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Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) - Embedded Prod Analytics Engineer

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2019

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.7 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar hires top talent - and Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts. The purpose of Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program is to harness your ability and further develop you through rotational assignments and learning opportunities so that you may not only fulfill your career ambition but provide excellent service to Caterpillar and its customers.

Caterpillar’s Engineering Rotational Development Program offers a broad exposure to a Fortune 50 Company, presents diverse project responsibilities, engages you in a global team, provides cross-functional job experiences, and includes valuable networking opportunities with all levels of Caterpillar leadership. This program provides the foundation for future success of Caterpillar's engineers, technologists and technical professionals.


The Embedded Prod Analytics track is a 12-18-month multi-rotational program focused on building technical competency within Caterpillar’s engineering analytics community

As an Embedded Product Analytics Engineer, you will have the opportunity to direct and contribute to the concept, development, and design of complex components, subsystems, or processes while strengthening your analytical skills and mastery of engineering concepts. You will contribute to the planning and delivery of projects, continually learn and stay abreast of innovative technology, mentor and coach team members, and broaden your professional network.


The successful candidate will be required to work across a broad number of innovative projects including an optimizer for site level control and maintenance, advanced control algorithm for the hybrid applications with energy storage system, and digital based analytics with smart sensor technology.  This position will assist in the control development for new products in a rapidly growing market.


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


  • Research and development of new technology/control systems and software 
  • Development, evaluation, and deployment of new control algorithms, diagnostic algorithms, optimization algorithms, tools, and technologies
  • Testing and Validation of the control algorithm for new products using Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) & Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulations
  • Evaluating new products, processes, or systems 
  • Communicating results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other Caterpillar business units


Professionals within the program must be willing to travel and relocate domestically.


At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.  There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.


Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world. 



If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.
Required Qualifications:
  • Currently attending a 4-year accredited university/college or have completed a minimum PhD in Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Demonstrated controls or condition monitoring/analytics related dissertation
  • Graduation date between December 2018 - August 2020
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding) at current institution
  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience 

Top Candidates Will Also Have:
  • Extensive experience in Mathworks Matlab/Simulink, Stateflow, Simscape Electrical, and Co-simulation.
  • Experience and knowledge of linear control theory and basic PID with physics insight
  • Experience and knowledge with advanced nonlinear control disciplines such as adaptive or variable structure/sliding mode control, Intelligent control schemes such as neural networks or fuzzy logic control
  • Experience and knowledge with version control tools like GIT
  • Experience of Software development tools and service tools
  • Be able to design and implement diagnostics into control designs efficiently by understanding failure modes
  • Be able to Use Mathworks’s m-script language to define datatypes, model interfaces, and map/tune data
  • High degree of innovation and entrepreneurship ability
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
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Aug 24, 2019


United States