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Senior Engineer-Test/Validation at Caterpillar (Remote)

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Career Area:
Engineering
Job Description:
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.
Electric Drive Validation is an exciting job opportunity, and this technology continues to expand to new product lines. Future electric drive programs will continue to provide customers with machines that do more work and consume less fuel, while providing customers with lower owning and operating costs.
JOB PURPOSE:
The Electric Drive Validation - Sr Engineer-Test/Validation executes lab testing of advanced drivetrain components and systems at the Caterpillar Global R&D Headquarters as part of new product development programs or continuous product improvement projects.
JOB DUTIES:
The key role of a Sr. Engineer - Test/Validation is that of an individual contributor.
This position will be responsible for:
  • Defining test validation requirements.
  • Performing lab tests to validate components / systems.
  • Analyzing test data
  • Communicate results and making recommendations to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units
  • Identifying and troubleshooting hardware and software issues
  • Validating and implementing product solutions
  • Documenting findings in technical reports.
  • Assisting others to fully contributing engineers

Success factors for the Sr. Engineer - Test/Validation role include demonstrating excellent analytical skills and a mastery of engineering concepts. Major challenges facing incumbents are meeting goals for cost, reliability, and performance, and managing multiple priorities. This position must keep up to date on changing customer needs as the project progresses, stay current with new technology, and provide guidance and direction on the project to less experienced engineers, technologists, and technicians. Incumbents may be expected to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project with major focus on delivery.
Basic Requirements:
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 5+ years of engineering experience or a master's degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus 3 years of engineering experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self-starter with strong technical leadership skills
  • Previous powertrain product development experience (design, test, or analysis).
  • Demonstrated ability to work on complex assignments.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and understanding of mechanical systems
  • Understanding of electrical systems
  • Good hands on and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and meeting facilitation background
  • Ability to work with others in a team-based environment

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Experience with data analysis tools
  • Experience with data acquisition systems
  • Experience working in a lab test facility
  • Experience with electric drive systems and/or components
  • Experience with Caterpillar NPI and CPI systems

Additional Information:
  • This position is located in Mossville, IL.
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.
  • Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.
  • This position will close on 12/6/21 at 11:59 PM.

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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Culture
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Friends outside of work
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