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Associate Technologist - Test/Validation

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2020

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The Large Power Systems Division has an opening for an Associate Technologist–Test/Validation at the Mossville Tech Center in Mossville, Illinois.  This role is an entry level, non-engineering degreed position, job assignments are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the technical staff, methods, practices, and programs of the company and assigned area.  This role will also provide support for planning, executing, troubleshooting, validating, and summarizing results of Medium Vee products in Tech Center L.  It is critical in supporting the Medium Vee product line execution, including the C32B program. This position has responsibility for key validation and test deliverables, specifically for Diesel Engine programs.

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

* Learn and assist: to gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business, products, systems, and procedures; to learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic engineering knowledge
* Provide assistance to a project team or others in the work group
* Work in any number of functional areas requiring a technical expertise, including, but not limited to, product design, development, research, metallurgy, quality, reliability, materials, manufacturing process, application and installation, product performance/support, service, and facilities
* Perform needs analysis and initiate ideas
* Evaluate new products, processes, or systems
* Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units
* Contribute to the design of new products and processes
* Perform product and process maintenance; support other engineers, technologists, managers, marketing personnel, customers, and suppliers


Basic Qualifications:

* Associates Degree or 3 to 5 years of progressive, relevant experience
* Ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as customers and suppliers

* Strong communication skills

* Familiarity with data acquisition systems such as eDAQ, SuperComm, or CANape

* Commitment to safe work practices around large machinery

* Ability to travel 10% to remote locations with no global restrictions


Top candidates will also have:


*Degree/Certificate in diesel/automotive technology, math, or science

*Minimum of one year in the Mechnician role with focus on test cell operation (Data acquisition, dyno operation, emissions equipment, Allen Bradley operation, cell instrumentation setup, calibration requirements, facilities systems)

*Experience working on a team supporting projects related to engine product development

*Understanding and execution of part procurement procedures

*Proficiency in engine operating parameters to be able to conduct performance troubleshooting

*Proficiency in engine data processing and analysis (PerfEx, DATK, CANape, Morphee)

*Filled the role of “Engine Platform Engineer” for at least one complete program


Additional Information:

* Location of this position is in Mossville, IL

* Relocation assistance is available for this position.

* This position will close on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST


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 at


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply

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Sep 24, 2020


United States