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Caterpillar, Inc. Performance/Simulation/Application Engineer in Mossville, Illinois

Performance/Simulation/Application Engineer


Build a career—or three or four different ones.

Wherever your passion lies—chemical, electrical, material, mechanical, metallurgical and more—you’ll find a home here. Engineers work in virtually every area of our company. As a product development engineer, you might research emerging technologies, design new machines and engines, create software solutions, or test and validate product designs.

Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel, gas and reman, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, and the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling which are used to power oil & gas, electric power, marine, rail and Cat machine applications around the world.

The LPSD currently has a Performance/Simulation/Application Engineer located in Mossville, IL facility. In this role, you will serve as an experienced individual contributor on projects and assignments that are large and complex in nature and that support and enhance Caterpillar processes and product performance, durability, reliability, quality and serviceability.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • The key role of this engineering position is to move from learning and assisting others tofully contributing. This is the beginning of building deep expertise in one or multiple fields. At this level, the Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application begins partnering with and providing technical guidance within and between units and other teams. Projects typically range from three months to two years. Ability to gather relevant information, compare and contrast data, identify relationships, and predict and manage failures is critical. Challenges include challenging the status quo and championing new initiatives, collaborating with team members and other teams, and keeping abreast of advancing technology. Decisions may affect the work group or project team, suppliers, multiple units, and both internal and external customers, and these decisions have significant impact on warranty, total cost of non-quality, customer perception, costs, sales, and the leveraging of technology.

  • The Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application may work in any number of functional areas requiringan engineering degree, including, but not limited to, product design, development, research, metallurgy,quality, reliability, materials, manufacturing process, application and installation, productperformance/support, service, and facilities.

  • Individuals may have multiple assignments during their tenure as an Engineer –Performance/Simulation/Application. Assignments may require the Engineer to review the work of technicians or other support personnel, provide technical advice to individuals at various levels in theorganization and work with another unit or team. Assignments will become more complex and require theEngineer to assume a significant role, either as an individual contributor or as part of a project team, withincreasing emphasis on analyzing, identifying, and applying engineering techniques to solve problemsand make recommendations.

  • Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: perform needsanalysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products, processes, or systems; communicate results tocustomers, suppliers, team members, and other business units; contribute to the design of new productsand processes; perform product and process maintenance; collaborate with and support other engineers,managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers, maintain technical currency, and represent thecompany externally.

  • The Engineer – Performance/Simulation/Application must manage their own development, continuouslylearning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key learning should be rounded outduring this tenure, including knowledge of Caterpillar and competitive product performance andapplication, understanding of customers’ needs, working knowledge of key processes, data analysis, anddata extraction skills. Project management skills are being honed at this level.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Electrical/Electronics Engineering

  • 5 years' of engineering experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Master's degree in Engineering

  • Experience and knowledge with classical control theory with Single Input Single Output (SISO) systems

  • Experience and knowledge with classical and modern control theory with Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems using Sequential Loop Closing (SLC) in the time and frequency domain, and Robust MIMO controls

  • Experience in modeling of dynamic systems using both physics based white box modeling and black box modeling using system identification techniques.

  • Must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and have an extensive understanding of complex engineering concepts and applications

  • Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills who has the ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well with employees in other business units, management, and external suppliers

  • 2 years of experience developing engine control systems for diesel, gas, and dual fuel engines.

  • Extensive experience in GT-Power, Dynasty, Matlab/Simulink, Vector CANape, and Co-simulation, and their applications in gas, diesel, and dual fuel engine development

  • Experience in multiple business units or organizations

Additional Information:

  • This position will close Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11: 59 PM CST

  • Relocation is available for this position

Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Mossville

Unposting Date: May 28, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 1900042Z