements to Test Vectors
  • Simplify Gas Engine Numerical Models to enable their integration on to Advanced Simulators
  • Execute Test Vectors on the Simulators and determine pass/fail results
  • Collaborate with development partners on the integration of the test results
  • Compile and preset test result to the extended engineering team

What you must have:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical OR Electrical Engineering, OR Electronics Engineering Technology AND 1+ year of Software Validation Experience
  • Good organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Hardware-In-Loop testing with dSPACE systems, Control Desk, Automation Desk and Configuration Desk, GT Power
  • Hands-on electronics lab skills – wiring, light fabrication with hand tools, soldering and basic use of electrical test instruments like multimeters, oscilloscopes etc.

Top candidates will also have:

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical OR Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with application communication protocols such as used on CAN Datalink, J1939 Communication, PGNs and SPNs
  • Knowledge of Vector CAN Software tools – CANape, CANoe or CANalyzer
  • Basic knowledge of internal combustion engine systems, their operation, relevant sensors and actuators
  • System modeling with Matlab and Simulink

What you will get:

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion . Our common values and focus on inclusion and respect drive the decisions made by our company, teams, and people. Here, you can apply your unique life and job experiences, and work in a team environment where your ideas are heard, your contributions are celebrated, and your whole-self matters.
  • 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)

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 05/21/2023
  • Travel requirements may be less than 10%.
  • This position is in Lafayette, IN
  • Domestic relocation is available.
  • VISA sponsorship Available
  • This role is on-site and has core hours of 8am-4pm EST

Final details:

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This role is open to foreign national applicants that will require sponsorship either now or in the future. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .





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