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Caterpillar, Inc. Development Analyst - 2nd Shift in Peoria, Illinois

Development Analyst - 2nd Shift


JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing analytical sample processing and data review to support SOSSM Services initiatives. Incumbent uses a variety of analytical techniques and wet chemistry to process oil, fuel, and source water and/or coolant samples submitted by customers. Engineers and dealers use results to manage equipment preventive maintenance schedules.


Job duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • ISO 9001 Quality System

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan

  • Services Manager Training

  • Safety Training

  • Sample Registration

  • Sample Prep and Handling (receipt to disposal)

  • Material Inspection and Supply Receipt

  • Daily Customer Interactions via telephone or e-mail

  • Collect and evaluate Data and LIMS transfer

  • Log of Non-conforming Samples

  • Waste Disposal and EHS compliance

  • Fuel Testing (Particle Count, Physical Tests, Oxidation Stability, Distillation, Color, % Biodiesel Pour Point & Cloud Point, Flash Point, Bacteria/Fungus Testing)

  • Particle Count Analysis

  • Viscosity Analysis

  • Sample Dilution

  • FTIR Analysis

  • Gas Chromatography

  • Fuel Sulfur Analyzer Analysis

  • Titrate Analysis (TBN, TAN and Karl Fisher)

  • Coolant Physical Testing (data entry)

  • Monitor of Samples in Process

  • Coolant Nitrite Titrations (including check standards)

  • Instrument Data Archive

  • Coolant pH, Conductivity and RI Testing

  • Ownership of Designated Processes

  • Completion Billing form and Received Dates

  • Instrument Troubleshooting

  • IC/HPLC Analysis

  • Utilization of Instrument Manager

  • Preparation of Reagents and standards

  • ICP Analysis

  • Visual Inspection

  • Identifying problem areas

  • Daily Instrument Validation (Weight Audits, daily checks)


Basic Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in chemistry or related field (biology, bio-chemistry, chemical engineering, etc.) OR equivalent work experience, which must include > 1 year CAT SOS lab experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Caterpillar experience with SOS fluid analysis

  • Laboratory skills

  • Computer skills, Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience and willingness to operate in a TEAM environment.

Additional Information:

  • This Role is 2nd shift (3:00pm-11:30pm, Monday through Friday)

  • Travel requirement is 10% or less

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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

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Primary Location United States-Illinois-Peoria

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 2000034Q