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Engineer - Test / Validation

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2020

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Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world - making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 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.  Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed.  The company principally operates through three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation - and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit  To connect on social media, visit

Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies is a joint venture between Caterpillar and Trimble focused on developing grade control systems for both aftermarket and factory installation.  The Grade Control Test Engineer is responsible for testing and validation of aftermarket and factory fit Grade Control systems on earthmoving machines such as Track Type Tractors, Motor Graders, and Hydraulic Excavators.


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

  • Evaluate new Grade Control products and technologies
  • Develop acceptance criteria for Grade Control product performance
  • Develop test procedures for Grade Control systems
  • Execute and document bench tests and on-machine tests for Grade Control products
  • Analyze data and report significant results from testing on Grade Control products
  • Identify, analyze and resolve complex problems on bench setups and earthmoving machines
  • Conduct Grade Control test set-ups and tear-downs on earthmoving machines, including installation of sensors, brackets, displays, wiring
  • Assist with customer support and training for Grade Control products


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science or 3+ years working with Grade Control systems or surveying in a professional environment
  • 1+ years of relevant industry experience in development or testing of grade control or similar work tool automation systems

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude, as well as manual dexterity to work in bench test and earthmoving machine test environments
  • Experience in embedded software or system testing
  • Experience in the field of surveying
  • Experience with electrical systems on a variety of machine types
  • Experience with CAN, RS232, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, GNSS, and / or Cellular communications
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex technical problems and develop creative solutions
  • Experience with earthmoving equipment


Additional Information:

* The location for this position is East Peoria, IL - Proving Ground AA
* Relocation assistance is not available for this position
* This position may require up to 10% travel
* This posting will close on Monday, October 5, 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

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

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Oct 6, 2020


United States